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  1. Thread: Ashwagandha

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    I took it - results inconclusive

    I took it for a month or two (Planetary Herbals brand tablets). My rosacea was already well controlled at that time and it neither aggravated nor seemed to improve it. I did not notice huge...
  2. Thread: Rose Hip Oil

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    Rosehip seed oil and seabuckthorn oil are very...

    Rosehip seed oil and seabuckthorn oil are very low in comedogenicity (clogging pores and causing acne) and also borage pretty low. Flax seed oil and coconut oil are high. You can find charts on line...
  3. The essential oils have anti-inflammatory and...

    The essential oils have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which is probably what is helping your skin. Be careful with citrus oils if you go in the sun or be sure sure to cover your...
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    Did the woman provide a reason she tried this...

    Did the woman provide a reason she tried this routine? This routine could cause weight loss if you kept regular meal times (no snacking) during your eating window. If you are concerned about that, I...
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    Coconut oil, despite its current popularity, is...

    Coconut oil, despite its current popularity, is quite comedogenic compared to some other oils so it can clog pores and cause breakouts in some people. I would guess that was more of the problem for...
  6. Don't let it defeat you and don't get too freaked...

    Don't let it defeat you and don't get too freaked out about possibility of contagiousness. When I had type 2 papules, my husband did get a small patch of blemishes on one cheek that he had a hard...
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    Your story about the ER is all too familiar. I...

    Your story about the ER is all too familiar. I went to the ER four times and saw numerous specialists for an extremely painful illness that preceded rosacea for me with no help so I am very...
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    The differences between rosacea papules and...

    The differences between rosacea papules and cystic acne for me were location on the face-- papules were clustered on the cheeks where as cystic acne was on my chin or sides of mouth where the skin...
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    Hi again, It may be useful to search on the...

    Hi again,

    It may be useful to search on the forum for anti-histamine diet. There is a good bit of info. there that I remember being pretty informative; I just don't remember where it was or the...
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    Looks like a papule to me rather than acne. Do...

    Looks like a papule to me rather than acne. Do they come to a head? If not, likely a papule.
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    Sorry to hear you are dealing with this now being...

    Sorry to hear you are dealing with this now being in recovery from the eating disorders. It is wonderful that you have gotten past the eating disorders so I hope you will not let this flushing ruin...
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    Very sorry to hear your daughter suffers so badly...

    Very sorry to hear your daughter suffers so badly with the flushing. Has the naturopath got her on any treatments to help the digestive problems? I used to flush (not as badly as your daughter but it...
  13. Did you go ahead and try it? I have tried the...

    Did you go ahead and try it?

    I have tried the Thayers with aloe (not specifically to treat rosacea but just as a toner) and did not care for the sticky feeling it left on my skin. But a witch...
  14. Does your fiance have any digestive issues? And...

    Does your fiance have any digestive issues? And did the naturopath run any stool tests or tests to that effect? Because in my experience gut dysbiosis is usually involved and was in my case. The low...
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    Rosacea came on within a few months after I had...

    Rosacea came on within a few months after I had several rounds of antibiotics and was bedridden for 4 months, which did a number on my gut motility. Before that illness, I had a history of using...
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    Yes, sometimes (back when I used to flush more...

    Yes, sometimes (back when I used to flush more regularly) it would just feel stinging or burning and I expected I was flushing but when I would check in the mirror I would look normal.
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    I can't really say what is the right way for...

    I can't really say what is the right way for you-- but if you went to an herbalist they would develop a picture in their mind of your constitution based on talking to you about yourself and if they...
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    I no longer get a strong flush reaction from...

    I no longer get a strong flush reaction from foods but I did for a while. In my case, it looked like a classic case of leaky gut and I had an imbalance of pathogenic bacteria. Now I will get red and...
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    I take evening primrose oil and sometimes fish...

    I take evening primrose oil and sometimes fish oil. Both thin the blood. My rosacea has improved gradually over the past couple of years while taking these supplements. I don't think blood thinning...
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    I am doing pretty well but the eye thing is...

    I am doing pretty well but the eye thing is uncomfortable and I wish I could be done with it permanently instead of having it flare back every now and then. I am lucky that mine is fairly minor but...
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    I hope you are able to get the SIBO test. Please...

    I hope you are able to get the SIBO test. Please let us know how it goes. I have one eye that feels rosacea gunky off and on though most of the time it is bearable -- usually it acts up during that...
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    I don't know that people who have flushing...

    I don't know that people who have flushing rosacea should really be avoiding all vasodilators. I think a focus on the healthier circulatory system may be more important that eliminating anything that...
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    whistling1: Sorry to tell you this but you are...

    whistling1: Sorry to tell you this but you are covered head to toe with microscopic living organisms-- fungi, bacteria and mites. Our bodies are not sterile and neither is any part of the environment...
  24. Thread: Loss of Sweating

    by lwemm
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    a bit of an aside

    My face always turned quite red with exercise when I was a kid and I was embarrassed about it thinking it was because I was out of shape. Now I am noticing that all the blondes on both my daughters'...
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    Sounds like a good soothing soap. The oatmeal and...

    Sounds like a good soothing soap. The oatmeal and calendula will be healing to dry, itchy, cracked and irritated skin. Zinc is soothing and antibacterial too. Thanks for letting us know about it.
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