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    We are rosaceans and this is a grassroots rosacea non profit organization. The entire board of directors are rosacea sufferers. Compare that with the other non profit rosacea organizations, run by NON rosaceans. Compare that with your favorite rosacea social media platform, i.e., Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, etc. (is your rosacea social media group a registered 5-1 c 3 non profit?). 

    We now allow guests to post here without registering an account.  Guests can post!

    We have an Invision Community public forum. A public forum allows the public to view the posts but only members can post (registering an account with your email is required). What is odd is that this format, while older than the social media platforms, i.e., Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., requires no more than what the social media platforms require, an email address. Maybe we lack a mobile app?  We are working on it with a beta version (read below). 

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    You may enter the Public RRDi Invision Community Forum.

    There is a beta version mobile app for Android and for Apple devices with a beta iOS version available!

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    Public Forum

    In a PUBLIC RRDi forum ALL posts are public and can be read whether you join or not. You may access the public forum url here: 

    https://irosacea.org/forums/

    We also have a Tapatalk Private Forum available (scroll below for more information). Private forums are just that, you cannot view the posts unless you join (the public can NOT view the posts)

    Tapatalk Enabled (private forum)

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    Tapatalk App
    The RRDi member forum, a public group, used to be available using the Tapatalk app which you can download from the App Store or Google Playstore.  The Tapatalk app ONLY works for our private rosaceans forum. 

    Currently the Tapatalk app (Version 1.6.6 ) for our public forum using Invision Community Version 4.5.1 is not compatible so we have turned it OFF. We await whether Tapatalk will support the latest version of the Invision Community platform for our public forum. You can read more about the Tapatalk PRIVATE rosaceans forum below: 

    Private Tapatalk Rosaceans Group
    The RRDi is affiliated with Tapatalk and is sponsoring a PRIVATE Rosaceans  [rosaceans are rosacea sufferers] Tapatalk forum free for users which is a private group. If you are not familiar with the difference between a private member forum and a PUBLIC forum, the posts in a private forum are only read if you join. Here is the official announcement about our Rosaceans Tapatalk Private Forum which explains an option about Tapatalk Gold Points (not required but available for your consideration). You may access the private rosaceans group here:

    https://rosaceans.org

    You are welcome to join either or both of our two member forums if you suffer from rosacea.  We will try the private Tapatalk forum for a year and if it is not popular we will probably drop it. So it is up to you whether having a private Rosaceans group is mo'betta than our Invision Community public forum which you can still use the Tapatalk application for our public Tapatalk member forum and our private group. The private Tapatalk is totally run on Tapatalk servers and has no issues using Tapatalk.  

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    • Related ArticlesReproducing the scalp microbiota community: co-colonization of a 3D reconstructed human epidermis with C. acnes and M. restricta. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2021 Jan 20;: Authors: Meloni M, Balzaretti S, Collard N, Desaint S, Laperdrix C Abstract OBJECTIVE: A 3D reconstructed human epidermis (RHE) model colonized with specific microbial strains was developed to model the complex interactions between strains of the human scalp hair. METHODS: RHE was colonized with Cutibacterium acnes and Malassezia restricta for 72h. The epidermal model was characterized in term of morphology, using immune-labeling targeting biomarkers for barrier structure, proliferation, differentiation and antimicrobial defense. The barrier function was assessed by Trans Epithelial Electrical Resistance (TEER) measurements. In order to study the microorganisms on the epidermal model, viable counts and phenotype ultrastructure analysis were performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). RESULTS: The RHE colonized with C. acnes did not lead to severe modifications of the physiological barrier integrity and viability, though it shows aggregates. M. restricta formed large aggregates by a close interaction with the RHE, thus causing both a strong decrease in barrier function and structure degradation and an increased Human Beta Defensin 2 (HBD2) expression. The co-colonized model resulted in barrier depletion, but the overall damage was less severe, respecting the single colonization with M. restricta. The developed 'scalp model' allowed to identify morphological modifications, leading to uncontrolled epidermal renewal and anti-microbial response towards the microbial colonization. CONCLUSION: This study shows a pre-clinical model that recapitulates the interactions that can occur between site specific microbial strains and keratinocytes in dandruff condition. The model can be applied to assess ingredients and products' mechanism of action. PMID: 33469935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] {url} = URL to article
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    • I work as a medical assistant for a dermatologist. I definitely think it is a possibility for rosacea to through periods of remissions and flare-ups. This can be due to environmental factors as well as psychological factors. 
    • Related Articles Symptomatic vulvar demodicosis: A case report and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol. 2020 Nov;47(11):1063-1066 Authors: Hedberg ML, Chibnall RJ, Compton LA Abstract Demodex folliculorum is a mite that commonly inhabits the pilosebaceous units of facial skin, particularly in a perioral and periorbital distribution. While typically an incidental and asymptomatic parasite, Demodex spp. are proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of facial folliculitis, chronic blepharitis and papulopustular rosacea. Reports of demodicosis in anatomic locations other than the face are exceedingly rare. Here we report a 36-year-old woman with symptomatic Demodex spp. infestation of Fordyce spots of the labia minora. She was referred to dermatology after a 9-month history of tender red bumps on the vulva that would arise and drain over a 24 to 72 hours period, several times per week. Physical examination revealed erythema of the labia minora and introitus with a 4 mm, pink, dome-shaped soft papule on the left labium minus. Wet mount, microbiologic cultures and sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings were unremarkable. Histopathologic examination revealed a well-circumscribed nodule of suppurative granulomatous inflammation arising in a background of mucosa with Fordyce spots, the majority of which were infiltrated by Demodex spp. Treatment with oral ivermectin and topical metronidazole cream resulted in a symptom-free period of 22 months. This case represents an unusual presentation of symptomatic Demodex infestation. PMID: 33448447 [PubMed - in process] {url} = URL to article More information on oral ivermectin
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