1,400 Rosacea stories

This site is run by – and dedicated to – men & women, young and old with rosacea prone skin and those with sensitive and easily irritated skin. Our aim is to offer support and understanding both to fellow sufferers and their families. We hope that by reading these emails collected over the years that you will see that you are not alone, that thousands of others all over the world have similar experiences, hopes and fears.

Of course after my years of battling Rosacea, years of searching for answers and testing of skin care ingredients on my own skin, we like to shout about our own success and so I hope you don’t mind the prominence given to a small selection of testimonials for our Calmin products….

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Rosacea sufferers emails

Dear kcn,

I just had to vent my feelings to someone this morning and who better than to people who understand how I’m feeling. After a weekend of sunshine, when my husband and I went for a long walk (with sunscreen on, and mostly in the shade), I still managed to get sunburnt across my cheeks and nose. Apparently, I now find out that this is possibly due, not only to my fair skin, but also the …… that I’m taking for rosacea makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Great!!

So, I’m now in work and if anyone else says to me “Oh, ha, ha, you’ve been sunbathing with your sunglasses on!” (1. I haven’t been sunbathing, and 2. I haven’t been wearing sunglasses), I’m sure I’ll punch them (and I’m not a violent person). And do people seriously think they’re funny calling me “Rosie”. It’s only Monday morning and already I feel like going home. Why is it that when I get sunburnt, the bits underneath my eyes stay white? Is this nature’s way of having a joke?

Thanks for listening.

Chris

 

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I also thought I’d let you know how I feel about the products. Feel free to use any of this on your web site if you want I have had roscea for many years, initially without knowing what it was, just that I had very reactive skin, flushing for days at a time and hot dry burning skin on my cheeks. Also my cheeks were very puffy and prone to red lumps. I was very unhappy and self concious about my face. One of the worst things was people’s reaction to my condition with complete strangers staring at me and even coming up to ask “are you all right?” and “whats wrong with your face?”

After doing research on the web, I asked my doctor for treatment for rosacea. He told me it wasn’t rosacea, because if it was “my nose would be swollen and lumpy” – Honestly!!!! He told me it was menopause hot flushes! I was 36!!

When I first received the Calmin products I immediately started a split face trial of the redness reducing cream and the night cream. (I don’t like to try too many new things at once). I used the redness cream twice a day and the night cream every night on the right side of my face only. I’m also taking minoxydil tablets from a more sympathetic GP. Within a few days I noticed that the right side of my face was less puffy and the skin was much cooler to the touch. Over the next few days the treated skin became smoother and the enlarged pores seem smaller. The right side is consistently cooler and less red than the left side. My face now looks slimmer on the right side becuse the puffiness is so much better. When I get hot my face has always become very red, with the redness lasting several days. After using Calmin for 2 weeks the redness is less and the skin also recovers faster. I have placed an order for more of the redness day cream and the night cream. I wouln’t want to be without it now!

Thanks a lot Kevin

Best wishes

Miranda *Results may vary.

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I have been meaning to write to you for several months. Having read some of the testimonials on your site this evening, I thought I should add my own.

Over the last seven years my skin deteriorated badly, to the point where I was wearing heavy makeup continuously, getting through huge quantities of concealer. Spots, raw red patches, flaking skin… I was extremely conscious of how I looked, having always had good skin up until then. I finally went to the doctor, was diagnosed with Acne Rosacea and put on antibiotics, which cleared up the underlying infections but did nothing for my skin condition. I spent a fortune on every brand of skin care product – with ‘sales consultants’ for all the major brands assuring me that their cream or lotion would clear my skin – nothing worked. After the birth of my third child, while on maternity leave, I had time to surf around on the internet looking at sites about Acne and skin problems – I was determined to try and sort my skin out. I discovered a reference to your products and decided to give them a try. They are cheaper than anything I’ve used on my skin since my twenties and they are miraculous! Within days there was a significant improvement. Within a month my skin was completely clear. Today, nearly a year on, my skin is….. perfect! I still have the odd wrinkle (although there are less of those too) but no outbreaks, no red patches, no flaking skin. I have been recommending your products to everyone who I think might benefit. Please don’t ever stop making them!

Claire *Results may vary.

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Hello again.

Just wanted to email you with my continued appreciation of the service from yourselves.I have been using the three step calmin for about 6 weeks now and have been amazed at how well my skin has been feeling.I had a small outbreak last week but it only lasted a few days and as soon as I soothed it with the three steps twice a day I felt instant relief.I reordered the face wash and mosturiser and added the calmin night time treatment as the day calmin has lasted well and didn’t need reordered at the moment.

The order arrived within three days and the night cream is great.The level of service and little extras (the sample pack of cotton pads) are very appreciated.I finally feel I have found a range of products that manage and control my rosacea while caring well for my skin.

With continued pleasure at using your site and products thank you so much.

Regards Morag *Results may vary.

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Hi

I just wanted to write and say a big thank you! I discovered your Calmin products whilst browsing another site and thought I would give your site a look. I’m so glad that I did.
I’m usually very sceptical about buying products over the internet, but I read quite a few of the testimonials and thought I would give your products a try.

What can I say other than that they are fantastic! They really are the first products I have used on my skin that haven’t left it dry, red or too oily.
The difference in my complexion is amazing.My skin feels ‘normal’ again. I no longer have red cheeks that made me look as if I’m constantly embarrased, it’s taken the heat out of my cheeks that I used to get in extremes of temperatures and the little spots I used to get on my cheeks have gone too.

I’ll be recommending it to my mum who also has extremely sensitive skin and has tried various products that haven’t really had an effect.

I’d also like to thank you for sending the leaflet containing dietary advice. Since cutting porridge out of my diet (which was hard as I love it) I don’t get the heat rash I used to get on my cheeks.

Anyway, thanks for creating the products and I’ll definitely be ordering more when I run out.

Liz *Results may vary.

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Hello Kevin,

I just wanted to say “thank you” for the cleanser and sun protecting cream.

I have only just been diagnosed and the doctor just gave me antibiotics and NO ADVICE.

After looking on the internet and purchasing your products I was at the end of my teather and hardly left the house for fear of people staring at my red, spotty, itchy skin.

As soon as I used the cleanser my face felt so soft (usually it was dry and tight straight away) and I have only had one spot in the 4 weeks that I have been using the cleanser and cream as instructed.

i have also changed my diet as recommended in you leaflet that came with the products and everything seems to be fine.

I realise that this is an ongoing battle but at least my skin is back to normal (in fact better than before as i always thought i had adult acne and blushed alot).

I have ordered 3 more sets of product as I dont know what I would do if i ran out!

Kind Regards

A S *Results may vary.

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I just wanted to say thankyou from the bottom of my heart for CALMIN i have been a rosacea sufferer for over ten years now it began just after my son was born, my skin through that period had been awful beginning with a small patch on one cheek and side of my nose it gradually spread to both cheeks, the last 2 years has seen it at its worst, for someone who was always complimented about there lovley skin!!! its been very hard and depressing at times i suffered from very painful pustules and red bumps which took a long time to heal But!!!!!! now i have been using CALMIN for the last week my skin i would say is 90% healed the redness is fading to a slight blush even the scarring is fading i’m just so thrilled i had to write to you i will be buying more Calmin products in the near future, once again Thankyou.

Kind Regards

Julie in Birmingham *Results may vary.

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Hello Thanks for sending the products so quickly – my skin is going from strength to strength and is at least 70% better than before I used your products. You might want to mention on the website that the remarkable reduction in redness happened for me when I started to use your products EXCLUSIVELY as opposed to using up a bit of other moisturiser and other cleanser at the same time……
Thanks and kind regards,

Sue *Results may vary.

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Just wanted to say a very big thank you for your prompt delivery of CALMIN Ultra Mild Cleanser and EPC Moisturising cream. Your products have done more for me in the last two days than the …. has done in two and half weeks! The redness has gone down and certainly doesn’t feel as burny – thank you so much. Going to order your camouflage concealer foundation, which I received a sample of and was excellent.

Cheers and keep up the good work!

Debbie *Results may vary.

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I’ve always been sceptical about testimonies praising magic creams and lotions etc but going from your professionalism in such a prompt, intelligent response to my enquiry alone I can see myself actually joining in some time in the future, because if the effectiveness of cream matches your willingness to help a complete stranger (with answers
below) before I’ve even put an order in – I already have confidence in it.
Order following by post. Many thanks for your comments – some of them so obvious when pointed out, yet it took somebody pointing out the obvious to make me really stop and think, and I will finally get around to taking long overdue action in getting medical advice for accompanying problem.
Best wishes, Geraldine *Results may vary.

 

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Dear KCN Skincare,

As promptly as I have received your cleanser and moisture cream I am penning back with some feedback because I am quite truly bowled over. I received your products at 10a.m. (extremely quickly after placing the order on Wednesday evening.) I looked at them with caution this morning before I used them because I am fed up with products promising the earth and leaving me with a bright red, rashy, bumpy, sore, patchy, burning skin!!!

I reserved the pleasure of using them until after doing my housework and having a shower, only about 2 hours ago – and when I have now come to look at myself again in the mirror I am quite amazed at how “normal” I look.

As my Mum, Dad and Husband keep telling me – I used to have a peachy skin and I am not sure what went wrong. When I hit thirty I became rashy, red, patchy and sore. Not spotty – I am sure you know yourself – little tiny blisters popping up to the surface of the skin accompanied by an angry red rash.

