Rosacea Support Group

Rosacea is a common but often misunderstood condition that is estimated to affect over 45 million people worldwide. It begins as flushing and redness on the central face and across the cheeks, nose, or forehead but can also affect the neck, chest, scalp or ears.

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  • JennAdeleK

    New Derm Just Recommended Adding Blue Light Tx

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    Greetings, All: My new derm (I recently moved from Missouri to Georgia, so I got a new derm because of the move... not because I didn't like my previous doc) just recommended that I add in blue light therapy along with the red light therapy that I've been doing for the past 5 months (red light therapy has been very effective for me). She says the combo may give me even better results than just...
  • JennAdeleK

    Back Online!!!

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    Greetings, All: Sorry if I've missed responding to anyone, but I live in Stone Mountain, GA and was hit by Hurricane Irma as it came inland. Power was out at my place for 5 days, and it was all I could do to keep my household running and pitch in to help friends. I am also very fortunate to have friends that helped me out, as well. Power came back on late last night, and we are all safe and sound...
  • JennAdeleK

    Changes In Skin Microbiome & Rosacea

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    It's the latest and greatest from the American Academy of Dermatology, from their summer conference...https://www.rosacea.org/weblog/changes-skin-microbiome-may-affect-rosacea
  • JennAdeleK

    Re-Starting Red Light Therapy

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    I've been doing so well with my rosacea lately, that I haven't needed to do any red light therapy for over a month. However, last night, for whatever reason (none of which I can determine), my rosacea got really itchy and stinging (serious neuro symptoms for me). So, I had to re-start my red light therapy at 5 minutes per session. And, I'm now back to doing 2 sessions a day, plus any needed spot...
  • JennAdeleK

    Just a bit of comfort...

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    For those who might be in the midst of a flare-up right now, as I am (courtesy of some strawberries)...
  • JennAdeleK

    A Bit About Rosacea And Gut Health

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    I liked this read that was passed on to me, and I appreciate how it draws attention to the gut-skin connection. However, the article does recommend fermented foods and/or probiotics, which can be troublesome for some folks with rosacea. If fermented foods are a problem for you, or if you have had a bad experience with probiotics, please disregard that segment of the article.Enjoy the...
  • This article really resonated with me, and so I wanted to share it here:http://www.kellymartinspeaks.co.uk/2014/05/rosacea-and-shame.htmlBright Blessings!
  • mssp82

    new

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    Hello everyone I'm new, but not to rosacea. I found out I had rosacea about a year ago.  My rosacea up until about two weeks ago was only on my face and neck a little on my scalp. I didn't think would be worse than that. Two weeks ago my right eye started getting fuzzy felt like dirt on my eye. My dr sent to the eye dr he didn't say anything rosacea related, but the cornea specialist did and two...
  • JennAdeleK

    So True...

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    This came across my laptop screen this morning, and it felt so true in regards to the path I've walked with rosacea that I just had to share it here..."To know the real situation within yourself, you have to know your own territory, including the elements within you that are at war with each other."– Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Good morning, all!I've been thinking a lot about the role of stress in rosacea flare ups ever since my big move across the country. Stress, at this point in my healing journey, has to be my number one trigger (most of my other triggers are either completely under my control and therefore eliminated, or are so rare and minor that they aren't an issue much these days). And, as you can imagine, with...
  • Greetings, All!I just wanted to share a personal experience with my rosacea. Recently, I moved from the moderate Midwest (USA) to the deep South. The climate here is much more sub-tropical than the temperate 4 seasons of the Midwest. That being said, I noticed that it took my skin/rosacea about a good 2 weeks to adjust to the new air quality, temperatures, humidity, and common allergens. It was...
  • JennAdeleK

    Changes In Treating Ocular Rosacea

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    Dematologist calls for paradigm shift in treating ocular rosacea...http://www.mdedge.com/edermatologynews/article/141280/rosacea/dermatologist-calls-paradigm-shift-treating-ocular-rosacea?channel=291
  • travelforlife

    The Best Foundations for Rosacea

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    Hope this article can help a few people in this group: The Best Foundations for #Rosacea with detailed comparison photos. http://www.orsblog.com/testing-the-best-foundations-for-rosacea/
  • Many rosacea sufferers are looking for a natural way to treat their rosacea symptoms. This quest can often be frustrating, as there are very few nature-sourced treatments that have been proven to be effective... although I would post here that I, personally, have done well so far with Red Light Therapy (LLLT), pure aloe vera gel, and raw honey wash; along with a low histamine diet and lifestyle...
  • HipHappy

    Non oil based affordable Moisturiser +SPF50?, help

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    Does anyone know of a non oil based daily moisturiser +SPF50 for sun protection, that doesnt cost as much as the high end brands?My friend gets rosacea, their head turns red and you can the capilaries just on the forehead below the hairline are visible, but only when they are flushed/red. They have been using an oil based moisturiser/sun protectant which I know from my own experience from the...