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  1. Trigger, tripwire, flareup and flush. These are probably the four most common terms used when discussing rosacea. Because of poor communication and rosaceans not understanding what there terms actually mean much confusion results, adding to the already confusing dilemma of rosacea understanding. So to set the record: Flare up according to the NRS is "a more intense outbreak of redness, bumps or pimples.." Tripwire or Trigger is the same thing according to the NRS who uses these words interchangeably and states that both terms mean, "factors that may cause a rosacea sufferer to experience a flare-up—a more intense outbreak of redness, bumps or pimples. [1]A medical dictionary source defines flush as: flush 1. transient, episodic redness of the face and neck caused by certain diseases, ingestion of certain drugs or other substances, heat, emotional factors, or physical exertion. See also erythema. [2]A blush is a flush usually caused by psychological factors. A flush can be caused by a any number of factors as noted above including psychological factors. The reason this is brought up is that while most rosaceans confuse flushing with a flare up there are rosaceans who report having a flare up of rosacea and DO NOT FLUSH. These ones are admittedly fewer in number, and flushing is usually associated with a flare up, but nevertheless demonstrates that flushing is not necessarily a rosacea flare up. One could flush or blush and the skin returns to normal in a rosacea sufferer. Flushing does not NECESSARILY mean a rosacea flare up and it only means that it MAY produce a rosacea flare up. Those who think flushing is rosacea is like thinking pimples mean you have rosacea (or for that matter, believing that erythema is rosacea). There is more to a diagnosis of rosacea than simply having pimples and erythema (see Diagnosis). For example, one could have erythema and have Atopic Dermatitis, not rosacea. Flushing is one of the signs or symptoms usually associated with rosacea, but not necessarily required. Pimples are associated with rosacea but not necessarily required, i.e., Phenotype 2. Rosacea is always associated with redness or erythema. Hopefully, if rosaceans understand these terms, trigger, tripwire, flareup and flush better, we will all be on the same page when we discuss rosacea. End Notes[1] Coping With Rosacea, National Rosacea Society, page 1[2] Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary
  2. At CES 2019, there is a new light device mentioned by Gizmodo , the Opté’s beauty wand and all you do is watch this video below to see how it works: If anyone purchases one of these wands, please post your results in this thread. Becky gives a review of the wand here.
  3. "Photodynamic therapy is mainly used in dermatology to treat skin tumors, precancerous lesions, and condyloma acuminatum. Due to its excellent tissue selectivity, easy operation and good cosmetic effect, it has been gradually applied to the treatment of various non-neoplastic skin diseases, such as verruca acuminata, acne, rosacea, chronic skin ulcer, fungal diseases, keloid, and so on." Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2018 Dec 28;43(12):1380-1383. doi: 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7347.2018.12.016. Advancement in phodynamic therapy for non-neoplastic skin diseases. [Article in Chinese; Abstract available in Chinese from the publisher] Zhan Y, Xiao R, Zhang Z.
  4. What are you trying to purchase exactly?
  5. As you can see, Stephan_J wrote the OP November 27, 2017 and never replied to my question. You can purchase Arquebuse Water from skinsentials, a company in Australia and it is pricey. If you purchase and try it, please post your results in this thread. Wish Amazon would sell it. I haven't tried Amazon Australia.
  6. Acyclovir, an antiviral medication, has been used to treat rosacea and the results according to one paper is "a patient with rosacea who was completely symptom free during two courses of treatment with acyclovir, which was prescribed for the patient’s herpes..." [1]. Acyclovir has been used to treat Pityriasis rosea, a type of skin rash, reported in one paper that may be effective. [2] Nellukas, at RF reports taking two 200 mg tablets twice daily after meals and states, "To my surprise, rosacea started to recede a few days after I started the regimen!!" End Notes [1] American Journal of Clinical Dermatology December 2017, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 845–846 • Full Text Improvement of Rosacea During Acyclovir Treatment: A Case Report Zohreh Sadat Badieyan, Sayed Shahabuddin Hosein [2] J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Jan;54(1):82-5. Use of high-dose acyclovir in pityriasis rosea. Drago F, Vecchio F, Rebora A.
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    Lucy's Formulae

