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    Default Help me - how do I get rid of the fan 24/7 on my face!

    I have severe rosacea - facial flushing. I have become completely dependent on having a fan on my face 24/7. This of course has led me to become isolated, depressed, and housebound. IF I don't have the fan - I go completely purple. The only way to keep it at bay is to have a fan on me at all times.

    But - I have to wonder if the fan is creating a problem. Is there a way to wean off the fan? I feel addicted. Or, should I lock myself up in my house w/o any fans for a week and let my face flush - and hope that it will eventually settle and burn out?

    I am also going through lasers - so I am so scared to flush as to not impact the progress of lasers.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I hate this fan! It limits my life and I want it back!

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    Good question. I am in the same boat and am very interested to hear what people have to say.

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    I'm in the same situation. But in my case this was induced by Accutane. I wanted to try Planequil but the derms here don't believe in it's use for flushing and burning. So I hope I can get a relief with Vbeam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon27 View Post
    I'm in the same situation. But in my case this was induced by Accutane. I wanted to try Planequil but the derms here don't believe in it's use for flushing and burning. So I hope I can get a relief with Vbeam.
    I realise this thread is about cooling with fans, but seeing you mentioned not being able to get Plaquenil, it reminded me of Artemisinin. It is an old, well known supplement for treating malaria.
    It has anti viral, anti parasitic and anti cancer activity. It was brought to my attention recently and I have been googling it.
    I noticed it has anti inflammatory properties too.
    I wonder, ..... could it have similar benefits as plaquenil for rosaceans/flushers?

    Anyone tried it?
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    I have popped up several times on the forum concerning flushing but do not think I am being listened to, maybe people are suspicious that I am a salesman.

    I suffered badly with stress flushing (not exactly the problem you seem to have), somebody only had to mention my name and I could feel a rush of adrenaline shoot through my body followed by a flush. It would happen multiple times a day. Last October I started to tackle it when I realised it was Rosacea and personally I have found Permethrine to be very successful and this has brought the flushing under control.

    Different people respond in different ways but this really worked for me and now my social and professional composure is so much better. I applied it to my face every night for 1 month and the flushing is 99% improved.

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    I realise this thread is about cooling with fans, but seeing you mentioned not being able to get Plaquenil, it reminded me of Artemisinin. It is an old, well known supplement for treating malaria.
    It has anti viral, anti parasitic and anti cancer activity. It was brought to my attention recently and I have been googling it.
    I'm going to look for that, but I don't know if it is available here. I googled it but I can't find it in Chile.


    I have popped up several times on the forum concerning flushing but do not think I am being listened to, maybe people are suspicious that I am a salesman.

    I suffered badly with stress flushing (not exactly the problem you seem to have), somebody only had to mention my name and I could feel a rush of adrenaline shoot through my body followed by a flush. It would happen multiple times a day. Last October I started to tackle it when I realised it was Rosacea and personally I have found Permethrine to be very successful and this has brought the flushing under control.

    Different people respond in different ways but this really worked for me and now my social and professional composure is so much better. I applied it to my face every night for 1 month and the flushing is 99% improved.
    I would like to try that. All the Permethrine's avaibles in my country are shampoos or rinseable creams for the scalp. What kind of permethrine do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Hara View Post
    I have popped up several times on the forum concerning flushing but do not think I am being listened to, maybe people are suspicious that I am a salesman.

    I suffered badly with stress flushing (not exactly the problem you seem to have), somebody only had to mention my name and I could feel a rush of adrenaline shoot through my body followed by a flush. It would happen multiple times a day. Last October I started to tackle it when I realised it was Rosacea and personally I have found Permethrine to be very successful and this has brought the flushing under control.

    Different people respond in different ways but this really worked for me and now my social and professional composure is so much better. I applied it to my face every night for 1 month and the flushing is 99% improved.
    Your posts don't seem like you are a salesman. Sorry to hear you have not felt listened to. Good for you for speaking up about it. I think what happens is our eyes get trained to see the people who are staying and not making one post then disapearing. It takes a bit of time to become known on any forum.

    Many people on the forum do not believe their issue is related to mites and Permethrine is used to kill parasites. I personally found my rosacea to be mites and killing them has cleared me up. I would not use Permethrine long term though because of toxicity concerns. It contains formaldehyde as a preservative and it's use is meant for a one time treatment. I think we are dealing with something deeper and long term, but I am delighted to hear you have found relief.

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    I have the same kind of flushing, and have had to use a fan for most of the day for years. I do not believe that this type of Rosacea can be cured by getting rid of mites. Through vbeam perfecta treatments (lots) I have been able to improve the intensity and areas of flushing. Medications like clonidine have helped a little. For awhile I really was unable to leave my house and I can relate to your feelings of isolation. Now I'm able to go out to with friends and family depending on weather conditions) and carry a small sharper image fan with me in order not to flush. But it's always with anxiety as to whether or not the place we're going is too hot.
    I would recommend, that if you can afford it, you find a good doctor and try vbeam treatments. Do a lot of research (this board is a good start) before you see anyone so you know who and what you can expect. Some people are able to get remission with just a few treatments. Unfortunately I have not. I'm really sorry that you, or anybody,
    Arlene has to suffer with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by gon27 View Post
    I'm going to look for that, but I don't know if it is available here. I googled it but I can't find it in Chile.
    I would like to try that. All the Permethrine's avaibles in my country are shampoos or rinseable creams for the scalp. What kind of permethrine do you use?
    Please heed Starlite's comments she would not recommend regular use, but I have chosen to do so and found relief.

    I purchase Permetrine 5% from this website expresschemist, apparently they are international as well as UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starlite View Post
    Your posts don't seem like you are a salesman. Sorry to hear you have not felt listened to. Good for you for speaking up about it. I think what happens is our eyes get trained to see the people who are staying and not making one post then disapearing. It takes a bit of time to become known on any forum.

    Many people on the forum do not believe their issue is related to mites and Permethrine is used to kill parasites. I personally found my rosacea to be mites and killing them has cleared me up. I would not use Permethrine long term though because of toxicity concerns. It contains formaldehyde as a preservative and it's use is meant for a one time treatment. I think we are dealing with something deeper and long term, but I am delighted to hear you have found relief.
    Are you now Rosacea free?

    I have managed to get the flushing under control which is a great step and allows me to enjoy social and professional confidence. However, still troubled with red face, thread veins, dry flaking skin on the forehead and ocular Rosacea. Its not as bad as it sounds, I just look like a jolly sort of a fellow who enjoys a drink or needs a better sunscreen. This winter has been quite good without the cold causing too much flushing, we will see what the summer brings, which is the worst time of year as sun is my worst trigger.

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