• Demodectic Rosacea

    Demodectic Rosacea is a rosacea variant, just as valid a variant as Granulomatous Rosacea.

    Image of Demodex Folliculorum courtesy of National Geographic Image [1]

    The RRDi is the only non profit organization for rosacea that has officially recognized Demodectic Rosacea as a variant of rosacea.

    Current concepts on rosacea is a video presentation by the Charles Institute of Dermatology, University College Dublin with Frank Powell, MD who interviews Fabienne Fortan, MD, Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium explaining the latest information on demodectic rosacea:

    Demodetic Rosacea has a long history of controversy which continues to this day. For example, note the following quote:
    "From these and other statements it is seen that in suggesting the thought that these minute forms of life are etiological factors in even some of the phases of acneform diseases, I shall be but little in accord with the highest authorities. In antagonism to these views, I may say that the results of my observations appear to indicate a close relationship of the parasites with the diseased condition."
    Demodex Folliculorum in Diseased Conditions of the Human Face
    Proceedings of the American Society of Microscopists, Vol. 8, 1886, page 123, Published by: Wiley-Blackwell

    For a comprehensive article on demodectic rosacea and why it is considered a rosacea variant click here.

    For a comprehensive list of Demodectic Rosacea clinical research papers click here.

    Dr. Leyda Bowes discusses demodectic rosacea (demodicosis) in this short video: 

     

    If your dermatologist dismisses demodectic rosacea you might refer him to this page, the Demodex Mite Videos available for viewing as well as this comprehensive article and comprehensive list of medical papers on this subject

    [1] Image of Demodex Folliculorum courtesy of National Geographic - by Darlyne A. Murawski



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    • JAAD
      Alcohol intake and risk of rosacea in US women
      Suyun Li, BA, Eunyoung Cho, ScD, Aaron M. Drucker, MD, Abrar A. Qureshi, MD, MPH, Wen-Qing Li, PhD
    • "Researchers have found that women who consume alcohol may be more likely to develop rosacea than non-drinking women, with white wine and liquor being the biggest offenders." White wine linked to rosacea: study, New York Daily News White wine, liquor may raise women's risk of rosacea, by Honor Whiteman, Medical News Today Your Favorite Drink May Increase Your Risk of This Skin Condition, by Brittany Burhop, Senior Editor, NewBeauty Drinking White Wine Raises Your Risk of Developing Rosacea
      By Ashley Weatherford,The Cut, NY Mag White wine may do no favors for a woman's skin, By CBS News, KZBK Alcohol consumption increases rosacea risk in women, Science Daily White Wine Raises Women's Risk for Rosacea, NewsMax
    • ""We also tell our patients to avoid certain ingredients in skin care and cosmetics, such as retinol, alpha hydroxy acids, and beta hydroxy acids, which can be too harsh for sensitive rosacea-prone skin." Concerned your skin care might be making symptoms worse? Read up on the signs your products are secretly damaging your face."" Got Rosacea? These Makeup Tricks Will Make It Disappear, by Lindsay Cohn, Readers Digest
    • "We found white wine and liquor were significantly associated with a higher risk of rosacea," said study senior author Wen-Qing Li. He's an assistant professor of dermatology and epidemiology at Brown University. White wine may increase risk for rosacea in women, study says, By Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News, UPI
    • Tom Busby posted at RF a .pdf containing two interesting articles. The first is, "What’s all the craze about demodex?" and the second is "Factors in rosacea pathogenesis clearer." What's all the craze about demodex-Gadie-2016.pdf