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Removing Thread veins on Face plus rosacea

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Mitzi50 Wed 19-Mar-14 21:38:45

Has anyone got any suggestions for best treatment /options?

MadBusLady Wed 19-Mar-14 21:49:04

I unexpectedly found giving up caffeine made an enormous difference. I only had about four cups of tea a day and rarely had caffeinated coffee, but switching to total decaf seemed to make 90% of the redness vanish overnight. Well worth doing the boring business of giving things up one at a time to see if they trigger you I'd say.

Mitzi50 Wed 19-Mar-14 22:06:12

That's interesting - I drink far too much coffee. I didn't realise it could be a trigger

MadBusLady Wed 19-Mar-14 22:17:41

I think other common ones are spicy food, red wine, sugar and sunshine <shoots self> But there are lots of lists if you google, some of them seemingly listing every substance in the universe. I was lucky I tried caffeine first.

MerylStrop Wed 19-Mar-14 22:24:13

yy to sugar
SPF 15 min

Avene antirougeurs creme is brilliant

Have found when flares up the antibiotics really help - the cream/gel is awful, drying, and doesn't do it

re thread veins I looked into IPL, had a test session where they actually blitzed the worst ones, and did the trick nicely. Getting a few more round my nose now so thinking about going back again

Mitzi50 Thu 20-Mar-14 21:23:24

MerylStrop have you found the doctor helpful with antibiotics? I saw a dermatologist privately years ago who diagnosed rosacea but NHS doctor refused to prescribe subsequent antibiotics. I've a new GP but am wary of going back about this.

Amethyst24 Thu 20-Mar-14 21:27:34

I had IPL a few weeks back and have booked another session. It's not an instant fix but made a huge difference to my skin.

RawCoconutMacaroon Thu 20-Mar-14 21:42:31

It's worth trying a wheat free diet for a few weeks, it seems to be a trigger for a lot of people.

MrsFlorrick Fri 21-Mar-14 00:44:52

You would need a letter or the notes from your private dermatologist to give to your GP in order for the. To prescribe further antibiotics.

Assuming you did this, was there any reason GP couldn't give you ABs, like other medication or medical conditions?

There are other things like Finacea cream or Rosex. Lots of people rate both. For me Finacea was much better.
Most GPs will hand those out without the need for a dermatologist.

Yes to looking a pt food triggers. Not everyone has them though. I've not been able to find any specific ones. I've tried dairy free, wheat free and low carb. I also cut out tea and coffee but no result.

For me avoiding products with silicone (dimethecone especially) makes a massive difference. Silicone is in flipping everything so I have to hunt around for products. But the literally make my face like this angry and it actually hurts. The redness also worsens over time if I accidentally use something with silicones in.

Perhaps also have a look at skin care stuff. Even shampoo and conditioner.

Staying well hydrated. If I'm dehydrated my face is redder.

Can't think of anything else right now. Do go back to GP and have a try with Rosex or Finacea. They do work and can pretty much clear it up for some people.

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