I have tried everything – expensive and inexpensive products, which must have cost me a fortune over the last 4 years.

Every time I see my parents they study me and shake their heads, wondering if they will ever see me looking like I used to. I can confirm that this morning, after using your products I look almost back to my old self – after only one application. Can’t wait to cleanse and reapply this evening!!!

First off, the products calm the skin immediately when they go on – and I have no burning. They also smell deliciously pure and clean, and are the perfect texture. I do now have a phobia about putting anything thick or heavy on my face, and your creams are as light as a feather.

Being a business person myself, I am not sure how much of a commerical enterprise you have got going with your products. However, I really do think you should shout them from the
rooftops. I certainly will.

If you put any of my feedback on your website, I would like to say that any sceptical person sitting out there reading it, and wondering whether to risk another product on their face as well as the possible anticipation and then disappointment that brings should absolutely try it.

I know I am gushing (and still reserve the right to apply for my refund if it all goes pear shaped over the next few days), but I really did want to thank you so far and voice another vote of confidence for your product.

Best regards

Paula *Results may vary.

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Dear Kevin Thank you for the samples. I have run out already and can’t wait to receive the full bottles that I have ordered today.I am sure you are aware that rosacea makes you miserable but the most miserable thing about it is trying to find a range of products that stop the irritation and inflammation. I have only been diagnosed with rosacea over the last six months so having such sensitive skin is new to me although I have had problems with spots on and off for years. Three days ago, my face looked like I was burnt or had bad eczema – pretty scabby and pretty demoralising too. As soon as I started using your products, my skin felt different – the peeling has gone down a lot and started to flake off revealing healthy skin underneath – this is after just two applications (1 day)! For two weeks before this breakout, I had been using VERY expensive lotions and potions and none of them worked like these do. These products are superior. Over the last few months, I have paid a FORTUNE on the most luxurious and respected dermatology products in beauty parlours and beauty halls, high-class shops (and low-class ones) to find the product that was going to heal my sore and raw skin. What a waste of time and money! Your cleanser is a godsend and your cream isn’t greasy and has minimal shine, your foundation smells divine and just goes straight on even without a moisturiser: it doesn’t clog and leaves the skin feeling and looking radiant without that horrible oily look that is so hard to avoid with other products. I think if I carry on using your products, my skin problems are going to vanish (with or without Tetracycline). I wish I had known about your products years ago, I am sure it would have acted as a preventative – please get the products sent to me immediately! Thanks a lot Kind regards,

S H *Results may vary.

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I began using Calmin just over a month ago after finding your web site, straight away I noticed a difference and as time went on the redness became less and less pronounced making me feel a whole lot better in myself. My skin feels soft and most of the time calm and soothed and I am not so subconscious anymore. I was so happy to find something that was going to help my condition. From my diet I have cut out Caffeine, chocolate and most importantly Niacin. I do still get flushing (but not as bad as before) mostly at work and at the moment I can’t quite work out what the cause is because it doesn’t happen all the time – but I will keep experimenting. Can you give me any tips on what other products can cause the flushing? I have the list you sent me, in it you mentioned Tuna Fish but looking at the label it does not mention Niacin or anything like that so that makes me think there are other food products out there that may contain the flushing agent but which don’t state it on the label.

Can I just ask – can items like shampoo and body spray cause flushing? I have stopped using my usual body spray and have bought an alcohol free perfume from Body Shop. But I still use my usual shampoo and anti-perspirant.

In the meantime I would just like to say thank you for your help and advice and I look forward to continued use of your products.

Thank you

Yvonne *Results may vary.

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No problem at all! You don’t know what a difference finding a product that agrees with my skin means to me! I am currently temping in a GP’s office and a patient called up telling me that she had rosacea. She told me it was getting worse. I couldn’t tell her about your products as I was being monitored by a really strict manager but I kept her number and am hoping to call her and give her your details. Rosacea is so demoralising so if I can spread the word, why not? I’ve spent the last week indoors as my face was so red I couldn’t go out (and it was my birthday!). I am happy to let people know about your website if it stops the misery of rosacea. Hope it is not so drizzly when you read this! Kind regards,

Sue *Results may vary.

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Hi Kevin

Thank you for your kind response. I do appreciate it. I received the foundation on Friday and I am really delighted with it. I have also used the cream sample which I find very soothing.
I will definitely be placing another order.

Many thanks

Mary *Results may vary.

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Thank you very much for your excellent products which I have been using now for one month.

My skin has never felt this comfortable for years, although I am at present also taking antibiotics for 3 months from the doctor.

Despite always using expensive products, I always felt as though my face had an allergic “crawling” feeling, and although the skin felt tight and dry, if I used moisturising creams, I developed spots.

Now, since starting with your products, I’m delighted to say all the blotchiness has gone, and I have got moist (but not greasy) comfortable skin again.

Once again “THANK YOU”

regards Vivienne *Results may vary.

 

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male 42years old thanks for calmin cream given back my confidence to face the world *Results may vary.

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Dear Kevin & Cecilia,

i’m an italian rosacea sufferer and i just started using your products, wich i find very helpful and effective…i have to admit this is the best threatment i’ve ever tried….. Davide *Results may vary.

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Hi,

Im just writing to say….your product is a miracle! You best never go bust because i need what your selling…..Im a 20 year old, I got rosacea about a year and half ago…it hit me really badly and my cheeks came out in a really itchy rash which came out all scabby and it was takin over my face, it got to the point i never went out because i looked a mess and i dint want people to see me, and its not like you can hide your face…all the treatments i got from doctors didnt work at all, it made it worse if anything..except for some steroid cream which did work but only temporarily, and i hear if you use it too much anyway then you ruin your skin that way.
Iv tried everything, numerous products off the internet but nothing….then i found calmin!
Now my skin is looking amazing and im full of confidence!

so… THANK YOU

Duncan *Results may vary.

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Hello!

Have just put in an order for more calmin moisturiser and wonder if you could send me a sample of the above concealer? I do have use make up for sensitive skin, but am always looking for different/ better.

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Many thanks and look forward to my order arriving– touch wood, my skin has been really good ( I do have IPL treatment annually, too)

Yours

Fran *Results may vary.

 

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Hi Kevin, thank you for the excellent service.

Thank you for your advice, I have seen a doctor and

rosacea was confirmed, and the cream has been a great

help since I have been using it.

Best wishes

Richard. *Results may vary.

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Hi Kevin

I got it!

Thank you, making such a difference already!

Francesca *Results may vary.

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Kevin,

I really can’t thank you enough not only for your information but for the time and trouble you have taken to answer me.

Very best wishes,

Penny *Results may vary.

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Thank you so very much Kevin you are truely a very compassioniate person

Luke *Results may vary.

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Hi Kevin,

I feel compelled to write having sat from 11.30 – 1.00pm last night reading your site with tears running uncontrollably down my face. The relief in finding that so many other people have been through/are going through what I am is overwhelming.

Rosacea started with me this time last year because (as a homeopathic doctor told me) I was wrongly prescribed hydrocortisone cream for my face – and rosacea is a side effect. I have though always blushed easily and am pale skinned. I went to him after 4 full months of a bright red cheek which then started on the other side. I think it must have been a severe case as it oozed (as well as all the other tightness, redness, bumps, itchiness) which I haven’t seen anyone else on your site mention. One day in work I vomited after lunch and I truly believe it was because I was so emotionally exhausted with the rosacea.

After being completely CLEAR all summer it has now reappeared with a VENGENCE – today my right cheek is actually swollen and I am drained after crying more in 1and half hrs last night than ever before. I am so down at the moment because the R23 which I’ve started again isn’t working. I’ve written an e-mail to the homeopathic doctor to ask his opinion as I cannot afford yet another appointment (I was there 2/3 wks ago). I had vowed never to go back to the traditional doctor as I don’t think they really care. However, at my wits end, I went last wk & basically told the nurse practitioner to give me …… as she hadn’t a clue. It’s not working either.
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I’m sorry this is so long – it’s been great just to put this all down in writing, I don’t blame you if you drop off to sleep (or have already!)

I’m going to be a faithful reader and contributor to your site for the near future – I can’t get over your dedication to this problem that so few people seem to know about or understand. I am determined that I am not going to bring my mum & boyfriend down with me this time – they went through a lot with me last time.

Thank you for just listening – Kevin, it’s obvious you are such a caring person and you should tell your wife she’s very lucky.

Regards,
Sinead *Results may vary.
(Please could you just print my first name on the site – I’m happy for you to use all or any bit of this mail)

 

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Dear KCN skincare

i’m so tired of this redness, i can’t take it much longer. it started in november w/ little red, itchy bumps then the hot redness on my cheeks and nose. i’ve went to 3 different dermatologists, tried …… and lotion,
sulfur based lotions, cortosteroids, and different oral antibiotics. the sulfur lotion caused a terrible reaction and i have those red pustules all over my forehead and cheeks. i just broke up w/ my girlfriend of a year (i’m too
embarassed to see her anymore). i’m in law school and my grades are shit cause i skip class when it looks bad (all the time). i can’t deal anymore! i’m 25 and before november i hadn’t had any real pimple problem since 10th grade. Its amazing how bad this has made my life, i’m actually crying right now. i don’t think i
want to live like this. Tim *Results may vary.

 

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I just wanted to write and let you know how much you have helped me with
my rosacea, Firstly you internet site is absolulety brilliant and it gave me a lot of
help just by reading it. I have now been using the products you supplied for
1 week and already I am seeing an improvement like I have never seen before,The
change is fantastic, The document you send out regarding triggers has also been very
usefull and has helped my pinpioint a few I wouldn’t have thought about before. My
rosacea hasn’t gone completely but its only been a week and already I am happy
with the result.

