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Suffered from this for years. GP never took me seriously. I finally saw a dermatologist privately. He prescribed me Rosex cream. It has quite literally changed my life. I suffered for years and didnt need to.
Very interesting bout low Vit K diet and your rosacea! I've read research about low levels of Vit K and rosacea symptoms before.
I would start with GP. Ask for rosex gel or cream, finacea gel or cream. Oral antibiotics (low dose long term ie 12 weeks).
At Boots you can get a cream called Dermalex for rosacea. For me it works better than any of the prescription stuff. My rosacea was very sore and red. Not many spots and quite dry. This stuff sorted it. The redness went down about 90%. Before my face was literally like this .
I also avoid silicones in makeup and products because they make it worse. It's as if my skin flares with it.
Very interested to hear about the low Vit k link though.
I've been on a low vitamin K diet for an unrelated reason however Google says that vit K can cause rosacea and is in many skin products. I've heard of vitamins A and E in moisturisers and eye creams but not K.
I have been taking low dosage antibiotics for acne (mirena related). My skin is better in the three days since I've stopped taking them.
The spots are in my eyebrows and across my cheeks. They are red bumps and feel like nettle stings. This has become much worse after I started taking warfarin. face is awful.
OP I also have rosacea. Horrible isn't it I managed to get mine under control using metronidazole gel from the gp, but what my skin really loves are natural oils. I cleanse using the OCM -and this alone can calm my skin, which at the end of the day I can feel starten to prickle and tighten. If not calmed, red pimples emerge. Coconut oil, olive oil and argan oil are favourites. They soothe, smooth and moisturise beautifully. I wake up with glowing skin and less redness. They also help with rashes under my boobs and in my armpits, and keep my bodily excema under control. I will never be without them.
After I realised I had rosacea, I started using the La Roche Posay stuff, and it really helped, but I've started using dermalex with Cetaphil cleanser, and I'm super pleased. I hadn't realised how swollen the end of my nose was getting until it started going down tbh