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    Default Anyone get red from sitting at the computer?

    Is this just me? I had a major flare up in the beginning of June. Still trying to get back to my normal pink. LOL Ever since then everytime I sit at the computer for even a short time I get extremely red. Anyone else have that reaction?

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    U know what, I have always considered that a trigger, that's why I have a filter. Even though I use the filter my screen is really dark LOL. I go to the menu and change the brightness so it looks darker. I have 2 admit that when I used Proactiv 4 my acne and used the computer a lot, I was getting redness on the center of my face more than usual. And this was way back in 2005.
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    Def a trigger for me!

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    Default computer and Red...

    Thank you guys for the info. Because I thought I was the only one out here who had that response. I will have to check out the filter. I had one on our old computer, but had no problem with this one until I had a severe flare last month.

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    It is a trigger for me too.

    You might like to search for the thread which took place some weeks ago, about whether the primary reason for sitting in front of the computer is due to the 'rays' or rather, the action of sitting and concentrating.
    Or, perhaps a mixture of both.

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    I think this is the thread Jenny is referring to:
    http://www.rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosa...light=computer

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    Erickson,

    What type of monitor do you have? What do you use for a filter?

    I seem to have trouble with LCD screens. In my previous post, philka29 posted a link to this Naturalux.

    I emailed the following question in:

    Hello,

    I have been browsing your website, and wondering if you could help me.

    I have been recently diagnosed with rosacea. My LCD monitors at home
    and at work really seem to aggravate my symptoms. I have been reading
    from rosacea forums online, that many rosaceans have problems with
    florescent lighting, and that LCD monitors use florescent light to
    back light the screen.

    I have tried sitting farther away from the screen and turning the
    brightness way down. It helps, but I still have problems if I need to
    sit in front of my computer for more that 15 min or so.

    I am looking for a clear see-through film or panel that I could put
    in front of my monitor to block out the harmful radiation that seems
    to be the culprit. I would even be willing to live with some color
    distortion, if necessary.

    Here is the reply I got:

    Dear Melissa,

    I want to thank you for your interest in our NaturaLux™ filter products. Unfortunately, our products cannot help you with your particular issue. That is why I have taken the liberty of researching some products that will. Each of the products listed below, claim to absorb the UV rays that are causing your health issues.

    http://www.nushield.com/
    http://www.tapeplus.com/computer-screen-protectors.html
    http://www.promohut.net/Faceplates/
    http://buyviewguard.com/anti-glare-s...hp?id=VG-32205
    http://www.meritline.com/laptop-lcd-...or-for-17.html

    I hope that one of these products will take care of your problem. Our NaturaLux™ filter products are strictly meant for filtering fluorescent lighting, so I am afraid it wouldn't suit your computer needs. However, if you work under fluorescent lighting, then we have just the product for you!

    Best regards,

    Kevin A. Kirschner
    President/Inventor
    Inspired Concepts, Inc.
    Office: (951) 735-6285
    Cell: (951) 283-9572


    Also, Kevin actually called me, and was very interesting to talk to. He is an optometrist who got into the florescent filter business, since many of his patience were complaining of eye strain.

    Anyway, I tried a monitor filter from NuShield for about $30. Unfortunately, I'm not noticing a difference. I'm bummed, because I think our LCD flat screen TV does it to me too. For now, I'm just trying to sit way back.

    If anyone has had success with a monitor filter, I'd love to hear about it.

    I will post this reply in the other string as well.

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    Concentration is a huge trigger for me. I used to think it was the monitor, but I've changed my mind on that. The first time I recall flushing as a result of concentration, was when I was in college, studying for hours and hours for finals. Now, all it take for me to flush is a few seconds or minutes of intense concentration, and it often occurs when I'm explaining something in depth to someone on the phone or in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelissaS View Post
    Erickson,

    What type of monitor do you have? What do you use for a filter?

    I seem to have trouble with LCD screens. In my previous post, philka29 posted a link to this Naturalux.

    I emailed the following question in:

    Hello,

    I have been browsing your website, and wondering if you could help me.

    I have been recently diagnosed with rosacea. My LCD monitors at home
    and at work really seem to aggravate my symptoms. I have been reading
    from rosacea forums online, that many rosaceans have problems with
    florescent lighting, and that LCD monitors use florescent light to
    back light the screen.

    I have tried sitting farther away from the screen and turning the
    brightness way down. It helps, but I still have problems if I need to
    sit in front of my computer for more that 15 min or so.

    I am looking for a clear see-through film or panel that I could put
    in front of my monitor to block out the harmful radiation that seems
    to be the culprit. I would even be willing to live with some color
    distortion, if necessary.

    Here is the reply I got:

    Dear Melissa,

    I want to thank you for your interest in our NaturaLux™ filter products. Unfortunately, our products cannot help you with your particular issue. That is why I have taken the liberty of researching some products that will. Each of the products listed below, claim to absorb the UV rays that are causing your health issues.

    http://www.nushield.com/
    http://www.tapeplus.com/computer-screen-protectors.html
    http://www.promohut.net/Faceplates/
    http://buyviewguard.com/anti-glare-s...hp?id=VG-32205
    http://www.meritline.com/laptop-lcd-...or-for-17.html

    I hope that one of these products will take care of your problem. Our NaturaLux™ filter products are strictly meant for filtering fluorescent lighting, so I am afraid it wouldn't suit your computer needs. However, if you work under fluorescent lighting, then we have just the product for you!

    Best regards,

    Kevin A. Kirschner
    President/Inventor
    Inspired Concepts, Inc.
    Office: (951) 735-6285
    Cell: (951) 283-9572


    Also, Kevin actually called me, and was very interesting to talk to. He is an optometrist who got into the florescent filter business, since many of his patience were complaining of eye strain.

    Anyway, I tried a monitor filter from NuShield for about $30. Unfortunately, I'm not noticing a difference. I'm bummed, because I think our LCD flat screen TV does it to me too. For now, I'm just trying to sit way back.

    If anyone has had success with a monitor filter, I'd love to hear about it.

    I will post this reply in the other string as well.

    Melissa
    Hi Melissa

    To answer your question, I have a regular monitor no LCD from Officemax. My mum gave me the filter bc I went to a Clarins counter to pick a sample from a product that they say protects your skin from monitor radiation. The lady told me this radiation penetrates a concrete wall so imagine what it does to your skin. I tried the mist but was unable to keep on using it bc it burn in my skin so my mother bought me this filter as a gift. It's from Sam's their website is http://www.allsop.com
    I will check out the sites links u posted.

    Take care,
    Erik
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    Hi Erik,

    Sorry, I can't seem to find the filter you're referring to on that web site. (???)

    Do you notice a big difference with it?

    Thanks!
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    MetroGel .75% or Finacea occasionally
    Avoid sugar, alcohol, low gluten, low dairy

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