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Rosacea and B-complex supplement

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iLoveCamelCase Sat 25-Feb-17 21:28:26

Can anyone offer any experiences / advice? I am 37 and developed rosacea in the last 2 years. Typical symptoms, reddening of the skin with transient papules of varying size. Started on cheeks but now get the pimple things on forehead as well. I have also had an outbreak of angular cheilitis which is has taken a week or so to start to recede and heal. When researching treatments online, I read that a B vitamin complex would be good to promote healing of the skin. I bought one and have been taking it since yesterday. This evening, it occurred to me to check for any impact on rosacea, hoping it would be positive, but have come across wildly varying opinions - some sources suggest that rosacea is due to a B complex deficiency and so a supplement will help but other sources state that a B complex supplement can actually cause / trigger rosacea! Does anyone have any experience of the effect of B vitamins on rosacea? I am worried to carry on taking it as I am already having a mild rosacea flare up and don't want to exacerbate it...

LivingInMidnight Sun 26-Feb-17 17:47:29

I have rosacea and also take vit b complex (although not for the rosacea). Doesn't make any difference tbh.

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