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  2. IBS and Rosacea

    A study in 2017 [1] conducted on 'individuals with self-reported gluten sensitivity' was done to understand better "non-celiac gluten sensitivity' since it is unclear what the mechanisms or biomarker are for this disorder. So what is 'non-celiac gluten sensitivity'? "Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is characterized by symptom improvement after gluten withdrawal in absence of celiac disease." The study concluded: "In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of individuals with self-reported non-celiac gluten sensitivity, we found fructans to induce symptoms, measured by the gastrointestinal symptom rating scale irritable bowel syndrome version." [1] Anyone who suggests that fructan is the issue rather than gluten to someone on a gluten free diet will without a doubt be raising some ire and shake the core foundation of their belief. After all, for years they have been told 'it has to be the gluten.' 'How can fructan be involved?' They will cry 'the study must be flawed.' One report says, "a full 63% of Americans believe that a gluten-free diet could improve their mental or physical health. And up to a third of Americans are cutting back on it in the hope that it will improve their health or prevent disease." [2] The study used a "a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of individuals with self-reported non-celiac gluten sensitivity" and concluded the fructan induced the symptoms. So what is fructan? "A fructan is a polymer of fructose molecules." Wikipedia Doesn't that make more sense that a sugar is the culprit? Yes, sugar is the culprit. For all the naysayers, there will be other studies done on this and in time gluten will no longer be the 'bad' culprit and instead recognized for what it really is, "a protein complex that accounts for 75 to 85% of the total protein in bread wheat." Wikipedia If you have Celiac Disease, "a genetic autoimmune disorder marked by an abnormal immune response to gluten proteins present in wheat, barley, and rye [which] damages the lining of the small intestine, interfering with nutrient absorption," [3] you really do have a sensitivity to gluten. The study referred to above was conducted on those who do not suffer from celiac disease but who self-report gluten sensitivity and report doing better avoiding gluten. So those who think gluten is bad may need to re-think what they are really sensitive to. End Note [1] Fructan, Rather Than Gluten, Induces Symptoms in Patients With Self-reported Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity Gry I. Skodje'Correspondence information about the author Gry I. SkodjeEmail the author Gry I. Skodje, Vikas K. Sarna, Ingunn H. Minelle, Kjersti L. Rolfsen, Jane G. Muir, Peter R. Gibson, Marit B. Veierød, Christine Henriksen, Knut E.A. Lundin PlumX Metrics [2] Ditch the Gluten, Improve Your Health?, by Robert Shmerling, M.D., Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard School of Medicine [3] What You Need to Know About Gluten BY ROSANE OLIVEIRA, US DAVIS, Integrative Medicine
  3. SIBO and Rosacea

    "Patients with rosacea also have a higher incidence of hyperglycemia, which means increased risk of SIBO due to gut hypomotility. Again, the flushing and erythrosis seen in many rosacea patients could be due to the release of angiogenic and vasoactive agents including nitric oxide or TNF-α. The fact is that papulopustular rosacea and erythrotic rosacea could be due to different causes." Rosacea and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), By Liji Thomas, MD, News Medical
  4. "Praxis Biotechnology is developing a medication to reduce inflammation associated with rosacea without affecting the rest of the body." Albany biotech startup wins $50K at business competition, By Madison Iszler, Albany Times Union
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  6. Aspirin For Rosacea