I cannot begin to say how much I appriciate the effect that you have put
into helping others, I’m sure you have made a difference to a great number of
people and I would recommending you site to anyone with similar problems.

If you wish I will keep you updated as to how I am doing over the next
couple of
weeks

Thanks again

Richard *Results may vary.

 

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I’ve
Ive suffered(and I dont use that lightly) from acne for the past 5 years and
its left me completely insecure and unconfident to the point that I dont
have a life! I rarely leave my house and have little social contact because
when I look at other people I always feel like they are disgusted or just
want to point and laugh.This is probably because that is what my family and
friends did when IT started to appear so I would love to hear from anyone
who understands the emotional impact of acne and can lend some support!! Im
a 19 year old guy from Ireland and would appreciate any comments. *Results may vary.
My reply

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I have had rosacea building up over the years most likely from sun damage.
The beauty therapist said that’s what it was. I could put up with it as
only on my cheeks but now I have developed the acne vulgaris too. I am going through menopause.
I have been reading people’s letters about how great the aloe vera
treatment has been.
I would like you to recommend which products you think would be most
helpful for me.
Thanks for your help
Kate   *Results may vary.


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Hey kcn,

It’s L again. I’m still taking the ,,,,,,,, but my rosacea just gets worse everyday. We just got back in school again from christmas break and I realize now that I took for granted the 3 weeks away from most anything that could aggravate my rosacea and anyone who could see it. It takes me about an hour to get to school and I swim after school to so my day away from the perfectly blind walls of my house turns out to be much to long. My rosacea is aggravated by the intense workout and my face is dried by the chlorine so I walk out feeling like a sundried tomatoe. It sounds funny, and it obviously seems funny to a lot of people at school but it’s actually very physically (not to mention emotionaly) painful. I feel torn because everything that I’ve read always says to avoid hard workouts, but I can’t give up swimming and the team. I guess that no matter how embarassing it is I’ll just have to do my best to ignore it. It’s getting more prickly and itchy all the time and it’s starting to feel more like a permanent sunburn rather than just frequent heated blushes. It’s realy hard to have rosacea as a teen, as you must know, because no body my age realy knows that it’s a disease so they just think it’s some funny fluke, which means that their not afraid to talk about it right in front of your ever reddening face. I suppose if they just understood what it was about then they would be more sensitive, but I’ve tried explaining and they just can’t understand that it’s realy just a tough skin disease like acne vulgaris. The sad thing is that last summer I probably wouldn’t have understood it either even if some sufferer tried to explain. I hope people will someday mature enough to atleast be semi-sensitive. I can’t wait, because sometimes i can almost force myself to forget it until some helpful onlooker makes sure that I know the red condition of my face (as if I’d never looked in a mirror.) Am I right in thinking that you had rosacea as a young teen? If so, what treatments did you find effective at that “time of change”?, and – How did you deal with friends, girls etc…. while you had rosacea? Sorry for the length. You know, I realy appreciate all you’ve done for me.

Thanks a lot, l.

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I hope you can help me as I really don’t know where to turn. I have been diagnosed with rosacea after what appears to be a “reaction” to chinese medicine I took 12 months ago. It has changed my life. I am on ,,,,, twice a day, my skin on my face looks like dandruff. I can’t wear black as the flakes go on my clothes. I seem to flush really easily. I have tried every cream the experts recommend to no avail. Aqueous Creme BP seems to stop me going red but makes my skin critically dry, E45 seems to soften it but makes it red and I have tried everything else you can name! Please, please – any advice is welcome. I no longer go out, socialise. I sing in a band and haven’t done a gig for months as I have lost so much confidence in my appearance. I won “bride of the year” 18 months ago and now look back at my wedding photos longing to look normal again. I feel like everyone is staring at me as if it’s my fault I look like this.

I have driven myself mad trying to record everything I eat, drink, wash with, wear, go etc. It’s become an obsession. I can’t wear makeup as it just cracks and flakes on my face. It’s all I think about 24 hours every day and the itching and burning keeps me awake.

The people who made comments on your website have given me hope. I don’t know anyone else who has this and it’s a comfort to know I am not alone. I had very bad eczema when I was younger but it was never on my face and I wonder if it is also this as well as the rocacea. I’ve even considered surgery as I hear there is an op you can have to stop facial blushing.

I am writing this in work in tears as a colleague has just asked me if I have “been in the sun” and told me I look really red. It’s January!

Any help or advice is very much appreciated as I am at my whit’s end.

Kind Regards

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Hi Kevin,
Just wanted to say that I have been following your regime for approx 6 weeks and have found the results excellent. My skin is less red and patchy, flushes less frequent and skin is generally smoother, oh and less oily. I am 41 and have had Rosecea for approx 3 yrs, although I’ve suffered with blushing all my life.

I’ve had the worst of my red veins treated with laser, although it took 4 sessions and approx £600. This didn’t treat the rest of the skin, I then had NLite which provided excellent results, but is too expensive to be a long- term solution (£250 per time), you have an initial series of 5 sessions and then top up 2/3 times per year but it does treat thread veins and open pores as well.
I’ve never been keen on taking long-term antibiotics and have been looking for an alternative remedy, I found your site and discovered Aloe Vera. I’ve stopped wearing so much makeup, am more confident with my life generally, am not too embarrassed to attend meetings with work. I do drink 2 litres of water per day and rarely drink caffeine.

I was interested to read that niacin is a trigger – how on earth did you discover this??

I think the final catalyst for my Rosecea was my 3rd pregnancy, I had a baby when I was 38 and I experienced ‘extreme’ flushing during pregnancy, also following the pregnancy I developed incredibly oily skin which resulted in mild acne vulgaris, especially around my periods. It feels as if my whole life has revolved around my skin condition, and how it affects me emotionally and in my day to day life, it certainly doesn’t get any easier as you get older and have other aging skin problems to deal with. Amazingly people usually tell me how great I look for my age, perhaps I’m more paranoid than I need to be or perhaps I’m very skilled with makeup! Anyway I’m waffling now. The site’s great, keep up the good work and let’s hope the Aloe Vera brand continues to thrive.

TTFN Andrea *Results may vary.

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Hi,
My name is Jude, I’m 24 years old and have suffered with acne vulgaris for 10 years or so. I just wanted to write and say how great it is that people have a forum like this where they can get things off their chest at the same time as getting ideas from others. The severity of my condition has varied greatly over the years – as have the treatments I’ve been prescribed (not to mention the emotions!) It is good to know that you are not alone, It’s very hard to discuss acne vulgaris, especially with someone who has never suffered with it. When I have been at my worst I have refused to even leave the house and it’s difficult for others to understand why you feel like that, my family and friends were very supportive but I doubt they ever really understood where I was coming from. It can affect your life in so many ways, I ended up taking loads of time of work when things were bad because I simply couldn’t face going in knowing full well I looked awful and everyone would be as aware of it as I was. I remember one sensitive colleague actually pointing it out once – as if I didn’t know! The ignorance surrounding this condition still amazes me, it can be such a painful condition to live with in more ways than one and everything about it is unfair.

I have been through periods where my skin has been good but I’ve also been through times when it’s been bloody awful and I can completely understand the feelings of those who say they have thought about suicide, to anyone else that may seem a tad dramatic but when you are at the stage where your every waking moment is spent stressing over your skin it’s hardly surprising that some people can become very depressed. It’s not just the fact that you have it, there’s also all the disappointment you have to deal with when yet another treatment has failed to work. Once you’re on that downward spiral of self loathing and anger it’s very very hard to pull yourself back up again.

Thanks again for this site, I think it’s great and keep up the good work!

Yours
Jude.

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hello
my name is s. and i am writing this e-mail to thank you for such a fantastic website you have, i am a fellow sufferer of rosacea, it is only a mild form but still very frustrating to cope with, having read the testimonials on your web page i was staggered to find so many people all with the same symptoms and feeling as myself. the withdrawal from social events because your face is having a bad day, the depression, the worry which makes the bloody thing worse! everything that i suffer from. my doctor has been of little help i recently went to see him having decided to find out what was wrong with my skin, having spent years thinking i just had really dry skin and buying every known face cream available for which none really helped, having completely changed my diet so i know eat plenty of fruit and fresh vegetables and also drinking 2 litres of water a day i started to read books on skin care and symptoms and there is was staring me in the face- rosacea, the relief that i felt having found what was wrong with me for immeasurable, armed with my new found knowledge i booked a appointment with my doctor full of confidence that i would finally be getting some help with my skin condition. the day that i went to see him, by chance i was having a good skin day, as i sat there and told him what i knew i had, the symptoms, the fact it comes and goes, how it makes me feel, the depression, the social withdrawal i was staggered to hear him say ” no you haven’t got that- its acne vulgaris vulgaris! which looks completely different and i certainly aint very spotty, he said everyone get acne vulgaris and there is nothing i can do or prescribe! i was shocked and so depressed to put it mildly, how can a doctor be so far off the mark? i started to question my own sanity, was it me just being vain? do i really need to look in a mirror every half hour to check my face? i was determined not to give up and having read a vitamin book started taking high does of vitamin A vitamin E, zinc and drinking 2 tablespoons of cold pressed flax seed oil- which is so horrible it makes you feel sick! but if it helps then im going to drink it.
that’s when i started scouring the net and found your brilliant web site and as i said before was truly shocked by the many other sufferers, and also how they had been treated by their respected doctors.
i have been taking the vitamins and oil for 2 weeks now and also i have stopped drinking tea&coffee which is extremely difficult as i was having on average 8-9 mugs a day, i feel so tired at the moment but strangely my skin has improved quite a lot, but as a fellow sufferer how difficult is it to try and find what make you flare up! its a nightmare,
here are a few things i have found that makes mine worse
1. air conditioning
2.tea/coffee
3. salt
4.penults
5.citrus fruit- but im not sure
6.soap-any type
7.hot water on my face
8.alcohol! what a nightmare that one is!
9.emotional stress-the main cause of flare ups.
10.branston pickle! again im not sure with this one!
as you can see this condition has taken over my life, i have recently qualified as a personal fitness trainer and so am in the public eye all the time, and 3 weeks ago had to leave my job because the air con was making my skin a nightmare so much so that i wouldn’t leave the house.i have also found that exercise makes it worse, when i sweat it stings my face, not all the time but some of the time.
i have just ordered your complete skin care range so hopefully it will also help, and i look forward to seeing what other things could flare my condition up.
sorry for going on a bit but as i’m sure you’ll understand the relief when you find someone that knows the suffering.
keep up the good work
S. *Results may vary.

