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Is Rosacea An Autoimmune Disorder
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
I have been diagnosed with rosacea after blood tests cleared me of autoimmune disease (ANA, dsDNA, etc.). Notice tiny brown streak on two nails?
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
Can receiving IVIG 6 weeks earlier effect ANA type testing? 5 months on, 2 months off, then test. Suspected autoimmune w/auto + periph neuropathy, unintentional weight loss, Raynaud's, Rosacea, stable pancreas IPMNs.
I'm the only 1 in my immed & extend family w/ hypothyroid, psoriasis, Fibromyalgia, auto-immune, rosacea, & overweight etc. Why & are they related?
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
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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?
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
I have rosacea type 2 and thin skin (worsen by using corticoid cream for long term). Can I use tretinoin and erythromicyn cream to treat this disease?
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
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
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
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
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
Look at facial skin: Rosacea typically causes a reddish vascular discoloration of the affected tissues, usually in a "butterfly pattern" of the cheeks, nose, and central forehead. Certain skin bacteria can play a role in some patients, which is why topical antibiotics are often used. Severe or long-standing rosacea can cause skin thickening, cysts, and lead to rhinophyma. Rosacea is unrelated to alcohol use. ...Read more
Redness: Redness over skin. Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin. ...Read more
Basic skin care: Basic skin care with antioxidants retinols sunscreen can help a bit followed by tailored broadband light. ...Read more
Do not know: We do not know what causes rosacea. Camuclear website states it is a dietary deficiency but give no studies or evidence to support their claim. In my patients I have found topical clindamycin gel very effective. Ask your doctor regarding trial of this treatment. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
Rosacea, treatment: A lot of people don't even know they have this condition! Treatment alternatives include topical agents which are very effective for mild rosacea. Patients that do not respond or want a more permanent solution, I use photorejuvenation. This light energy treatment require 5-8 sessions. Usually no anesthesia is needed and the treatments are performed in the office. Brown spots are also improved. ...Read more