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    Update

    I just happened across this old thread and thought I would give an update, as Brady requested.

    This is borrowed and updated from a recent posting I made in the Vitamin D thread:

    Several months...
  2. Thread: Nose problem

    by Michael_V
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    That is a classic distribution for seborrheic...

    That is a classic distribution for seborrheic dermatitis. Fine yourself a good dermatologist.
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    Interesting thread! You may have done enough...

    Interesting thread! You may have done enough research to start thinking about starting your own line of skin care products.... yes:

    I just wanted to comment on the recommendation that was given...
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    I started with 10 mg a day, which cleared up my...

    I started with 10 mg a day, which cleared up my skin but dried it out and turned my nose pink, so I slowly tapered it down. I have been on a maintenance dose of 10 mg once a month since October 2010.
  5. Thread: Eurax cream

    by Michael_V
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    Hey, Doug! For whatever reason, good old...

    Hey, Doug!

    For whatever reason, good old fashioned soap controls demodex populations better than modern 'cleansers'. I use soap with vitamin E (sold for $7 a bar by Dr. Tirant of the Psoriasis...
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    No, not your hair. You will never eradicate...

    No, not your hair. You will never eradicate demodex, as they are part of the normal skin flora. You just need to thin them out so your face will stop reacting to them. As I have written, I believe...
  7. Thread: Eurax cream

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    They weren't irritating to my skin, but YMMV. ...

    They weren't irritating to my skin, but YMMV. The Eurax is delivered in a moisturizing cream base so probably better tolerated than Ivomec. As always, test first with a small control spot someplace...
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    I used Eurax cream every night for almost a year....

    I used Eurax cream every night for almost a year. It was quite effective and reduced redness better than anything else I had tried. Several months ago I moved up to Ivomec, which also works great. ...
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    For me, it is a generally coarsened skin texture...

    For me, it is a generally coarsened skin texture and a 2-3 cm area of phymatous skin thickening on my right cheek.



    Frankly, I'm not convinced it wasn't the IPL that caused the coarsened skin...
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    Thanks! I am modestly happy, but not ecstatic. ...

    Thanks! I am modestly happy, but not ecstatic. The damage rosacea has done is likely permanent, so "handsome" is now something I used to be. Oh well. Life goes on, right?




    VDRs = vitamin...
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    To be honest, low dose Accutane probably did the...

    To be honest, low dose Accutane probably did the most to stop the inflammatory cycle. Now I am on just a tiny maintenance dose, which I hope to phase out entirely when/if vitamin D "resets" my...
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    Update

    Hi, all!

    It's been a while. Sorry I have been away so long! I just wanted to give everyone an update on my rosacea.

    Several months ago, I bit the bullet and took the plunge into high dose...
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    I agree with everything you said, but...

    I agree with everything you said, but particularly this. Remeron is a psychoactive drug that happens to also impact neurocutaneous flushing. I use very low dose Remeron (7.5 mg) but recognize it is...
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    Real issues with taking a lower than recommended...

    Real issues with taking a lower than recommended dose? This makes no sense. What in the world could she be objecting to? Too few side effects?
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    Absolutely.

    Absolutely.
  16. Thread: stupid theme

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    Why don't you tell us how you really feel about...

    Why don't you tell us how you really feel about it, MattDog? laugh:
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    In my opinion, a rosacean should not go higher...

    In my opinion, a rosacean should not go higher than 10 mg a day. Any higher than that and you are treating something else, not rosacea.
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    Yes, I did. My sebaceous glands went crazy. Not...

    Yes, I did. My sebaceous glands went crazy. Not the typical pink domes classically associated with rosacea. The most annoying part of my rosacea was the deep nodules and subcutaneous cysts, which...
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    I have been on low dose accutane for about eight...

    I have been on low dose accutane for about eight months now. My complexion was similar to yours, it sounds. Now I have some pinkness but no nodules, papules, or anything else.

    I started with 10...
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    About a month at 10mg a day.

    About a month at 10mg a day.
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    I am taking 10 mg every fourth day now, slightly...

    I am taking 10 mg every fourth day now, slightly increased from 10 mg a week due to some pinkness at the lower dose. May or may not be related. So far, so good. I am clear. I have had no side...
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    Your derm knows you have rosacea and she knows...

    Your derm knows you have rosacea and she knows you have demodicosis, so I'm not sure how she can give up. Are you expected to just live with it (as many rosaceans do?). It will not clear up on it's...
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    Yes, it is appreciated. It is terrible that this...

    Yes, it is appreciated. It is terrible that this happened to you. Let's hope we can help you recover!
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    Concomitant therapies are fine. This is an...

    Concomitant therapies are fine. This is an informal poll, not a case-control or double blind study, and your answer should be based only on your impression of the effect vitamin D has had on your...
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    It is unfortunate Running experienced a poor...

    It is unfortunate Running experienced a poor outcome using high dose Accutane to treat his acne. There are certainly risks with any medication, and these must be weighed against the possible...
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