    Lucy at RF reports taking these three oral non prescriptions that she says helps: Viralex BePure (NZ brand) Omega 3 BePure Probiotic Fish Oil plus vitamins
  8. RedMage, Welcome to the RRDi forum. You have a detailed history and it appears you are coming closer to regulating your flushing better. We posted about Colin Dahl's paper here in November 2017. I have collected together a list of treatments used for flushing avoidance, if you haven't read this page already. There a number of other posts in the following: Forum Home > Forums > Public Forum > Rosacea Topics > Trigger Avoidance > Blushing & Flushing Triggers There is a thread at RF with a similar theme, Warm room flush theory revisited. If you would permit me, I think your post should be in the above category rather than in Rosacea in Remission since you seem to still have rosacea not completely in remission. Let me know if that is ok with you.
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    Eczema

    There is a clinical trial going on using PAC-14028 Cream for Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) being done by Amorepacific Corporation. Initial results seem promising [1]. End Notes [1] British Journal of Dermatology Efficacy and safety of PAC‐14028 cream – a novel, topical, nonsteroidal, selective TRPV1 antagonist in patients with mild‐to‐moderate atopic dermatitis: a phase IIb randomized trial Y.W. Lee C.‐H. Won K. Jung H.‐J. Nam G. Choi Y.‐H. Park M. Park B. Kim
  10. red devil at RF [Post no 55] found another treatment using TXA, DERMO PHARMA DNA CREAM TRANEXAMIC ACID + COLLAGEN, by Dermapharma (Switzerland), which we await the results.
  11. Lasers Surg Med. 2018 Oct 12. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23023. [Full Text with pictures] The toxic edge-A novel treatment for refractory erythema and flushing of rosacea. Friedman O, Koren A, Niv R, Mehrabi JN, Artzi O. Abstract PURPOSE: Rosacea is a common, chronic facial skin disease that affects the quality of life. Treatment of facial erythema with intradermal botulinum toxin injection has previously been reported. The primary objective of the study was the safety and efficacy of thermal decomposition of the stratum corneum using a novel non-laser thermomechanical system (Tixel, Novoxel, Israel) to increase skin permeability for Botulinum toxin in the treatment of facial flushing of rosacea. METHODS: A retrospective review of16 patients aged 23-45 years with Fitzpatrick Skin Types II to IV and facial erythematotelangiectatic rosacea treated by Tixel followed by topical application of 100 U of abobotulinumtoxin. A standardized high-definition digital camera photographed the patients at baseline and 1, 3, and 6 months after the last treatment. Objective and subjective assessments of the patients were done via Mexameter, the Clinicians Erythema Assessment (CEA), and Patients self-assessment (PSA) scores and the dermatology life quality index (DLQI) validated instrument. RESULTS: The average Maxameter, CEA, and PSA scores at 1, 3, and 6 months were significantly improved compared with baseline (all had a P-value <0.001). DLQI scores significantly improved with an average score of 18.6 at baseline at 6 months after treatment (P < 0.001). Self-rated patient satisfaction was high. There were no motor function side-effects or drooping. CONCLUSION: Thermal breakage of the stratum corneum using the device to increase skin permeability for botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of facial flushing of rosacea seems both effective and safe. Lasers Surg. Med. © 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  12. Discovered Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada website which says on its 'about us' page: "The Acne and Rosacea Society of Canada, a national, not for profit organization led by Canadian dermatologists, offers hope and help to sufferers by providing independent, reputable and current information on these conditions and raising awareness." On its Corporate Sponsor page it shows Galderma as a Silver Level sponsor, Bayer Cipher Pharmaceuticals as a Bronze level, and Altius Healthcare as a Friend level. We will be monitoring and reviewing this Canadian non profit and investigate what it spends its funds on and report in this thread.
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    RRDi Linkedin

    The RRDi has established a LinkedIn company page.
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    What a club is.

    Apparently the club feature allows you to setup your own 'club' or blog and totally control it yourself. You have to be a member of the RRDi to do this but you can make it totally public and allow anyone to comment a reply, so that means anyone could put whatever they want, which may mean I will change this later to RRDi members only can comment. So let's see what happens.
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