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Suffering from rosacea

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MsOedipaMaas Tue 08-Aug-17 14:24:35

I have rosacea on my face -- a spotty patch on my left cheek and a bit of redness around my t-zone and chin. It's generally not too bad, but occasionally the spotty patch on my left cheek has become very inflamed and sore and looks a bit like an acne outbreak.
Last time this happened, the doctor has prescribed me soolantra cream (a topical application you apply once a day), a fac ewash (that is actually an anti-dandruff shampoo?!) and a course of doxycycline antibiotics - this all seemed to clear it up quite well. I then got a single session of laser treatment - this was very expensive, but did seem to work.
It recently happened again, and I've picked up the cream, facewash and antibiotics and (as soon as it's winter) will book in for another laser treatment.
The issue is that I'm not so keen on taking antibiotics every time it flares up, and the laser treatment is expensive and temporary (over £200 per session, and it only lasts a few months).
Has anyone else had any luck using any other face products or natural treatments? Any help would be much appreciated!

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xxxbingbunnyxxx Tue 08-Aug-17 14:32:01

My num had it bad on her cheeks also, used Dermalex, rosacea cream and it worked well to calm it. I also use it occasionally for blemishes and that works also! Not sure where you can buy it from, but i believe Amazon has it x

Twinkie1 Tue 08-Aug-17 14:35:21

My daughter has it quite badly and now uses a high factor zinc based sun cream and a skin care regime called Calme/Kalme. It's really changed her life and for the first time ever can go out without make up on and feel comfortable.

Twinkie1 Tue 08-Aug-17 14:35:51

It has capers in which are supposed to help in some way

BuzzKillington Tue 08-Aug-17 14:39:05

I get Rosacea if I drink red wine. Most of the time I avoid red wine, but I love it so sometimes have an evening of weakness.

Dermalex Rosacea cream is the bollocks - it clears it up overnight.

MsOedipaMaas Tue 08-Aug-17 14:48:44

@twinkie1 @BuzzKillington I'll give the Dermalex Rosacea cream a try - I haven't used it before. I did use the Bioderma Sensibio anti-redness cream for a while but it didn't seem to make a lasting difference...

I can't seem to figure out what triggers mine - sometimes I feel like it might be red wine, but other times I get terrible breakouts when not drinking at all, or I will drink quite a bit of red wine (also my weakness!) and my rosacea seems to look better than ever! I do know that I'm sensitive to a preservative often used in white wine (usually the cheaper ones), but that seems to bring out redness on my chest rather than the rosacea on my face!

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MsOedipaMaas Tue 08-Aug-17 14:49:52

Sorry - I meant to mention @xxxbingbunnyxxx in relation to the Dermalex!

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 08-Aug-17 14:57:21

I keep mine at bay by not drinking and no spicy foods.

I use The Body Shops chamomile face oil with tepid water and a flannel then Aveeno cream.

I seem to be ok with Superdrug Naturally Radiant day and night creams too but not the face wash.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 08-Aug-17 14:58:27

Changes in temperature affects mine, especially going from cold outdoors to warm indoors.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 08-Aug-17 14:59:18

I didn't get on with Dermalex at all,made no difference at all. People rave about it though.

MsOedipaMaas Tue 08-Aug-17 15:40:08

@DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen I haven't paid too much attention to food and if that triggers it (although I know I should!)

The temperature thing could definitely be a trigger though... the last flare up was the worst I've ever had and I think may have been brought on by going between a sauna and cold water... I think I'm in denial that that's a cause though as (like red wine) I absolutely love a sauna!!

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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 08-Aug-17 15:46:43

Oh God that would be the worst thing ever for rosacea!

domesticslattern Tue 08-Aug-17 16:08:24

You're going to need to wave goodbye to the saunas.
I found that Avene products for rosacea also helped, as does giving up drinking.
Sorry!

fresh Tue 08-Aug-17 16:16:32

I found Rosex gel cleared mine a treat. Sunshine is my trigger so I always wear SPF30 on my face, but bright sunshine will still cause some spots around my nose. Rosex is prescription only but I got it via an online pharmacy. If I get any spots now it only takes 1-2 days to get rid of them completely. I took doxycycline for a while, which cleared it up but if I stopped then it came back. Didn't want to keep taking antibiotics. Rosex has been a revelation!

Aerika8 Sat 26-Oct-19 09:48:47

Hi! Dermalex rosacea vs kalme? Can i get some statistics on what worked for you if you tried these products please.

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