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Hey – my names s – i wanna remain anonymous as to my second name – so please don’t post my full name on your page. I’m 16 and i’ve had bad skin since i was about 12. – I took oxy-…… for ages – didn’t do anything. Took …… and had beauty care treatment, and used like moisturiser and washes and stuff – it cleared up – was very happy. Then after a while it came back much worse – this time no longer on the forehead but on the cheeks (it came around the time i started shaving also). I started up the same treatment again – but this time didn’t seem to do anything. Around this time my younger sister turned anorexic, and as you probably know this isn’t a stomach disorder or anything – its a mental disorder. And she basically got obsessed not only with not eating to stay thin, but with not touching anything i’d touched or going anywhere near me cause i’m ‘dirty’ or ‘infected’ and she didn’t want to get my ‘infection.’ And she made a huge case of this, and made a big deal of it if i ever touched anything – for example the piano (which is quite an important part of the house for me – cause my only full interest is music – which i’m kinda dedicated to – composing etc etc). Because of my sister’s anorexia and the fact my parents needed to make her feel they were on her side, they often supported her – and i’d get screamed at for touching things she wanted to touch. This upset me a lot – and last christmas i lost so much self confidence that i spent the christmas holidays in my spare room with the curtains and door closed, thinking about and drawing pictures of cutting the skin off my face. My parents have realised i’m depressed and i’ve had counselling and stuff since. And the main problem i’ve had is that my mentality is not that i don’t want to see what i look like – its that i don’t like other ppl seeing what i look like – and my parents don’t understand this. Inside the house i keep a towel over my lower face whenever someone else is in the room – and outside the house i wear makeup. I find this quite embarrasing – being a boy and all – and i’m constantly paranoid of people noticing and pointing it out – but i would rather be seen with makeup on than without – nevertheless i hate wearing it. I’m extremely self-concious – though i find the makeup has given me more confidence outside the house.

I’m now taking , and have been using a gel. Over the last half term (week long) holiday – i spent the time inside without makeup – and going to a sunbed everyday – i went to the sunbed hooded so noone could see me – my mum laughed about this as well – but i felt quite strongly that i would wear a hood. – My parents don’t want me to take Ro…… – cause one of the side effects is depression – and i’m already depressed. The only thing that will make me feel more relieved is just not having – and i keep hoping that just one night everything will clear up – but i know it won’t.

The sunbeds did some gd – but now back into term again – its all coming back to pretty much how it was before.

I just want some advice of some sort – i don’t really know what – i just feel kinda helpless, and completely out of control of everything.

S.

 

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I simply must tell you just how wonderful your products that come with the full regimentare! I first looked at your sight last year and since I saw that you were using Aloe Vera for rosacea–I tried a different brand of it that I bought at my drugstore. It helped some with the redness, but not enough. So I ordered your Aloe Vera, your cleanser and your moisturizer—–WOW! In just 4 days I could tell the difference — the dry flaky patches were gone — the redness is gone by 80%— and now after a month —my complexion is fantastic! I ordered some for my daughter who has acne vulgaris and although she is not seeing the great results that I have she does admit that the moisturizer is the best that we have ever used. Can you tell me what other product she should order for her acne vulgaris? She is getting pimples under the skin now.

Again–thank you! Please do not EVER go out of business!!!
Veronica  *Results may vary.
From the GREAT state of TEXAS!

 

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Subject: Please, please help me!!!

 

Hi…
Im 15 years old and I am positive that I have rosacea.
My cheeks are constantly red and the skin on my cheeks is very rough.
Im too embarrased to speak to anyone about it, and so I havn’t seen a
doctor.
I blush very easily and whenever I excercise etc. my face goes blood red.
I
get teased alot when im at school.
I have a very low self confidence because of it and I dont have many
friends, and I dont go out much because Im too embarassed…
Please help me…
R

 

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Subject: meltdown

hi

I just came across your site and i cannot believe how many people are affected by rosacea,i am not alone ! i type this e-mail hidden away in my room, i cannot go out and have fun(which i want to!). My cheeks are bright red and are so hot they could melt steel.Im fed up with people saying”look at his face,its so red” It crushes your confidence to a pulp. I am determined to beat this and not let it ruin my life! I will go back to my doctor and tell him how i feel(last time he did not do anything, he told me to come back for my blood pressure to be tested-BIG DEAL!) I’ll let you know how i get on.

Thanks a lot!

Neil

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Kevin (PEOPLE WITH SKIN PROBLEMS’ GUARDIAN ANGEL :))
THANKS SO MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH JUST GOT IN FROM A SHORT HOLIDAY. THE SKIN IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER. THANKS FOR CARING. U ARE VERY SWEET. GOD BLESS U. UR AN ANGEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL HAVE TO READ WHAT U WROTE AGAIN. I AM JUST ON MY WAY OUT THANKS AGAIN!U CERTAINLY HAVE CONTRIBUTED IN MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE.
XOXOXX
SHEILA *Results may vary.

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Subject: HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP

HIIII
I AM SURE U GET A 100 OF THESE A DAY….AT THE LEAST..:) THIS IS A GREAT SITE! THANK YOU! I AM 22 F FROM MONTREAL AND RECENTLY OUT OF NOWHERE I HAD AN ERUPTION OF PIMPLES.MY SKIN IS USUALLY CLEAR SO THIS CAME OF COURSE AS A VERY UNPLEASANT SURPRISE TO SAY THE LEAST. I AM VERY BEAUTIFUL AND MY WHOLE LIFE THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD AND THAT IS HOW I FELT. HOWEVER WITH THE NEW PIMPLES IN TOWN I AM STARTING TO FEEL UNATTRACTIVE AND AS A RESULT AM ON THE DEFENSIVE QUITE A BIT LATELY. I WENT TO THE BEST DERMATOLOGIST IN MONTREAL SUPPOSEDLY THE HEAD OF DERMATOLOGY. I WAS GIVEN …… A MONTH AGO AND IT WORKED UNTIL, WELL UNTIL IT GOT COLD OUT. MY SKIN WAS ALMOST BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION WHEN THERE WAS A COLD DAY AND THEN NOT ONLY DID IT GO BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS BUT EVEN WORSE. I LIVE IN MONTREAL THE WINTERS ARE HORRIBLY COLD AND WINDY HERE. MORE DISCOMFORTING THAN THE PIMPLES IS THE THOUGHT THAT I HAVE LOST SOME FAITH IN THE SYSTEM. I DID MY OWN RESEARCH TO CONCLUDE WHAT HAD GONE WRONG.Do not use a sunlamp while treating your skin with …… gel.
Weather extremes such as wind or cold may also be irritating.
I JUST DON’T GET IT..WHERE DOES THE TOP MD FOR DERMATOLOGY GET OFF PRESCRIBING SOMETHING LIKE …… UNDER MONTREAL CONDITIONS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. I HAVE A HARD TIME LOOKING IN THE MIRROR. IT TAKES 2 MONTHS TO GET ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AND IN ANY CASE NOT LIKE I AM EXCITED FOR THAT OR ANYTHING AFTER THIS. I SPEND SO MUCH MONEY ON THE …… AS I HAD TO APPLY IT TO MY WHOLE FACE USED 2 BOTTLES FOR THISSSSSSSS HELP HELP WHAT DO I DO? ARE THERE ANY OTHER MEDICATIONS OUT THERE FOR MILD acne vulgaris IN A 22 YEAR OLD CAUCASIAN WOMANNNNN!! THANKSSSS SO MUCH. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF I GOT AN ANSWER. I FEEL LIKE I AM LOSING MY MIND:(
TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESSSS U
SHEILA

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Dear Sir/Madam

I placed this order yesterday and wondered if you could post it out for
me as soon as possible.

It’s just that I am going on holiday next week and really, really want
to take these amazing (CALMIN) creams with me.

Thank you so very much.

Kind Regards

Helen *Results may vary.

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Thank you for sending the products so promptly – ordered over the Internet on Sunday, arrived on Tuesday.

I’ve started using them straightaway, and have given up tea and coffee – already I can see an improvement. I’ll keep you posted.

Thanks again. *Results may vary.

