I was browsing the web and found this information on another Rosacea blog (http://www.rosaceacure.biz). This shampoo is not available in USA. Anyone heard of this stuff?
10/05/2009: Anniea from Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa replies: “ROSACEA / Anti-dandruff Shampoo
I am so excited! About 5 months ago, the skin on my forehead, upper cheeks & chin went bright red, began to dry, flake & peel as though thoroughly sun burnt. Coincidentally, I’d just changed my usual facial wash from Garnier to Neutrogena, so figured that, that was the cause & immediately stopped using the Neutrogena, but ALAS! the problem continued to worsen. I’d go the odd week or so with a fairly clear complexion, then BOOF! the redness & flaking would return. I tried Bio-Tissue Oil but that didn’t work at all, in fact it made it worse. This past Saturday, after reading every comment on this forum pertaining to ROSACEA (which I have never had medically diagnosed – yet it sounds all too familiar to what other sufferers have mentioned here), I decided to try a remedy which a Swiss dermatologist had recommended to my son to remove some white fungal spots from his face.
Sebiprox an anti-dandruff shampoo – simply Google it – not available in the USA under this name, but by another. The main ingredient is 15mg Ciclopirox-Olamine.
VOILA! It worked. Just before bed, I rinsed my face with warm water & whilst wet, washed it with SEBIPROX & rinsed it off. I patted my face dry with a clean towel & reapplied a little SEBIPROX to my entire face (avoiding contact with my eyes), left it on for 5mins & then rinsed it off & went to sleep.
The following morning my face was clear & without any redness whatsoever. Really smooth & soft & my pores noticeably closed.
I cannot tell you how excited I am! Thank you for making me aware of a MITE issue, as I would never have thought of such myself. One of my pet birds has a mite problem around his neck, so maybe that’s how I picked this up in the first place.
~@nnie~ Durban / South Africa”
11/08/2009: Annie from Durban, South Africa replies: “Annie back again to let you know that 1 month later & my Rosacea remains GONE ~ thanks to simple antidandruff shampoo! It obviously contains an ingredient that the mites loathe. HOORAY!”