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  1. RedVelvet

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    Do we have an instagram account for RRDi? I'm pretty useless with Facebook but find Instagram much easier to navigate, and I'd be happy to set one up if we don't have one yet. It would refer people to RRDi, and you are so right about Reddit. I tried answering a question for someone on Reddit who was asking for the name of a "chinese sulfur cream for rosacea" and when I named ZZ in my post, it was taken down because they said I wasn't able to discuss a product that wasn't FDA approved. ??? But Reddit is just full of pharma advertisements!
  2. Hi Apurva, I know exactly what you are talking about and I experienced it twice in the past two years. The first episode was after we moved into our new house and I had been under a lot of stress and not eating well. I also considered the possibility that a change in environment could have triggered it. Different water, different air, new sheets/bedding, new washing machine. I think all these things can play a role in reactions when we have sensitive skin. It resolved on its own and then came back a year later for a week. I'm not sure what brought on the second episode, but I did a fast for 2 days which seemed to help a lot. I noticed over the years that whenever I would get the flu and not eat for a few days (and my stomach and colon would empty out) my skin would clear up immediately. So even though I've had food sensitivity testing done with no positive findings, I feel there is still a gut connection. When this occurred I also stopped using all facial products except coconut oil. Thinking back, I think my skin was also reacting to the coconut oil which has antiviral, antibiotic, antibacterial and anti fungal properties (the lauric acid in the oil). Since I had untreated demodex mites at the time I'm sure my skin was experiencing die-off from the coconut oil, which caused even more of a reaction. I would advise you to do a one or two day fast (but continue to drink herbal tea or cranberry juice as needed) until your skin heals and then try to think back on the past week or two if anything changed- medications, laundry detergent, facial products, etc. It's so hard to figure it all out, but I still believe rosacea can be controlled naturally with enough detective work. I would also advise you to keep a journal of foods, creams, medications, and hormonal changes. Good luck!
  3. Hi Apurva, I know exactly what you are talking about and I experienced it twice in the past two years. The first episode was after we moved into our new house and I had been under a lot of stress and not eating well. I also considered the possibility that a change in environment could have triggered it. Different water, different air, new sheets/bedding, new washing machine. I think all these things can play a role in reactions when we have sensitive skin. It resolved on its own and then came back a year later for a week. I'm not sure what brought on the second episode, but I did a fast for 2 days which seemed to help a lot. I noticed over the years that whenever I would get the flu and not eat for a few days (and my stomach and colon would empty out) my skin would clear up immediately. So even though I've had food sensitivity testing done with no positive findings, I feel there is still a gut connection. When this occurred I also stopped using all facial products except coconut oil. Thinking back, I think my skin was also reacting to the coconut oil which has antiviral, antibiotic, antibacterial and anti fungal properties (the lauric acid in the oil). Since I had untreated demodex mites at the time I'm sure my skin was experiencing die-off from the coconut oil, which caused even more of a reaction. I would advise you to do a one or two day fast (but continue to drink herbal tea or cranberry juice as needed) until your skin heals and then try to think back on the past week or two if anything changed- medications, laundry detergent, facial products, etc. It's so hard to figure it all out, but I still believe rosacea can be controlled naturally with enough detective work. I would also advise you to keep a journal of foods, creams, medications, and hormonal changes. Good luck!
  4. I am eternally grateful for the members of the forum for sharing their experiences. I spent hours/days/weeks reading posts, articles, and research studies published on the forum. I was determined to figure out what was causing my rosacea, and I did. My dermatologists never mentioned demodex mites or the damage they can do to your skin. Once I learned about this, I was on the right path. I hope to help others through this long arduous process. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
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