Jump to content

Aspirin For Rosacea Flushing


Recommended Posts

  • Root Admin

An article in Dermatology Times by Rebecca Bryant entitled, Miracle-worker aspirin represses rosacea flushing, quotes Joseph B. Bikowski, M.D., a dermatologist practicing in Sewickley, Pa., and a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Ohio State University in Columbus as saying, "I have both migraines and rosacea. Several years ago, I was talking to Dr. Albert Klingman. He mentioned that there was an increased incidence of rosacea in people who have migraines. I knew some neurologists give one baby aspirin a day to migraine sufferers to try and prevent the dilation of blood vessels in the brain." The report goes on to say regarding Dr. Bikowski:

"He asked his rosacea patients to take a daily aspirin (81 mg) and maintain a log of flushing incidents, rating each day on a 1 to 10 scale. Within a month, many patients were experiencing less flushing and shorter episodes of erythema.

The goal of aspirin therapy is to suppress the vascular dilation associated with rosacea. In theory, that suppresses the body's flush response and reduces the incidence of persistent erythema." Therefore, asprin may help reduce flushing in rosacea and is a simple over-the-counter solution.

The NRS says, "aspirin may reduce the effects of niacin-containing foods in sufferers affected by these substances." [1]

Linda Sy M.D., suggests "At bedtime: Take 1 baby aspirin; 1 chlor-trimeton(4 mg) and 1 tab of Tums (Calcium Carbonate, an antacid to offset the gastric irritating effect of the aspirin." [2]

Enteric Coated Asprin

Dr. Bikowski asked his rosacea patients to take a daily aspirin (81 mg) and maintain a log of flushing incidents, rating each day on a 1 to 10 scale. Within a month, many patients were experiencing less flushing and shorter episodes of erythema.

Dr. Bikowski argues, "Aspirin therapy is safe. It's great for the heart. It's great for the colon. Why not the skin?" He further notes that there are few contraindications for aspirin use, it's inexpensive and it can be taken in combination with most drugs.

Dermatologists should advise patients of the standard warnings about the use of aspirin, even at low dosage. These include:

Look for enteric-coated tablets, which are more likely to dissolve in the intestines, avoiding stomach problems.

More information on Flushing

Reply to this Topic

There is a reply to this topic button somewhere on the device you are reading this post. If you never heard about this topic and you learned about it here first, wouldn't it be a gracious act on your part to show your appreciation for this topic by registering with just your email address and show your appreciation with a post?  And if registering is too much to ask, could you post your appreciation for this topic by finding the START NEW TOPIC button in our guest forum where you don't have to register?  We know how many have viewed this topic because our forum software shows the number of views. However, most rosaceans don't engage or show their appreciation for our website and the RRDi would simply ask that you show your appreciation, please, simply by a post. 

End Notes

[1] NRS Tripwires

[2] RSG quote

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...