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Hey,

I am 16 years old, male. I have had acne vulgaris since I was about 11 or 12, but I have kept it under control, and am now under going a second treatment of ……, and my acne vulgaris is all but a thing of the past, and really isn’t a problem anymore.

However… since long before I ever used ……, i have had a red face. Every time I ran around or exercised, my face got bright red. Now, in the past year or two, my face has gotten to a point where it’s always red… it looks like I have a mild sunburn across my nose, and under my eyes. I have seen pictures of rosacea sufferers, and I am 99% sure that I have this condition. When talking to people, I get very easily flushed, as when I am under emotional stress, school stress, or scared for some reason. My face gets very hot, and gets very red. This has lowered my self esteem more than anyone knows, and I have been very depressed about it. I am going to go see my dermatologist in a few weeks.

As far as ‘trigger factors’ concern me, being at school is the biggest factor. Especially now that I recognise that this is the problem, I always turn very red around people, especially in certain classes. I am full of hope now that I realize that i have an abnormal disorder, and that treatment is available.

This condition has noticable progressed… I am very depressed over this :c(

Thanks for you help,

Dawson


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hi,
hope you can help.i had a glycolic facial yesterday and a horrrible
reaction. the doctor said it may be due to rosacea. i am worried now that i
have serious damage to my sin. also, have red lines etc. that were not there
before. do you think these will go away or not? need some concrete info and
if laser surgery will be needed, the cost etc. thanks so much ..

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Subject: RE
HI,

MY NAME IS GABRIELLE AND I AM ONLY 12 YEARS OLD WITH VERY BAD acne vulgaris. I HAVE
TRIED ABOUT 50 DIFFERENT FACE PRODUCTS AND NOT ONE OF THEM HAD WORKED. I
WAS WATCHING TV THE OTHER DAY AND CAME ACROSS A PRODUCT CALLED PROACTIV. I
HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE THAT IT WORKS GREAT AND SOME PEOPLE SAY IT DOESN’T.
I DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN WITH MY acne vulgaris. I REALLY WANT TO GET RID OF
IT
BECAUSE FOR 2 YEARS ALL I HAVE HEARD ARE MEAN REMARKS ABOUT MY FACE IN
SCHOOL AND OUT OF SCHOOL. IF YOU KNOW A PRODUCT THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN WORKS
TWARD acne vulgaris WILL YOU PLEASE TELL ME OR AT LEAST WRITE ME BACK. THANKS ALOT!
BUH BYE.

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Subject: !!!!THANX!!!!

Hi,
I’am a 21 year old male, i have suffered many many years with a bright red face, especially my cheeks. I had virtually accepted that i was going to have to put up with this condition properly for the rest of my life. It has damaged my self-confidence and on the bad days I became very depressed and angry. Although in the past year my condition has became a little better it is still affecting me. By chance I stumbled upon your website, thankfully I did, many symptoms suggest that I may suffer from rosacea. After reading many testimonials to your products I decided to give the products a try, thankyou for your speedy dispatch. I received them 4 days ago, been using them since. Already I have noticed a great difference to my skin. I find that using the gel and moisturiser after shaving has excellent results. My skin feels and looks great. I now have a lot more confidence and will continue to use your fantastic range. I would like to express how appreciative i am to you.

Keep up the excellent work and thanx again.
Yours Sincerly
Chris *Results may vary.

Hi Chris you’ve put a big 🙂 on my face cheers mate!!!!

best wishes and take care

Kevin.

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Dear Kevin,
Thanks for your reply. It was good to hear a sympathetic response.
My skin feels like it is brusbhburned but healing. I do see the veins that I did
not have before and am very worried I did terrible damage to my skin. I had read
on the internet that laser can help but I am praying this is not needed. I am
going to try to find the best dermatologist in the city and get another opinion.
I truly wish I had not gotten this but now I have to move forward. If you know of
some ways that I could avoid having the laser,please let me know. Again, thanks
for your response and concern. At times like these, the internet is a great tool.

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Subject: No Subject
Hello

I have been surffering with rosecea for a few years now. I am 43 and had
perfect skin u until the ae of 40. i am fairly fit

My pecialist has perscribe … and drup containing …. I
am
nervous about taking the 3month cause but I am embrresed to go out often
becaus my sking flares ups and little darker red spots appera. It makes
the
area around my eyes stand out as panda eyes as they are so white in
comaprison. no amount of make-up helps as the area on my cheeks becomes
hot
and itchy

I really wanted to adres this issue as it is making me unhappy and
unconfident. I spend my time looking at others’ skin. No one ever
comments
on my lovely skin any more and I definitely look my age these days.

Jude

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Subject: rosacea
For the last six months now I have been suffering with red skin and tiny
painful blisters around my nose which is spreading over my face. This is
causing me great discomfort and emotional upset and I understand and
completely sympathise with all sufferers who have written for help and
advice. I am desperate to find a cure for this and have tried dietary
changes, detox plan, Chinese herbs and homeopathy but it is getting worse.
Different doctors diagnose it as different things, ie. sebhorric
dermatitis,
eczema and acne vulgaris rosacea. Are blisters symptoms of acne vulgaris rosacea or is it
only reddening and swelling of the skin?

NS

PS. Very helpful and informative site – thank you.

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Kevin –

Thanks for your reply – best not to print the e-mail address as I am only
temporarily at this address – so I don’t really want replies as such – but
if you could put my letter on the noticeboard, maybe it can be of use to
some of the readers, and I can check in and read anything that goes up in
reply? Thanks again,

Mel

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Hi Kevin –

Thank You so much for your quick reply and your
wonderful advice. I have scheduled my appointment for
the nurse next week. Although I guess I have to see a
nurse first before registering to see a GP. Very
differently done then in America.

Again I have to say that you have made a difference in
people’s lives with your website. Knowing that we are
not alone with this disease is a very comforting
feeling.

Kind Regards-
Dianna *Results may vary.

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Hi –

I’m 31 and have been in the UK for 3 months.
I have suffered from acne vulgaris for most of my life. It has
caused severe depression and although I carry on and
am very social, I still have anxiety of what other
people think. Since moving here I am at a loss to
where to go for treatments. This weekend I am trying a
peeling process to help with the scars, however, the
cleansing products given to me seems to have made my
acne vulgaris flare up worse. Is it possible for acne vulgaris to flare
up before it gets better with products?
I use to be on antibiotics for 5 years, but have quit
because my husband and I would like a family. This has
caused my acne vulgaris to flare on other parts of my body now.
Back and chest. Have you heard anything about flare
ups occurring once you stop taking antibiotics?
Well, thank you for listening. Your website brings
tears to my eyes because you are helping so many not
feel like their alone.

Dianna

 

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Kevin,

Sorry for asking you so many questions but I’m inquisative by
nature and really interested in controlling this rosacea. I’m finding your
regimen very good for giving me a more natural complexion, I was wondering do
you now of
any medication available in the UK or Europe for stopping
instantaneous lushing. Also the area underneath my eyes gets blacker during a
flush do you know of any way to prevent or aid this.

Regards,

Liam. *Results may vary.
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Subject: A worsening case of rosacea
Hello,

I am writing out of desperation. I am a 38 years old and I have been
suffering from rosacea for about five years now.

After spending nine months overseas (mostly in the Middle East) I returned
here to the States in August of this year with more severe symptoms and my
doctor prescribed one of the antibiotics that he had prescribed before.
That was six weeks ago. I did not fill the prescription. I realized that
I
needed to take a different approach.

I have had one meeting with an osteopathic physician who is suggesting
some
extensive testing to get at a possible underlying cause for the rosacea
and
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, from which I also suffer. He seems to think
that,
given that these are both inflammatory conditions, there might be
something
to be gained from sending off different samples to the Great Smokies
Diagnostic Lab in Asheville, North Carolina. He is also suggesting an
elimination/challenge diet to see if there might not be some other food
triggers of which I am not aware. I am encouraged by this refreshing and
seemingly sensible approach to understanding more about these conditions.
However, my insurance company denied my first claim and in order to have
all
of this covered I am forced to change my insurance company and wait until
January to move ahead any further.

I am desperate because my rosacea involves my nose. I have at least one
and
sometimes two or three flare-ups every day. During these flare-ups my
nose
becomes very red and swollen. Over the last year I have noticed that the
shape of my nose has changed. It is still not recognizably different to
most people, but my husband will now freely admit that there is a
noticeable
difference on one side in particular. I would not be mistaken for W.C.
Fields or Karl Malden yet, but in a few year’s time who knows?!!!!

I first logged on to your site back in August, after our return home. I
was
very interested then, but I must admit that I am a bit of a skeptic about
a
lot that I see on the Internet. However, if you are, as you say, a fellow
sufferer of this distressing condition, I find it hard to believe that you
are not what you represent yourself to be. So here I am writing to you to
ask whether or not you have heard from anyone with the dreaded rhinophyma
who has used your products with any success.

I have an appointment with my family doctor this coming week. Perhaps the
biggest trigger for me seems to be stress, which is an inherent part of my
life right now. I am considering asking him for a prescription for
something to calm my nerves and lessen my anxiety. I have never thought
of
myself as someone who needed to be medicated, and if I did not suffer from
this condition, even with the high degree of stress in my life at the
moment, I would not even remotely be considering this as an option. Have
you ever heard of anyone controlling symptoms by controlling reactions to
stress with medication?
I’m sorry if this is a bit rambling and perhaps even a bit tangential. I
just managed to get to the computer this evening while in the middle of a
particularly bad flare-up and the warm and welcoming tone of your site
inspired me to write to you. Thanks for listening.
Suzanne

 

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Dear Sir,

I have had skin problems for many years now. I started off with Excema and from my teenage years applied Steroid cortisone creams on my face. In my 20s I developed acne vulgaris. Now at 34 i still have it with a lot of pigmentation and mild scarring. I am very conscius of it. I started going to an acupuncurist but in my panic also went back to my homepathic doctor. I am underweght by about half a stone and have been dignosed with irritable bowel.

my question is:

1. can you combine acupuncture with homeopathy or which is the best solution?

