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Hormones And Rosacea
What next for rosacea? Metro gel completely ineffective. Getting worse. Small red bumps on cheeks. Triggers seem to be sun, exercise and hormones.
Yes: Diet can really help- certain foods like alcohol, coffee, spicy foods ; sugar tend to aggravate, while a diet rich in fruits ; vegetables can help- see http://bit.Ly/1iz45yv for more info. There are many natural therapies like creams with green tea, licorice ; other herbs- see http://altmedicine.About.Com/cs/treatments/a/rosacea.Htm you may also benefit by consulting with a homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
19 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with "a bit of rosacea". But I have been to another clinic and they have said I am flushing because of my hormones?
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Not likely: Rosacea is usually caused by or aggravated by Sun or wind exposure, spices, and alcohol but metabolic acidosis is not usually a cause but I don't know whether it would aggravate it. A dermatologist is best qualified to answer your question and treat rosacea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is rosacea caused by toxic foods? i know its cause is not known, but can foods like wheat and sugar aggravate it?
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: These are two separate disease processes but do share some common pathways such as inflammation which causes redness and induration(thickening) of the skin, so a treating inflammation could help both conditions. In medicine as in war, however, smart bombs are better than non-specific bombs, so in the case of acne, we target the bacteria p. Acnes and sebum overproduction, not just inflammation. ...Read more
Will laser skin resurfacing erase damage from rosacea? My rosacea caused some holes in my skin that really bother me. Is it possible that
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. This laser also provides improvement in pore size, wrinkles and some pigment. ...Read more
Red face: You have a lot of it down already. Sun burn, allergy, lupus (rarely), are some others. ...Read more
Rhinophyma: Over active sebaceous glands may produce this appearance. Retinoids may also help decrease their activity as recommended by your dermatologist. ...Read more