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    I've been wondering the same thing. My face...

    I've been wondering the same thing.

    My face can generate a lot of heat during a flush.

    I have a medical appointment in a couple of weeks and plan on asking this question.

    I'd also be ...
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    I wouldn't even bother with it. Seeing you are...

    I wouldn't even bother with it.

    Seeing you are in Australia, you could try the topical I have compounded. (See mention of it in my signature).
    It is not a cure, but I do find it very helpful. I...
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    Heat is a flushing trigger, but so is caffeine....

    Heat is a flushing trigger, but so is caffeine.
    In addition, there is a difference between acute caffeine consumption and chronic.

    Caffeine most certainly can cause rebound flushing in some...
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    I agree with the above statement, BUT, whilst my...

    I agree with the above statement, BUT, whilst my experience reflected that IN PART, the areas where I applied the brimonidine also suffered excessive rebound vasodilation and to this day, some of...
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    Personally I feel the allergic reaction...

    Personally I feel the allergic reaction explanation is nonsense.

    Rosacea and flushing can present, in part, as a rash due to, - the action of flushing, inflammation, leaky capillaries and...
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    I appreciate all the time and effort you...

    I appreciate all the time and effort you dedicate to the RRDI, Brady, and the long hours it takes to collect and assemble data. You do a great job.

    If I could make one small criticism, however,...
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    I have permanent damage and I have posted about...

    I have permanent damage and I have posted about it multiple times.
    I know others on here have suffered permanent worsening of symptoms too.
    Brady I am surprised you have forgotten this.

    If it...
  8. Perhaps your use of topical lemon juice, followed...

    Perhaps your use of topical lemon juice, followed by sun exposure has resulted in a case of phytophotodermatitis?

    https://www.verywellfamily.com/sun-and-citrus-fruits-arent-a-good-match-616635
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  9. Topical ivermectin improves allergic skin inflammation

    Interesting.....

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/all.13118
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    The link is included in my above post. In...

    The link is included in my above post.

    In addition, (once you have clicked on the link), there are several other studies cited underneath which speak of the correlation between IBD and rosacea.
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    There was a hypothesis made in 2015, however, I...

    There was a hypothesis made in 2015, however, I think it should be treated with reservation.
    I say that because a large number of people have been treated for h.pylori and it hasn't made much of a...
  12. Thread: Vegan Diet?

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but this current diet...

    Correct me if I am wrong, but this current diet of yours is vastly different from the one you were doing some years ago, where you were consuming around 50 grams of carbs per day?

    I probably...
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    Glad to hear it is working for you. Borax baths...

    Glad to hear it is working for you.
    Borax baths seems to help alleviate a variety of skin conditions.
    It is soothing, probably due to it's anti inflammatory effects.
    It seems to have...
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    I apologise for the error. I reread the first...

    I apologise for the error. I reread the first post and see that now.
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    Regarding my testing for iodine, zinc and vitamin...

    Regarding my testing for iodine, zinc and vitamin D status, ....
    I did NOT state nor imply the following.



    Nearly everything you have written about nutritional deficiencies or insufficiencies...
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    Sorry I missed out a word. I meant to say,...

    Sorry I missed out a word. I meant to say, 'completely' successful as in returning you to a state of stable baseline paleness.

    I realise it has helped you.

    I had IPL and stopped due to damage....
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    The rebound was seen in the trials, but not...

    The rebound was seen in the trials, but not reported.
    We know that as there was at least one member here who participated in the trials.

    My mother has glaucoma, and always has red eyelids from...
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    I didn't say refined carbs don't fuel...

    I didn't say refined carbs don't fuel rosacea/flushing.

    That wasn't my point at all.

    If you look at my signature I had to do the GAPS diet to get my symptoms even partially under control. I...
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    I respectfully disagree. There are two parts to...

    I respectfully disagree.
    There are two parts to the quoted statement.



    Highly refined carb diets are terrible for anyone. However, many rosceans and flushers appear to eat quite healthy and...
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    Could you please reference a study to...

    Could you please reference a study to substantiate that claim?

    Classic rosaceans often suffer from SIBO which responds well to rifaximin. This antibiotic is poorly absorbed systemically, which...
  21. Thread: Antibiotics

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    If probiotics are displacing unfavourable...

    If probiotics are displacing unfavourable bacteria, diarrhea and other complaints can be expected. This would settle down after a while.
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    I am curious as to why your doctor ordered a CT...

    I am curious as to why your doctor ordered a CT scan for digestive complaints.
    What did he/she hope to see?

    A CT has limitations and if a doctor wants to see the inside of your digestive tract,...
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    Your other symptoms, particularly the tremors,...

    Your other symptoms, particularly the tremors, sound concerning.
    What types of investigations are you going to have to determine the cause?
    Derms don't understand much about internal medicine.
    You...
  24. I had my appointment with the immunologist today....

    I had my appointment with the immunologist today. He specialises in mast cell activation syndrome.

    I didn't really learn much more than I already know about my own particular syndrome.
    I have a...
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    Ryohiku I used to suffer from the same types...

    Ryohiku

    I used to suffer from the same types of symptoms and a lot more.

    I addressed my syndrome with diet, fasting, trying to modify the gut flora (not the same thing as avoiding food...
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