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    Hi - Did you get a nose/nasal culture? If the...

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    Did you get a nose/nasal culture? If the sores are not gone - I'd get one. I had a tiny blister that came up on the side of my nose a few months ago. It alarmed me - I went to my Dr. and...
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    Hi - Just as a precaution - have you had a...

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    Just as a precaution - have you had a nose culture? My nose turned really pink about a month ago and was wondering what was wrong. It felt slightly bumpy and different on the right nostril....
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    Hi - You may want to look further into your...

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    You may want to look further into your diet. I'm gluten sensitive so I watch my carbs and take gluten supplements. Wheat, barley and rye especially are rough on my digestion. You may want...
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    Hi - I use Metrogel about five nights a week...

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    I use Metrogel about five nights a week and Differin the others. Always leaving a day or two break inbetween. The Differin gel and a light moisteriser works well for me. It doesn't cause...
  5. Hi- I think I posted you in another thread but...

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    I think I posted you in another thread but want to say you are very pretty and try not to let your PD (or infection) get to you. What I'd do is call and demand to see your Derm. again ASAP. ...
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    Hi - You may want to try another face cleanser...

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    You may want to try another face cleanser besides Cetaphil. While it's gentle for some, it does have SLS in it and cause allergies/acne/bumps in others. I personally can't use SLS in skin...
  7. Thread: Pycnogenol

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    Hi - I buy the Turmeric at GNC - think it's...

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    I buy the Turmeric at GNC - think it's 500mg. Other stores have it too. I think it helps with inflammation and like this and the Pycogenol. It seems to slightly lessen the "red" in my...
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    Hi - Even if you aren't dripping the...

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    Even if you aren't dripping the toothpaste on your chin - you still may be allergic to SLS. For me, trying an SLS free toothpaste ($4) is worth a try. I did and my PD went away fairly...
  9. Thread: Pycnogenol

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    Hi _ I do - for about three years or so now. ...

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    I do - for about three years or so now. I think it's helpful. This and Turmeric, Zinc, and Selenium are my faves.

    Yvette
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    Hi - It looks like PD to me also. What...

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    It looks like PD to me also. What toothpaste and skin care are you using? You may know, Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulfates aggravate or cause PD - so using tooth paste, skincare, shampoo...
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    Hi ~ A few ideas you could check into with a...

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    A few ideas you could check into with a Derm. would be: Oracea (low dose anti-inflammatory doxycline), Metrogel, and/or Evoclin. Both Metrogel and Evoclin are prescription topicals for...
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    Hi - I'd not use mandelic or any acidic...

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    I'd not use mandelic or any acidic (glycolic, lactic, salicylic) acid on your face. No retinoids no and non-drying skin care (cleansers or creams) as your face will dry up pretty quickly...
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    Hi- Take the lowest possible dose you can get....

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    Take the lowest possible dose you can get. That should be 10mg. You can discuss with your Derm. your concerns about dosage and whether you'd want a compounding pharmacy to make the pills...
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    Hi - Have you seen a Derm for treatment...

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    Have you seen a Derm for treatment options? If you have Rosacea and/or Seborrhea, things like prescription Nizoral shampoo or Nizoral topical (Evoclin) can help alot. Personally, I tried...
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    Hi kranekrane, Did you try taking the...

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    Did you try taking the antibiotics with a light snack or small meal? I find taking them on an empty stomach makes me nauseaous. You might try that if you haven't done so. What...
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    Hi - Are the pustules mostly around your...

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    Are the pustules mostly around your peri-oral (mouth and/or nose) area? If so, it could be as simple as looking at your toothpaste and skincare to see if they contain SLS or sodium laureth...
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    Hi - Have you tried Nizoral shampoo or Evoclin...

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    Have you tried Nizoral shampoo or Evoclin (2% Nizoral - foam topical for face/body/scalp)? Antibiotics can worsen SD - so becareful there. I'd only recommend low dose Oracea - anything...
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    Hi - I'm sorry you have PD. There are a few...

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    I'm sorry you have PD. There are a few things to help get rid of it.

    Have you checked your toothpaste and all skin care to see if they are sulfate free? Most toothpastes and skincare...
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    Flares can occur after IPL or laser. Sometimes a SD flare or mild blisters or in your case a rash. I've had both a mild SD flare and a few tiny blisters (above my lip) many years ago. Both...
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    Hi - I've had mild salicylic peels at the...

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    I've had mild salicylic peels at the Dermatologist's office. The peels they get are professional grade and if applied by someone like an RN or experienced esthestician you can get a good...
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    Hi - For me, when I travel my skin usually is...

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    For me, when I travel my skin usually is better if I stay in hotels that have soft water/water softeners. Most do. The only one vacation that my Rosacea flared was Hawaii.... Eventhough I...
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    Hi - I was taking chlorella. I bought it in...

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    I was taking chlorella. I bought it in fluid form and tablets. It might help flush away toxins, but found the fluid form made my teeth green! I even used a straw, but that didn't work well...
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    Hey Mistica, I'm doing great - thank you. ...

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    I'm doing great - thank you.

    These work fairly good for me. No, I've not had an increase in facial flushing with these. Neem is suppose to help reduce inflammation. I do take a...
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    Hi - Can you or do you have a Derm. that can...

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    Can you or do you have a Derm. that can evaluate your skin to see if you're a candidate for a mild retinoid? The milder prescription retinoids are Ziana, Veltin, and Differin. There is...
  25. Thread: IPL and papules

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    Hi - IPL can reduce redness as well as "zap"...

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    IPL can reduce redness as well as "zap" bacteria. The laser destroys the bacteria on the skin. I find after a few series of IPL's my papules and seborrhea are much less. You have to make...
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