2. How do you get rid of pigmentation and scarring without going under the surgeons knife.

3. Is it dieatry

I would appreciate your response

A.Mould (Ms)

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I just want to say how impressed I am with your service. I was a little sceptical at first about the effectiveness of these products, but I was willing to try anything. I have been using the Regimen for about a month now and within days I noticed a difference. My skin condition has continued to improve ever since. Your web site is excellent. I hadn’t even heard of the condition until it affected me and I found your site very reassuring.

I am ordering more today.

Thank you.

Yvonne *Results may vary.

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Subject: Question on rosacea

Hi from Nova Scotia, Canada

I have recently been diagnosed with rosacea. I looked it up on the net and found your page. I have mild redness on my cheeks but it is my nose that is driving me crazy. My Dad has a large red nose that is always broken out and looks like raw meat ( this is a graphic but true description) he has never been diagnosed so does not know some of the triggers. My Dr. told me some of the triggers are chocolate and alcohol and not to drink hot drinks because the steam aggravates it. He gave me an antibiotic cream but I am trying to control it with natural products and trying to avoid my triggers – spicy food etc. I am going on an  regimen starting today. Primrose oil and vitamin B are also good.

The rosacea is all confined to the tip of my nose. It appears in water filled blisters that look like pimples. It is constantly present now instead of sporadically as in the past. Has anyone ever said that it feels like something is crawling under the skin where the pimples occur? My doctor looked at me like I was strange when I said that. I can now also see one side of my nose when I look straight ahead and I never noticed that before. Does it cause nose enlargement? I am not a vain person but I can’t imagine having a nose that looks like my Dad’s, God bless him. I find it depressing because apparently the nose is the one body organ that continues to grow until we die. I am a positive thinking and confident person but have noticed that I

find myself embarrassed and depressed by this condition which has become more persistent lately.

It was great reading your page and hearing others inputs. Thanks

A fellow rosacea sufferer

Bev *Results may vary.

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I have been diagnosed with rosacea, but I have a problem with
the fact that no one seems to know very much about it.
Since the number of sufferers in the US has increased,
it seems to me that environment (diet, allergens, etc.)
is a factor after all. I am upset with pharmaceutical companies
that waste research on costly treatments rather
than real cures. Come on, antibiotics? I have read testimonials
from several rosacea websites, and antibiotics only work a small percentage
of the time. My rosacea clears up considerably during my
period, which surprised my doctor. I also have Psoriasis on
my scalp, another skin ailment no one seems to know anything about.
It does seem to be some kind of autoimmune disorder, like rosacea,
so that makes me think something in my environment (pollution,
bad tap water, hormones in milk, meat, pesticides that act as
xenoestrogens in my body) is triggering the rosacea and psoriasis.

Does anyone out there agree?


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How’do kcn.I have just met a great friend through the”pen pals”page.We have much incommon and she has given me some usefulinfo’,ggrrreatt!.I feel better already..Cheers mate!..john..(no need to reply.)

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Subject: steroid induced rosacea
I’m writing in hope that some of my questions can be answered regarding
steroid induced rosacea/acne vulgaris. I brought this on myself by appling
Westcort
hydrocortisone to my face for approximately a year. Though it has
improved
(9 months since I stopped using the steroid) it is still not back the way
it
was before I used this medicine. What treatments would be best for this.
It my skin eventually return to normal and how much longer, more or less,
will it take? I have been appling ….. cream to my face as per my
dermatologist suggested, she says it will reverse itself, but I would
like
another opinion. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Hi Sandra you are right to consult your Doctor whom is best placed to
provide diagnosis and prescribed medication.
best wishes and take care
Kevin.

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Subject: rosacea
Hi, my name is anne and i am 48years old.For years i have flushed when in
very warm climates or after exercising. I suffer with red veins on my face
over my cheeks and my nose is flaking . i als sometimes get very sore and
red
in the folds of my cheeks. I have one or two spots on my forehead but no
others. About three months ago after rubbing my face vigorously i came out
in
blotches and by mid afternoon I looked as if i had a bad case of sunburn,
and my face was very hot and stinging. This happened again about a month
later although nothing since. About the same time as this second episode i
got an eye infection which was diagnosed as conjunctivitis and prescribed
1
week of antibiotics. Although it did not completely clear up the infection
it
was a lot better. So here i am 10 weeks later after having seen three
different doctors and i am now told i have blepharitis. When i asked the
doctor if this could be connected to rosacea he said no because when you
have
rosacea your cheeks are a lot ruddier and you would probably have spots,
but
i am not convinced. I know you are not a doctor and cannot dispense
medical
advise, but could you please tell me if it is possible to have mild
rosacea
and blepharitis. T he doctor said the flushing could be due to my hormones
because of my age[ in my opinion a agood cop out]. T he flushing lasted
all
day both times and it was extremely uncomfortable. I guess what i really
want
to know is
1. is it possible to have rosacea without the accompanying spots
2.is it possible to have mild rosacea with mininmal redness but the thred
veins across the cheeks,but at the same time blepharitis
3. Am i going mad.

Everything i have read points to rosacea, but no one seems to be taking it
seriously

Yours sincerely
Anne

p.s. sorry for the rambling tone of this letter it is just that I am so
frustrated. if i knew that irt coulnd’t or probably wasn’t rosacea then i
could research other reasons for my condition

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Subject: RE: Ordered products
Kevin! I hope your holiday was a relaxing one, and that you enjoyed your
time to regroup and move forward. Unfortunately, Americans put alot of
stock
in the work ethic, and holidays are as action-packed and as unrelaxing as
the usual 40+ hour work week. It has certainly impacted our overall
physical
and mental health status in a negative way, I am afraid. I did recieve
your
products and have been using them for 1 week now. At first the face wash
and
aloe burned slightly, but after a few washes that disappeared. The acne vulgaris
has
cleared up significantly and the redness is at this time unnoticeable. I
have used the hair wash along with mayonnaise and lemon for a conditioner,
and have had good results. Prior to using the wash, I would get redness if
the conditioner came in contact with my face. I commend you on your web
support group. I am an RN in wound management and know that a positive
body
image is essential for each and every human being. I will continue to use
your products, and plan to refer others to your web site. Thanks so much! *Results may vary.

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Subject: Re: HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP

THANKS Kevin
JUST WENT TO THE DERMATOLOGIST HE SAID HE IS 100% SURE THAT I HAVE acne vulgaris VULGARIS AND IT IS MOSTLY GONE AT THIS POINT THANK GOD…STILL WORRIED ABOUT GETTING acne vulgaris rosacea LATER IN LIFE BECAUSE OF MY GERMAN ANCESTRY AHHHHHHHHH I JUST WON’ THINK ABOUT IT FOR NOW. THANKS SO MUCH FOR UR CONCERN AND I WAS HAPPY I WAS ABLE TO PUT A SMILE ON UR FACE AS U HAVE ON MINE THROUGH UR WRITING TO ME AND SHOWING CONCERN. U ROCKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK MATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
XOXOOXO
SHEILA

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Subject: aloe OK!
Hello, Kevin,

I wanted to say thanks for the Aloe gel. It arrived Tuesday. For the first
couple of days I only put it on two small areas of my face: 1) where
glasses often cause spots on the nose and 2) on my jaw, a particularly
rosacea’d area. Results were good. In fact, the irritation spots on my
nose
responded and began to go away almost immediately.

So Friday I went for broke and put the aloe gel all over my face. Good
news: no irritation. This is what I’d been worried about, since I am very
sensitive (I can’t bare to walk past make-up counters with all the counter
ladies calling to me about my sensitive skin. As if I didn’t know!!!!).

My skin looks pretty “settled”.

I had been getting photoderm, mind. And this is a blessing. But my skin
likes making blemishes at a superhuman speed. I’m hoping the aloe gel will
help stop this (***do you think the aloe targets a particular bacteria or
something?***) So far, so good.

Years ago I met someone who did facials and said aloe “gelly” of a certain
kind helped a lot. She was in a different country, so I couldn’t go see
her more than once a year for two years. But your aloe gel now brings
back
echoes of the little bit of product she gave me to try.

Yes, there obviously is something in aloe, and as long as it’s formulated
the right way it probably does at least some good.

Anyway, I’m writing to say that if people you correspond with say they
would like to try the aloe but are afraid b/c they are very sensitive you
can tell them another very sensitive-skinned person found it caused no
reaction at all.

Good luck!

Cathy

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Subject: suitable skin products

I have recently been told that I have acne vulgaris rosacea and am conscious of the fact that the skin products which I had previously been advised to use (Clarins’ Sensitive Skin range) are of no help and in fact appear to make my skin worse at times. I am 47 so want to find products which will cleanse and moisturise a ‘mature’ skin with rosacea.

Acupuncture was recommended to me as being good for rosacea and I am currently undergoing this – 8 sessions so far. The acne vulgaris seems to have developed since this started and the rosacea has yet to improve! My acupuncturist has given me a liquid multivitamin and mineral concoction from the States which at £25 for a month’s supply seems a little expensive if there is something else which will be as beneficial.