    I found this article in the Houston Chronicle interesting since I take a 81 mg enteric coated Aspirin every day: "Q: This is a true story. In the 1950s, my grandmother was taking a "heart pill" her doctor had prescribed. The older doctor retired, and Granny went to see the new doctor to get her heart pill refilled. The young doctor told her: "Mrs. G., this is nothing but aspirin. There is nothing wrong with your heart." He refused to refill her heart pill. Three weeks later she died of a heart attack. That was in the 1950s, before any research had been done on the effects of aspirin and the heart. A: It took decades for the medical profession to recognize how useful aspirin could be in preventing heart attacks. A recent Swedish study discovered that people who discontinued low-dose aspirin were 37 percent more likely to have a hospitalization, heart attack or stroke (Circulation, online, Sept. 26, 2017). The investigators suggest that there may be rebound blood clotting when aspirin is stopped suddenly. Other research also has shown a link between aspirin discontinuation and serious cardiovascular events. If people need to stop aspirin prior to surgery or because of side effects, they should do so under careful medical supervision." Sudden discontinuation of aspirin could create serious issues By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, Houston Chronicle
  8. Dazed1 Oil Treatment for Rosacea

    dazed1 has been posting a lot in RF and recently posted about a natural topical treatment using oils from plants that you can make yourself. Dazed1's post at RF explains the process in details. This isn't for the lazy and requires a lot of work. If any of you try this treatment yourself, please post here in this thread the results.
  9. Animal Diet Triggers Rosacea

    Hi, thanks for including my post. If you go back to the standard animal diet, you might notice that you wont have issues as well, systematic inflammation caused by animal protein and high glycemic index/insulin foods is not something that is happening very soon. So the rest period of 2 weeks, might give you few days extra before the problem start arise, sure it can happen at once but most of the time is slow process. I can go on and on, but i'm short on time so i will leave out some videos with the subject i'm talking about, and that is the harmful effects of animal protein.
  10. "Spend more than three minutes talking to any dermatologist ever, and they’ll inevitably start raving about three things: 1. Wearing sunscreen every single day until the moment you die, 2. How Accutane is an actual miracle drug, and 3. Why everyone should be slathering vitamin C on their face every single morning, like it’s the antidote to sadness. (And if your skin is an issue, then yeah—it kind of is the cure)." Why Every Single Derm Thinks You Should Be Using Vitamin C on Your Face, by CHLOE METZGER, marie claire
  11. Vivace Microneedling RF device

    "The Vivace is effective for reducing wrinkles and rosacea/spider veins, eliminating acne scars and stretchmarks and skin tightening. While most see immediate results, Dr. Shah recommends that her patients undergo three treatments for optimal results." Expert NYC Dermatologist Introduces Breakthrough RF Microneedling Treatment in Manhattan PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire, Markets Insider "We start with the most revolutionary, best-in-class Vivace Microneedling RF device, designed for an incomparable, comfortable patient experience. Only The Vivace boasts a robotic motor that brings discomfort to a virtual zero compared to any other device you will find in your physician’s office. We recommend a personally compounded numbing cream, the best available today, and our carefully developed recovery system to make sure no one knows you just had a treatment today. The results are immediate and also improve over time, giving you the best of both worlds." Vivace Experience
  12. Facial erythema is a condition where the face turns red and this type of condition is prominently seen in fair individuals. This facial redness arises due to the dilation of the cutaneous blood vessels and increased blood flow up to the skin. Facial erythema many times goes undiagnosed among the dark-skinned individuals. There are many factors responsible for the facial erythema, including the primary skin diseases like rosacea and systemic illness, and perioral dermatitis. Facial erythema condition is characterized by itching, redness, burning skin, dry skin, visible blood vessels, flushing, and pain. This disease affects many people worldwide and is a very common facial skin disease, is chronic and predominantly found in females with fair skin. Facial Erythema Treatment Market to Develop Rapidly by 2027, Find Market Research Request Sample Report
  13. "We may love the way a bit of blush can enliven the skin, but rosacea, blotchiness and general redness on the face is different. We want to be the ones to decide where a red flush belongs, thank you very much. So what can we do about unwanted redness?" 12 Ways to Keep Calm and Get Rid of Skin Redness, by HEATHER CICHOWSKI, The Fashion Spot some of the products in the above article can be found in our store which the RRDi receives a small affiliate fee. Thanks for shopping through us!
  14. Animal Diet Triggers Rosacea

