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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


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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Doe all coverups work on rosacea?

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

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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

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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

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Is there a natural way to treat rosacea?

What's natural?: Your MD will recommend the latest evidence based treatment and discuss the costs and risks. It doesn't matter how 'natural' it is if it doesn't work.

Remember, arsenic, botulinum toxin and Ebola are all natural.... but I wouldn't recommend you take any of them. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has rosacea?

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

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What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

Redness: The early prominence of superficial capillaries of the cheeks and nose can be some early warning signs of rosacea. ...Read more

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Why have I developed rosacea at such a young age?

Rosacea: Rosacea is not unheard of in the fourth decade. You may benefit from a consultation with a board certified dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rosacea?

Redness: Redness over skin. Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin. ...Read more

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Are there any inexpensive solutionss to control rosacea?

Basic skin care: Basic skin care with antioxidants retinols sunscreen can help a bit followed by tailored broadband light. ...Read more

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I have rosacea & I really suffer from it! Is camuclear really effective?

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

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Rosacea, how to treat it?

Rosacea, how to treat it?

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

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Rosacea (Definition)

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