I would welcome your advice on skin products and mineral/vitamins.

With best wishes,

Trish

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Hello there

At the age of 42, my rosacea was diagnosed within weeks of onset by a good GP. It appeared almost overnight 3 years ago with my pre-menopausal hormone changes and is definitely cyclical and although it never goes away, it dries up near ovulation. It arrived at the same time (again almost overnight following a trip abroad) as back, joint,muscle pain and fatigue so was disguised for a while until tests eliminated viral-induced rheumatoid arthritis and other “abroad” diseases. I’ve been treated with ,,,which was good at keeping it at bay for a while (now resistant to it) and I’m currently on several-months-worth of …… which has helped a little but it’s slow progress up to now. 3 years on my rash has now become distinctly “Butterfly ” shaped over my nose and cheeks and my GP is now investigating if I have “Lupus”. We discussed the possibility of links between Lupus and acne vulgaris rosacea and I am looking for information. Have you heard of such a connection ?

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Subject: Stress related rosacea
Dear kcn,

Congratulations once again on your site which is of great comfort to
me when ever I’m feeling fed up with this affliction!
I was wondering if you had heard of the link between rosacea and childhood
trauma.

Recently I came across an article in a womans magazine about the
condition,
stating that research was being carried out on rosacea sufferers which
found
a link between childhood trauma and adult rosacea. The research had found
that these people on receiving counselling for past traumas noted a marked
deduction in the symptoms of rosacea.

Of course this cannot be the case in all sufferers, a lot of people could
have had happy childhood’s and still have to put up with rosacea, but I
think it’s an interesting concept.
Afterall no-one is really certain as yet what exactly causes the condition
and why some individuals are more prone to it.
Anyway the mystery goes on (unfortunately!!) but at least we don’t have to
put up with it passively!

Well done again!
P

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I would like to tell you that my wife she has with very clean face, now, just before some months started to coming pimples too much we dont know the reason, some one told me the reason may be the hormone, just before she suffered jaundice

now it come clear bust still pimples are there, we do not know what is sudden reason for this pimples. now her face becoming to much pimples. Please advice me what to do. Now we stared to use Kalamine lotion.

expecting your advise. and istruct me which medicine we can start to use.

Hi thank you for your enquiry. It is essential for your wife to see a doctor and get proper diagnosis and prescribed medication.

best wishes and take care

Kevin

 

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Subject: make-up
Hi
I found your site by accident because i was looking for information on
…… I have been taking for a month and was wondering when it was
going
to start working. I have mild acne vulgaris which flares up the 2 weeks before my
period but my real problem is not the spots (which i can conceal) but the
reddness on my cheeks which makes my face look disgusting. I am 19 and
this
makes my life hell, for the 3 weeks a month my skin is red and blotchy I
hate going out. I wash with neutrogena extra gentle and I dont use the
…… because I find itmakes it even more red and sore- can you apply
moisturiser over it? I have solved the makeup problem for people who are
stressed about it- Use a small amount of Lancome Maqui-Libre all over
face
which is really flattering but you can still see a bit reddness so using a
good quality brush use a loose powder I use Laura Mercia translucent all
over and lots of it which gives a good finish and u cant see any red! I
can
even use blusher over the top. My skin is very pale so I cant use this in
the day in winter so use Yincent Longo Liquid canvas instead of Lancome
which you can build up but the powder makes all the difference. I hope
this
helps some people who are embarassed like me. Also what dietary changes
should I make? I eat very unhealhily. Does sugar or wheat make it worse,
or red meat? Has anyone tried the blood-type diet? Please send me a
message because I would like to cleanse myself from the inside and need
help. Sarah xx

 

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Subject: Re: Very distressed over rosacea

Kevin,

Thank you so much for your kindness. It is so nice to know that here are such caing people. I appreciate your help.  I am debating to pursue …… or …… (I never took any meds before rosacea) I am trying to stay strong. My husband and family are quite frustrated with me. they don’t seem to think that I should be this upset (of course, they love me) but I am not sure anyone can understand completely unless they have it (which i unfortunately the case with most things) I hope the next time I write I can offer something more than just asking for you help.

Thanks

Kathleen

 

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Subject: Re: Very distressed over rosacea
Subject: Re: Very distressed over rosacea

Hello kcn,

i call on your kindness once again because you have always responded. I have written you twice now and you have been helpful. My question to you is do you have any advice regarding swelling of the nose that does not seem to want to go down? Also, my eyes are becoming quite affected and I am concerned. The antibiotics do not seem to be helping me very much (actually think it might be making it worse) The despair is worse than ever, don’t know where to turn next. No one should have to experience rosacea it is horrible. What amazes me is the suddeness of it all. I just keep hearing the derm say how mild it was and that if treated it wouldn’t get any worse. Since I have treated it that is all it has done was get worse.

Thanks again,

Kathleen

 

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Subject: Info

Hello

I have A very dear friend who is suffering from ar – she has been using antibiotics from her doctor – but with no improvement. She does not have the internet so I have been doing some research for her, and found your site. Is it possible to contact you by telephone, or to purchase the products from you in a way separate from the internet

Regards

Jan


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Hello kcn

What a fantastic site!!! So informative a great comfort to know one is not
alone!!! I have a questionfor you. I suffer from flushing mainly around
my
nose and chin and a little on myforehead. I have combination skin, and it
can get quite oily at times. I don’t have any spots and my skin condition
is
quite good, but this redness is so tiresome, it really gets me down. What
I
want to know is, would your products be too oily for my skin? I have
noticed that most people seem to have dry flaky skin, is it possible for
someone with my skin type to also be suffereing from rosacea? Pls advise
as
soon as possible, as I will definitely purchase your products if they are
not too rich for me. Also, I am currently using an aloe vera gel, but am
unable to use it under makeup as my skin goes all flaky. Would your gel be
more suitable for daytime use?

Many thanks, keep up the good work

Sandra

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Subject: help?
Hi.

First I would like to tell you how delighted I am in finding a site that
is in the UK. Although I am American I’m sick and tired of having to
send to the states for products I can’t get here, so thank you for your
hard work.

I have only had rosacea for about two and a half years, it was brought
on by severe stress. I also have ocular rosacea but I’ll get to that in
a minute. I have an anxiety disorder and agoraphobia so that can’t be
helping… I do take medication for anxiety.

When I found out what I had I went to my GP who was very little help.
She did the usual, ……, antibiotics and told me to keep using it.
After reading the rosacea web sites I realized this was not a good idea.

I noticed my eyes were affected and were much dryer than they ever had
been. Thinking back, my father had the same eye complaints but sadly, no
one believed him. Now I know what he was talking about. I get a little
bit of crusty stuff (yuck!) around my eyelashes and sometimes they fall
out. So… I went to the eye doctor at the hospital, recommended by my
GP and he said the scaring I now have in my eyes and the dryness have
nothing to do with rosacea. Well, I know it does and I think he has a
little more studying to do. They did nothing to help my eyes so that was
a total waste of time. I am scared to death I will get more scarring.

What I have now is extremely dry skin which I am using jojoba oil on
after washing with a very mild cleanser that I got from the states, or I
just rinse with tepid water and apply a couple drops of the oil to wet
skin. It works for the dryness but that’s it. I get a LOT of papules and
when I have a reaction I get huge, painful red bumps that take a very
long time to go away.

At this point I would be happy to only have veins as a problem but it’s
much worse than that and I can’t cover this up with makeup.
I also have “problem scalp”, flaky, itchy, etc. I must have been a
horrible person in a past life. 😉

I have tried the “rosacea discs” from the states with disastrous results
and the Sher System with an even worse horror story. My skin is VERY
sensitive and it seems like the less I put on it the better it is. I got
some samples from Linda Sy and told her about my skin. She said to use
the oil and not to put anything else on it because I am so sensitive.

Howeverrrrrr….. I can’t go on looking like this. I have stopped going
anywhere and I avoid having people look at my face all of the time if I
can. I even hide behind the door when there is a delivery. This is not
any fun at all.

I do have a question, believe it or not. 🙂 Are your products good for
the papules and pustules too? I didn’t see it on the site but I haven’t
read it all yet. I was so upset and was in tears (happiness) when I
found your site. I’m trying to be an optimist but it’s so hard after
trying so many things.

After all this, what items would you recommend? I’d rather not spend
money on things that probably won’t do me any good. I haved tried St.
John’s Wort for depression but since I have a chemical imbalance it
really messes up my head.

Thank you for your time and I will be sending an order to you by mail in
the next couple of days. Thank you for all your information and for
helping so many people. I know that natural products are the only ray of
hope for this and aloe vera makes a lot of sense to me.

Talk to you soon.
Brenna

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Subject: facial blushing
I am ordering your products for my son who suffers from the red skin
syndrome
which is exacerbated by his work as a builder. He is becoming quite self-
conscious about his face.
Thank you .
Niam

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hi my name is cuong and i have kind of redness appearance on the cheeks so
are there any method or any product that helps me to fade it away.is this
kind of problem called rosacea. can u tell me more about rosacea any what
effect can help. thanx you very much.