    image courtesy of Mark's Daily Apple In the spirit of 'everything rosacea' I have included a report by Darcelle (post no 23) at RF that "eliminating animal products from your diet [will] help with the rosacea," hence, an animal diet triggers rosacea. This is ironic because Darcelle started the thread with the title, Rosacea AFTER Going Vegan, but she changes her view as you read through the thread. Darcelle cites two references in post no 23, the first, Lindsay S Nixon, who interviews Mary Lou who reports that eating a plant based diet cleared her rosacea in just 30 days, and the other example about Silpa Reddy who reports her "rosacea has lessened with every month." dazed1 and MissM both advocate a plant based diet in this thread (posts 71 thru 75). dazed1's post no 39 explains in more detail how to implement a plant based diet supplemented with certain nutrients and a list of foods prohibited (be sure to pay extra attention to the little smiley that is shaking its head NO "diet - absolutely" which indicates the foods on the list are prohibited. You should be aware that rosacea triggers are basically anything put on a list made up of anecdotal reports from rosacea sufferers who say 'this triggers rosacea." There are no clinical papers with double blind, placebo controlled studies done that substantiates any trigger. Furthermore, there is no known proposed rosacea trigger that will produce a rosacea flareup in every rosacea sufferer. All rosacea triggers are simply proposed. A proposed trigger may or may not trigger your rosacea. All you can do is just see if a proposed trigger on the list triggers your rosacea. More on trigger avoidance. It is only fair to include this for those who may want to try a plant based diet and see if it clears rosacea. If you have something to report about this please reply to this post. So the proponents of this particular plant based diet (with certain foods prohibited for two weeks) say you should start improving in two weeks to a month. After your improvement the real test is to go back on the animal diet you previously had before to see if your rosacea returns. That should be enough evidence to convince someone that an animal diet triggers rosacea. Then to prove it works go back on the particular plant based diet that is mentioned in this post to see if your rosacea is improved again or controlled to prove beyond any doubt this type of diet works. If there are any takers for this diet please post your results here.
  15. "In a recent interview, Zoe D. Draelos, MD, Consulting Professor of Dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine, High Point, NC, and one of the senior investigators of ivermectin 1% cream, discussed how it works, and what it is expected to contribute in the management of patients with rosacea." Payer Perspectives in Dermatology - Rosacea Caroline Helwick, American Health & Drug Benefits
  16. "Roanhorse, who works professionally as a federal programs director for the Education Department of the Jicarilla Apache Nation, designed the skin care line, Skindigenous, with natural ingredients, geared specifically toward Natives with sensitive skin. She also aims to help people learn about the dietary and environmental factors that can lead to skin conditions like rosacea and acne." Native communities look to DIY model to get online By Sami Edge | The New Mexican
  17. Should You Put Probiotics On Your Face?

    "If you’re constantly battling acne, eczema, rosacea or any number of other skin disorders, the solution may be in your fridge — not your bathroom cabinet. According to many progressive dermatologists, probiotic-rich foods like yogurt, kefir and kombucha can be even more effective in treating stubborn skin conditions than store-bought or prescription skin creams." Should You Put Probiotics On Your Face?, by Liivi Hess, Alternative Daily Probiotics in the RRDi Store
  18. Rosacea and alcohol intake. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Nov 07;: Authors: Drago F, Ciccarese G, Herzum A, Rebora A, Parodi A PMID: 29126626 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] {url} = URL to article
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  20. Retinaldehyde Alleviates Rosacea

