Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Rosacea An Autoimmune Disorder

Share

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


3

3
Recent studies have been reporting a potential association between rosacea and autoimmune diseases like MS, Parkinson's. How do I not stress about it?

Health care: You heard correctly BUT the studies are small, based on some unsubstianted self-reports of the other diseases and says NOTHING about causality. There was suggestion that worse rosacea had a higher link and that good Tx can avoid worse rosacea - so, find and follow good Tx as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and that includes mgmt of stress! Seek a therapist you trust to learn those skills! . Read more

5

5
I'm the only 1 in my immed & extend family w/ hypothyroid, psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, auto-immune, rosacea, & overweight etc. Why & are they related?

I'm the only 1 in my immed & extend family w/ hypothyroid, psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, auto-immune, rosacea, & overweight etc. Why & are they related?

Some are: Hypothyroidism and possibly psoriasis (the jury is still out) may be considered autoimmune but not rosacea or overweight condition. Being overweight increases your body core temperature and thus worsen rosacea. As for fibromyalgia, we are still in the dark on the mechanism. Belly fat also makes one more prone to inflammation. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. So is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. So is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated. Read more

9

9
What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if I can get name of cream.

What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if I can get name of cream.

Prescription: The topical medications that we prescribe for rosacea most commonly are of the Metronidazole type -- either gel, cream or lotion with strengths varying from 0.75% to 1%. Another commonly used product is Finacea Gel 15%. Please see your dermatologist for the best option for you. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What to do about rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea is often due to combination of following: genetic predisposition, sun exposure, possible demodex. Avoiding certain triggers may help (ie, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may cause flushing and should be avoided. Avoid smoking, sunlight and to extreme hot and cold temperatures, Red wine and chocolate). Rx of antibiotic creams or pills also help. See eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
How do you treat rosacea?

IPL: The best treatment for rosacea is ilp treatments from an experienced doctor, not a spa or aesthetician. Read more

13

13
How do you handle rosacea?

How do you handle rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
How do you diagnose rosacea?

Clinically: A dermatologist just needs a glance, and an experienced generalist can usually make the call. Occasionally it's questionable and the real decision in any case is, "Do we treat it, and if so, how? " Best wishes. Read more

15

15
How do you identify rosacea?

Rosacea Diagnosis: Rosacea is a clinical diagnosis which is simply made by a medical professional. There is no specific diagnostic test. It can range from mild facial redness or progress to pimples or icreased redness including the nose which can deveop a rhinopyma ("WC Fields nose). Treatment can slow this process down Read more

16

16
Does zenmed work for rosacea?

Does zenmed work for rosacea?

Perhaps: The standard for rosacea includes avoiding any known "triggers" - that may include sun, foods, topical agents, etc. Beyond that, using sun protection and occasionally antibiotic therapy will help in some individuals. Trying "natural" products is prob fine, but results (as with any skincare) will vary - particularly with non-prescription agents. Hope this helps! Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Can rosacea occur in children?

Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
Doe all coverups work on rosacea?

Not all equally: Some are more effective depending on your skin type and complexion. Read more

19

19
I have rosacea, should I do facials?

Nothing abrasive: As long as the facial does not involve any microdermabrasion, glycolic or salicylic or other fruity enzyme acid peels. Anything potentially abrasive with exacerbate your rosacea. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What's the best way to treat rosacea?

What's the best way to treat rosacea?

Rosacea: Many people have success with topical Flagyl./ metro gel. It comes in 2 strengths. All the best. Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
449 Doctors shared insights

Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more