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Ocular Rosacea Diet
Lids v. face: Blepharitis is a dandruff like inflammation of the eyelids causing redness, itching, crusting and sometimes loss of lashes. Rosacea is condition of unknown origin causing redness and crusting of the mid-face and sometimes involving the eyelids. Treatment overlaps between these two conditions and both are treatable. Rosacea can cause permanent skin changes if not dealt with. ...Read more
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Could rosacea and ocular rosacea cause an elevated Total Complement (CH50)? I am healthy, very active, feel great.
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Can doc tell the difference between ocular rosacea and an allergic reaction? (trigger uncertain.) Burning sensation. Prickly lids. Have facial rosacea
I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.
Meibomian gland: Dysfunction from blepharitis can cause meibomian gland cysts to occur. Good lid hygiene with diligent lid scrubs found over the counter is a good start. Your ophthalmologist can treat you with medication or procedures to alleviate the symptoms and sometimes eliminate the cause. ...Read more
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes. Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
Papulopustular rosacea well controlled by Soolantra. Now have eye symptoms (see above) in both eyes. Is this ocular rosacea or age related dy eyes? What is the defining difference? Also treated for two bacterial infections in last three months.
Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies. Treatment?
Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes! " no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more
Symptom management.: Ocular rosacea is a difficult disease to manage, in large part because the exact cause is unknown. Treatment is guided by the severity of your symptoms: if mild, frequent application of artificial teardrops and warm compresses to the affected eye are helpful. In more severe cases, antibiotics and steroids can be used for a limited time, but can have side effects. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more
Bland food: Rosacea is tough to control. You have to avoid all triggers: extreme cold or extreme heat, any yeast-type drinks like wine or beer, extremely spicy foods. Basically avoid anything that will make your face flush. It's the flushing that leads to chronic blood vessel formation. I have rosacea myself so I know firsthand. ...Read more
That's baloney: I'm really sorry that there are websites like this. People simply make stuff up so they'll appear to be your learned, helpful friends and ultimately get you buy something worthless. If you're interested in "natural healing", get with an evidence-based holist. Rosacea can be managed by scientific medicine. It's not pleasant, but we have stuff that works. Take advantage of it. ...Read more
I believe I have yeast overgrowth in body. Tired, toe fungus, Rosacea, seborhc dermatitis. What is the specific name of diet can I go on? Thanks!
White Vinegar: Wipe between toes and other tight spots with warm water and white vinegar ...Read more
Have Rosacea. I am trying to change diet. What natural treatments are there? How to avoid bulbous nose? I'm female but noticed some change with nose...
Scarring: The main challenge will be to avoid thickening of the skin layers. Please see a Dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more
Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more
Yes: I think you mean pityriasis rosea. This is a common rash in young adults, occurs mostly spring & fall. Usually starts with one large patch, the herald patch, followed by multiple smaller areas. Typically clears in about 6-8 weeks. It is rare for anyone else in the house to get it, even though it's thought to be viral. Treatment can be given if it's itchy, but treatment doesn't speed clearance. ...Read more
Cream, pills: Prescription creams such as metrocream, finances, and even clenia can help rosacea. Oral antibiotics including oracea, minocin, (minocycline) and doxycyline can suppress pustules. Trigger foods which are identified by diet history should be avoided. See add. Org pamphlet on rosacea for common trigger foods. ...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
Dietary changes: Even the most conventional doctors now recognize that rosacea is often aggravated by a wide variety of foods, especially spicy foods, acidic foods, hot drinks and alcohol. For many people dairy also aggravates it. The only way to know for sure is to try avoiding common triggers for a few weeks and then add them back individually to see how they affect her. Please see comment for links to more info:. ...Read more
Avoid your triggers: Avoiding your triggers is the best way to control your symptoms. These can be anything from alcohol, caffeine, otc creams, emotional stress or harsh cleansers. Flare ups can be soothed by using good quality creams that will decrease the inflammation. Home remedies include weak vinegar compresses and aloe. Use sunscreens. I recommend obagi rosaclear"s hydrating complexion corrector. Be well. ...Read more
No single solution: There is no single solution and this may require a combination of skin care, medications (oral and topical), dietary restrictions and more. Seek the advice of a dermatologist for a comprehensive examination. ...Read more
Avoid your triggers: Rosacea, unfortunately is a problem with no easy answers. You can help by avoiding sun, spicy foods, wine, chocolate or anything that causes the flushing of rosacea. To sooth your skin, cool green tea compresses works wonders. Aside from prescription meds, you can also try dilute vinegar compresses to decrease the surface bacteria that cause the acne of rosacea. Use a great sunscreen as well. ...Read more
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. ...Read more