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Subject: rosacea

Hi,

My name is Angela, I’m 37 years old with 2 children, I have rosacea and find it very distressing. My main problem is the flushing in my nose , I have had 2 sinsus operations , thinking that would help, but of course it hasn’t. I have been on tectraclycline , which makes me feel worse. I get hot hands & feet .I have trouble sleeping because I generally feel hot. I wake up with a red & sweaty nose which settles after I have been up moving around. It start with a dry patchy skin and pimples on my chin which has improved, but major problem is the flushing in my nose and hot cheeks.Iin cold whether we don’t even have a heater on , to avoid the flushing. My nose is always sore and looks red. I’m sick of this conditions and would like any advice

Thanks,

Angela

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Subject: Mailing List

Hello,

Can you please put me on your mailing list. I’m 46 years old and have suffered from rosacea for more years than I care to remember. Antibiotics are the only treatment that really helps, but obviously it’s not a good idea to be on them for the long term. I’ve tried …… ointment, without much success. In addition, I also suffer periodically from acne vulgaris spots on my back and shoulders which is very depressing and demoralising. Doctors have prescribed various antiseptic washes (for the back), but I don’t find them much good as acne vulgaris in my experience isn’t really caused by lack of cleanliness, and some of these treatments are quite strong and can irritate the skin.

Look forward to hearing from you and thanks for any help you can give.

Jane

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Subject: The world of rosacea

Hello,
I’ve recently discovered that I have rosacea. Now I realize that I have had
this condition for years. The visit to the doctor left me with a vague list
of things “Not” to do. Then I went to the National rosacea Society and got
totally depressed. Everything I love is a trigger. I live for spicy foods,
and hot baths. The National rosacea Society had a list of foods to avoid and
it contained so much I would like someone to come up with a list of things we
can eat!
I would like to know which foods are high in histamines. Which fruits I can
eat? Which vegetables I can eat? Do you know of any sites that address
these issues?

Thanks,
Nikki

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Dear kcn,

I have just put my second order in the post, you should get it Sat/Mon or thereabouts. I have been using your products for about 3 weeks now and there is a definite improvement in both the condition of my skin and the level of redness – thank God, and you, of course!:-) I have been trying hard to follow the suggestions on your trigger sheet too – all things I knew I should be doing but hadn’t really got to grips with. Reading of other people’s successes is excellent motivation. Thank you for your help and long may you continue to provide this wonderful forum and service – I hope the rewards outweigh the hassle!

Rosemary *Results may vary.

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Hello

My name is Sandra and I am 26yrs of age. From the age of 15 – 21 I
suffered
from acne vulgaris which has now since cleared. But since my teens I noticed that
my
nose was constantly redenning (my chin and forehead) also. Iput this down
to
the use of …… a for my acne vulgaris, but now I am beginning tothink that it may
be rosacea. I came across your page by chance and although my symptons
are
not severe, my red nose causes me a great deal of embarassment,
particularly
in cold weather, or even just from standing near steam etc… My doctor is not very
helpful and I would be grateful if you could point me in the right
directions. I have no visible veins as yet, but my skin is always flushing
and without makeup, my friends are always asking me if I am hot!!!

Many Thanks in advance

Sandra

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Subject: Can you help??/

Hi my name is Carolynne.

Not until about a year ago I started to have this redness on my face. I am going to be 30 years old this year. They at first thought I had lupus. Then several doctors diagnosed me with possible Roscea. Each treatment I have tried for Roscea has made it worse. ……, ……, steroids, etc. The only thing that helps so far with the redness is …….

I don’t have pustules, or those red lines I have read about. It seems since I started the treatments it has gotten worse. A dermatologist said he didn’t believe it was Roscea and was possibly something else. So I am so confused now.

I really need help and don’t know which way to turn. For the dryness I have been using a clinque moisturizer with aloe which is great.

But I want to get rid of this redness. One doctor does this procedure that removes the red capillaries via laser.

can you either recommend something I can try or maybe a doctor here in the USA that can diagnosis me correctly??

HELP Please. This is so embarrassing..

Carolynne PS can you tell me do you send back to my email address a response or do I need to go elsewhere to find a response?? Thanks for your help.

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Hello. I really would like to advice every woman suffering from rosacea, to also check if she has any signs of facial hair, or hair on breasts and belly line, because this could mean that you have an insulin problem, and the right person to treat this would be an endocrinologist, before a dermatologist. When a person has too much insulin in her body, the testosterone gland is affected, so women start developing acne vulgaris rosacea, excess hair and sometimes irregular menstruations. A man affected by the excess of the insulin hormon, can also develop rosacea and other symptoms. The endocrinologist can give you a special diet, low in complex carbohidrates and with much protein, fruit and vegetables, plus a special medication to reduce the insulin in your body.

I hope many people can be helped by this advice.

Maria

Ex-rosacea sufferer

yes. Other symptoms that indicate an insuline disorder are: fatigue, depression, hair loss in men and women (lots of it!) , high cholesterol which can eventually cause heart problems, and irritability.

Hope this information is helpful,

regards,

Mariana [Always consult your Doctor]

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Subject: Re: Very distressed over rosacea

Hello! You were very kind to e mail me once before and I was wondering if you could write me again. I am experienceing a lot of swelling with my rosacea. It has me very depressed. My nose is swollen each morning and it gets swollen on and off all day. Can you please write with any suggestions. I am feeling very desperate.

Sincerely,

kathleen

 

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kcn.

Subject: red cheeks

hello i have looked at the rocasea site and i think i have got rocasea its ruining my life at first i thought it was something to do with my age i am realy cocerned about this matter it has been around forever I have just recently left school and currently looking for a job but i have been putting this off hoping my rocasea would go away the symptoms prove i have got rocasea they all happen to me the cheeks stay red when i blush thats all the time it doesnt calm down for ages and even when it is calm down it is still a bit red even when in the cold weather they are still red i really hate it and im not going to give up finding something what will work pls can you help or tell me something to do to help it thank you bye

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I realize that you aren’t a medical professional, but
judging by your site you’ve had a lot of contact with
other sufferers, so I hoped you would be able to tell
me whether the symptoms I described sounded like
severe flare-ups (of rosacea), or whether they might
be something else.

Quite a short question really, despite the lengthy
preamble. Many thanks, Tom. [Always see your Doctor for proper diagnosis]

 

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HI

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE I SAW MY GP YESTERDAY AND HE HAS REFERRED ME TO A
SKIN SPECIALIST AT MY LOCAL HOSPITAL , HE HAS ALSO PRESCRIBED ORAL
…… – 4 TABLETS PER DAY FOR THE NEXT 4 DAYS AND THEN 2 TABLETS PER
DAY THEREAFTER. I THEN HAVE TO
GO BACK TO MY GP IN 4 WEEKS TIME TO SEE IF THE NEW TABLETS ARE WORKING.THE
ONLY THING THAT CONCERNS ME IS THAT HE WOULD NOT PRESCRIBE AND TOPICAL
TREATMENT LIKE A CREAM OR LOTION.

AT THE MOMENT I AM STILL HAVING NEW OUTBREAKS HOWEVER I SUPPOSE I HAVE TO
GIVE THE TABLETS TIME TO KICK IN.

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Subject: rosacea sufferer for 17 years

I have been a rosacea sufferer for 17 years. It all started with my first pregnancy and after the other 2 it steadily got worse. I was diagnosed with everything from shingle to lupus. It wasn’t until 5 years ago that I have rosacea. I have seen over 30 dermatologists and have tried every treatment I know of. They all work for awhile but it always comes back worse. I went on …… 2 years ago and only had a few little outbreaks. I thought it was over but was I wrong. In December of 2000 it came back even worse and once again I went on …… which did nothing. I also tried …… but it only made me sick. I think it is hormonal and for years no one would listen to me. I took a shot of … but it is not helping. It is now summer and I can’t go outside for more than 15 minutes. I live in my house and am getting very discouraged. I am seeing a Dermatologist in Vancouver but no on seems to know what to do with me. I don’t find foods affect it, but I still stay away from spicy and acidic. There is really no answer to this problem but living in the house is not what I call the answer. I have spent many hours looking on the internet for answers. I have tried many creams but they don’t seem to work and am afraid to put them on my face as they seem to make it worse. If you have any suggestions please e-mail me back.

Sincerely,

Judy

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Hi!

I’ve received my new products, and find the info on triggers so helpful. I am having a bad breakout, (even my nose has swollen) and couldn’t figure out why, until I read that fumes could cause problems. We have a new window blind and the smell bothered me so much that we put it outside for a few days. I bet the vinyl caused the breakout! Also, I am now checking my cereal for Niacin.

Many thanks for your help..

Barb *Results may vary.

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Dear kcn

Love your site and all the encouragement you give to fellow suffers – I often just go to the site just so I know that there are other people who are facing this problem with dignity and hope.

I sent you an order yesterday (first class) for a complete regimen pack

 

Many thanks again

Susan *Results may vary.

 

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Dear kcn,

I just had to vent my feelings to someone this morning and who better than to people who understand how I’m feeling. After a weekend of sunshine, when my husband and I went for a long walk (with sunscreen on, and mostly in the shade), I still managed to get sunburnt across my cheeks and nose. Apparently, I now find out that this is possibly due, not only to my fair skin, but also the …… that I’m taking for rosacea makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Great!!

So, I’m now in work and if anyone else says to me “Oh, ha, ha, you’ve been sunbathing with your sunglasses on!” (1. I haven’t been sunbathing, and 2. I haven’t been wearing sunglasses), I’m sure I’ll punch them (and I’m not a violent person). And do people seriously think they’re funny calling me “Rosie”. It’s only Monday morning and already I feel like going home. Why is it that when I get sunburnt, the bits underneath my eyes stay white? Is this nature’s way of having a joke?

Thanks for listening.

Chris