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    If KPRF is simply the overproduction of keratin, then why isn't there a pill or something? I feel like that is something scientists could easily develop. And also, why is the overproduction of keratin relevant to the the increased redness whilst exercising, and hot/cold temperature? Just wondering because this condition seems to be overlooked and/or understudied and that is extremely annoying.

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    http://old.theozone.net/hoops/12-13M...microphone.jpg

    This is what the redness in my cheeks look exactly like. Just for a reference...

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    157032132-001.jpg

    This picture of Aaron Craft of the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball team is what my cheeks look very similar to. Just for a reference...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short-stop23 View Post
    If KPRF is simply the overproduction of keratin, then why isn't there a pill or something? I feel like that is something scientists could easily develop. And also, why is the overproduction of keratin relevant to the the increased redness whilst exercising, and hot/cold temperature? Just wondering because this condition seems to be overlooked and/or understudied and that is extremely annoying.
    The reason why no one cares is because its not life threatening. The opinion of anyone who doesn't have it is "oh its not that bad".

    This is why this forum is so important. The only people who know how horrible it can be is us, thus its only going to be one of us that finally stumbles across things which help reduce its symptoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realwork View Post
    The reason why no one cares is because its not life threatening. The opinion of anyone who doesn't have it is "oh its not that bad".

    This is why this forum is so important. The only people who know how horrible it can be is us, thus its only going to be one of us that finally stumbles across things which help reduce its symptoms.

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    Its not life threatening but its 100% life ruining . So it needs to be sorted A.S.A.P

    Lately on this forum we got a whole new generation of teenagers having to put up with this crap and not a sniff of any new treatment in the pipeline to treat it .

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    Not only life ruining but also money ruining. Every treatment I do, I do for my own money. There are ****ing HIV\AIDS and other mostly sexual\narcotics idiots who have free treatments only because they ****ed without condom or took dirty needle from another idiot.

    Me, you everyone else who has rosacea, kprf or other weird terrible conditions on the most exposed body part - FACE - has to pay everything on his own because some moron says it is just cosmetics issue.
    WTF -.-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Short-stop23 View Post
    If KPRF is simply the overproduction of keratin, then why isn't there a pill or something? I feel like that is something scientists could easily develop. And also, why is the overproduction of keratin relevant to the the increased redness whilst exercising, and hot/cold temperature? Just wondering because this condition seems to be overlooked and/or understudied and that is extremely annoying.
    I believe this is only a theory though. If KPRF was caused by the overproduction of keratin, then wouldn't every single person with KPRF also suffer from the KP arm bumps? Which isn't the case, as I've heard from several KPRF sufferers that they don't have any arm bumps, AND have seen hundreds of people with the arm bumps but no redness on the face. It's confusing.

    But what we do KNOW is that in all KPRF sufferers the blood vessels of the cheeks are dilated and usually oversensitive. Supplements/medications can help with the flushing aspect, but the permanent redness seems to only respond to lasers (or be lucky enough to "grow out" of the condition). And these lasers are hardly a slam dunk treatment, as some people do not respond well or end up experiencing some unpleasant side effects.

    IF you go the laser route, make sure you see a very experienced doctor, preferably one that specializes in cosmetic laser treatment. From what I understand, baselines redness is usually much easier to treat than flushing.

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    Here is the thing; I don't want to even be on this forum. Every time I come on it, I feel guilty/ashamed because I know that if I just had the right mental mindset, then this condition wouldn't even bother me. My emotions go in waves. Some days, I just accept the fact that it is a natural physical trait that I possess, and it doesn't really seem like it is that noticeable to people. Other days, I am super self-concsious and constantly pissed and depressed about every aspect of life. But my feelings can change in a snap. Ultimately, every person on this forum, including me, should just work on trying to mentally conquer this condition instead of physically conquering it. Because in the end, we usually don't end up with any useful solutions, and on top of that, we waste our lives fretting about this little issue that we have, while we could be living it to the fullest. One thing that we have to think about is how fortunate compared to other people. I know that sounds cliche, but it is 100% true.

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    Lately on this forum we got a whole new generation of teenagers having to put up with this crap and not a sniff of any new treatment in the pipeline to treat it
    You are right. I have noticed it too, that more and more young people, teenagers and even pre teens are suffering with redness/flushing disorders. This strongly suggests to me, that the old genetic theory is flawed.
    I am not saying these maladies can't run in families, but that has little to do with defective genes.

    I have often pondered the 'it is not life threatening, so funds are diverted to other causes' school of thought.
    I am not sure I completely agree, because there have been a number of occasions in the past that a potential cancer cure has been found. The vaccines work. You hear there will be human trials and ..... that is the last the public hears about it.
    Anyone living in Australia in the last 6 years will recall the vaccine which resolved a certain (deadly) tumour in dogs in less than a week. Human trials were supposed to start soon. I've never heard any more about this.
    There are physicians/scientists who have developed similar vaccines for human cancer. Documents state them to have been successful. The most well known developer is safely ensconced in Mexico.
    Illness is a business. Acute medicine has advanced greatly, but chronic disease provides regular income.
    I'm not saying there haven't been any useful advances, because obviously there have been been, but over all, medicine seems to be more about marketing than healing people.
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