    "This study indicates that retinaldehyde has beneficial effects on the vascular component of rosacea." Dermatology 1999;199(suppl 1):53–56 (DOI:10.1159/000051380) Retinaldehyde Alleviates Rosacea Vienne M.-P. · Ochando N. · Borrel M.-T. · Gall Y. · Lauze C. · Dupuy P. "Retinal is also known as retinaldehyde. It was originally called retinene, and renamed after it was discovered to be vitamin A aldehyde." Wikipedia
  21. "“As an intermediary step between topical antibiotics and oral isotretinoin, we propose that topical tretinoin may be effective in the management and reduction of rosacea symptoms,” Emily Forward, MD, of the University of Sydney, said at the meeting. There has been recent discussion regarding the use of low-dose isotretinoin in the treatment of rosacea, but safety with long-term use is an issue, she noted." Topical tretinoin resolves inflammatory symptoms in rosacea, in small study Publish date: May 17, 2017 By: Bianca Nogrady, Dermatology News
  22. Related Articles Rhinophyma graft for repair of the phymatous nasal ala. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 04;76(4):e123 Authors: Malone CH, DeCrescenzo AJ, Subrt AP, Wagner RF PMID: 28325413 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] {url} = URL to article
  23. Related Articles Rhinophyma graft for repair of the phymatous nasal ala. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 04;76(4):e123 Authors: Malone CH, DeCrescenzo AJ, Subrt AP, Wagner RF PMID: 28325413 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] {url} = URL to article
  24. "Dr. Edina Garaczi emphasizes that all rosaceous patients should be treated personally. It is not enough to focus only on skin symptoms, there is not a panacea that is equally well-liked for everyone, everyone has to individually find and deal with rosacea provocative factors." Dr. Garaczi Edina's dermatologist-allergist also draws attention to things that many of us can know about rosaceous skin, Vital Article in Hungarian. Use Google Translate.
  25. "Sugar and trans fats also cause inflammation, which can lead to acne and other skin problems. Inflammation is also the main cause of many chronic diseases....Foods such as bagels, oatmeal, pretzels, pasta, and cereal have been proven to accelerate the skin's aging process and cause acne, wrinkles and rosacea by converting refined carbs into sugar and then glucose, which damages collagen." Avoid These Foods If You Want To Keep Your Youthful Glow The damage of a poor diet is aging you from the inside out before you even start to feel the effects. Rose Reisman Health and Wellness Expert, Caterer, Restaurateur, and Author, HuffPost
  26. Phenotypes

    "While the original classification system designated the most common groupings of primary and secondary features as subtypes, the committee noted that because rosacea appears to encompass a consistent inflammatory continuum, it now seems appropriate to focus on the individual characteristics, called phenotypes, that may result from this disease process. Observing the respective phenotypes in clinical practice will also encourage consideration of the full range of potential signs and symptoms that may occur in any individual patient, and assessment of severity and the selection of treatment may be more precisely tailored to each individual." NRS Introduces New Standard Classification and Pathophysiology of Rosacea By Brad Bennett , in PR PR Health on November 8, 2017, The Daily Telescope
  27. Retinoids for Rosacea?

    "Retinoids (the umbrella term for all forms of the vitamin A derivative, including the popular OTC version retinol) are the Screech of the skin world: irritating. So women who have had reactions to other skin products—or who have tried a retinoid in the past and ended up tingly and flaky—think it's not for them.... ....Rosacea itself is considered inflammatory and treated with products labeled "anti-redness"—so why willfully add more flame to the fire? The facts: It's not a good idea to use a retinoid in the midst of an outbreak, we'll give you that. Otherwise, however, you shouldn't have any additional redness after the first two weeks of use. And, in fact, one study found that retinoids might even be a treatment for rosacea." 5 Myths About Retinoids You Should Stop Believing ASAP, BY KAYLEIGH DONAHUE HODES November 8, 2017, Women's Health
  28. Do you have sensitive skin?

    "Whether you have acne, rosacea, or allergy-prone skin, you may think there's not much you can use on your touchy complexion. But the truth is, you could be seriously limiting your skin care by swearing off certain products. Here's the truth behind some of the most common sensitive skin myths...." 3 Sensitive Skin Myths—Busted!, Women's Health
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