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      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
    • The ROSCO panel that created the phenotype classification which the RRDi has endorsed are from all over the world  (by last name, first name initial, country):  Almeida LM, Brazil Bewley A, United Kingdom Cribier B, France Dlova NC, South Africa Gallo R, USA Kautz G, Germany Mannis M, USA Oon HH, Singapore Rajagopalan M, India Schaller M. Germany Steinhoff M, Ireland Tan J, Canada Thiboutot D, USA Troielli P, Argentina. Webster G, USA Wu Y, China van Zuuren EJ, Netherlands
    • Dr. Tan Study on the Psychological Impact of Rosacea
    • Related Articles Minocycline-Induced Hyperpigmentation in a Patient Treated with Erlotinib for Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma. Case Rep Oncol. 2017 Jan-Apr;10(1):156-160 Authors: Bell AT, Roman JW, Gratrix ML, Brzezniak CE Abstract
      INTRODUCTION: While epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors have improved progression-free survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), one of the most common adverse effects is papulopustular skin eruption, which is frequently severe enough to be treated with oral minocycline or doxycycline.
      CASE: We present a case of an 87-year-old man who developed a severe papulopustular skin eruption secondary to erlotinib therapy for NSCLC. Control of the eruption with 100 mg of minocycline twice daily for 8 months eventually led to blue-gray skin hyperpigmentation. After 30 months, this side effect was recognized as minocycline drug deposition, which was confirmed with skin biopsy.
      DISCUSSION: Compliance with EGFR inhibitor therapy in NSCLC is often challenging due to common side effects, most notably cutaneous skin eruptions. Treatment of cutaneous toxicities is important to preserve patient compliance with targeted cancer therapy. Use of minocycline to treat the most common cutaneous side effect (papulopustular eruption) can in turn cause blue-black skin, eye, or tooth discoloration that can nullify its benefits, resulting in suboptimal patient adherence to cancer therapy. Although this adverse effect is well known in dermatology literature as a risk when using minocycline to treat acne, rosacea, or blistering disorders, it is less well documented in oncology literature. We present this case to highlight the need for greater consideration of unique patient characteristics in selecting an oral antibiotic as a treatment modality for EGFR inhibitor skin toxicities.
      PMID: 28413391 [PubMed] {url} = URL to article
    • "People look at someone with rosacea and conclude the red face is from anger, embarrassment or boozing — it’s little wonder that sufferers of this common skin condition feel stigmatized. Now recently published research co-authored by Windsor dermatologist Dr. Jerry Tan confirms what he regularly hears from his rosacea patients: Having this condition — characterized by facial redness, pimples and sometimes thickened red skin in the nasal area — frequently leads to embarrassment, loss of confidence, sadness, depression and despair."  Study confirms the emotional pain rosacea inflicts, says Windsor dermatologist, by Brian Cross, Windsor Star  
    • Natural Remedies for Rosacea?
      By THE NEW YORK TIMES  
    • "I tried every cream imaginable; the list of creams I didn't try is shorter. I went for 13 years without a full remission; started getting the rash really bad when I was a handsome young man, and it really was tough on my self esteem. It did a number on my face, and began to cover my scalp too. The only thing that finally worked for me with long lasting, real remission, is plaquenil. My only regret is that I didn't try it sooner. Much, much sooner. In hindsight, I think it was likely lupus all along, and my experience really has me questioning how many other people with "rosaceae" are just lupus sufferers. I would encourage folks here to do an honest self audit to reconcile any symptoms that may be similar to lupus and connect the dots. And whatever you do, whatever your gut tells you, please don't give up on finding a lasting resolution. Even if I don't have lupus, the treatment for it resolved my horrible, red, burning, painful, embarrassing rash. I don't really care what we call it because I'm able to look in the mirror again. And Im feeling my age again. I hope everyone here finds a lasting remission. Don't stop until you do." Duff Man post no 221 on 4/17/2017