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Old 02-07-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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I always have had rosacea. it seems to be worse in the winter. no matter how many mask or healthy diets I eat. it always seems to always be red no matter what. my nose looks like rudolph the red nose reindeer. it's red and you can see the pores on my nose.

I dont know how to help this situation. I always have to hide my face because of it. it makes my confidence feel low.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: northeast PA
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I am in the same boat as you are. I have a Rudolph nose from rosacea, too, and I am very self-conscious of it. I am fortunate that it covers well with green concealer and foundation. But I won't go swimming during the summer or go walking in the rain, because I'm afraid the makeup will get splashed off my nose. And it's dreadful when I get a cold and need to wipe my nose! I have tried all kinds of treatments and remedies. What I've found to work the best is a plain glycerin soap and inexpensive Jergen's face cream (in a big jar for only a few bucks). My dermatologist prescribed Metrogel. While it doesn't make the redness go away much, it has really helped prevent the painful pimples from occurring. It's not an easy condition to deal with emotionally, especially knowing we have it for life.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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This is a post by Hope's from a month or so ago.
I don't know if the coconut oil continued to benefit her rosacea.
Maybe she'll come along and let you know.

"Glad to see this thread resurface. I just want to update.

The pure natural coconut oil is magica!

It completely cured my rosacea and eczema! I had rosacea outbreaks that wouldn't heal for months. They went away in mere days using Coconut Oil.

My skin is super clear. I look a decade younger too. The fine lines disappeared also.

All that's left is the little broken capilaries but laser surgery will be the only way to remove those.

Coconut Oil is FANTASTIC stuff!

I've been using it on my face and body! You'd never guess it was winter by looking at my skin. It's like I have new skin!"

//www.city-data.com/forum/healt...-dry-skin.html
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: northeast PA
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I've tried that as well as much-hyped emu oil....neither helped me.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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A friend of mine takes Tetracycline for hers when it flares up. In fact, I never knew she had the problem at all.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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I've read on the web that avoiding hot bath, spicy foods, warm temperatures, alcohol, tabacco helps.
Also, moisturizing the affected area.
Is it true?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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If you are triggered by warm temperatures, avoiding them helps. If you are triggered by alcohol, avoiding it helps. If you are triggered by spicy foods, avoiding it helps. But who wants to live like that? My dermatologist gave me this big long list of things to avoid including exertion and heat/humidity. Yes, like it's really possible to avoid heat and humidity in Tampa. Avoid exertion? She thought it was reasonable to tell me to not get any exercise just to avoid flushes? Ridiculous. Even if it was possible to fully avoid all triggers, it only reduces future damage and does nothing for what's already occurred. The meds my derm gave me did not help, actually they increased my irritation and made it worse. I found later that there were no meds that reduce the redness, they only work on the type of rosacea with pimples/papules which I don't have.

So I tried a couple drug store products supposedly for rosacea by Aveeno and then later, Eucerin. Neither of those did anything for me and the green pigment in the Eucerin products is low quality or something, it doesn't blend in to my skin tone at all. I also tried the Aveeno line that was supposed to even skin tone but apparently it only works on pigmented marks, not redness. I wound up throwing these products away.

I use Clinique's Redness Solutions cleanser and daily relief cream and it has definitely improved the visible appearance of my skin and reduced my reactivity. The products contain caffeine which constricts the blood vessels and helps to reduce flushing as well as persistent redness. I also use the Turnaround concentrate which is a gentle chemical exfoliant, and since I added that to my routine I have noticed the damaged areas where the rosacea is worse have smoothed out and the redness is now interrupted by patches of normal skin tone which I find pretty exciting since my cheeks and nose have been red for quite some time now. Wearing sunscreen is important to prevent further damage.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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To me the cold weather is what makes mine worse. and on top of that it makes me want to itch my nose. I dont think spicy foods afects me. it's mainley the cold weather. it only affects my nose and some under my eyes.
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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You know when you see little kids with bright red cheeks, that's often a sign that they have some kind of food allergy/intolerance. I used to get bright red cheeks until I figured out that I was intolerant to dairy and soy.
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