Posted by DJ
on November 18, 2000 at 12:00:51:
Hello, I have had rosacea for 3 years....yes I had the terrible acne/breakouts all over my face...nothing worked for me I used all the antibiotics and they only helped a little...I used all the lotions (metrogel, metrocreme and noritate) they did nothing for me some even made it worse. I found a group that is just wonderful at egroups.com search for rosacea support there is so much help there and information. Two doctors also are on the group....one has rosacea and is publishing a book on how he has cleared up his rosacea (Dr. Nase) also I did 8 full face Photoderm Treatments to get rid of the redness...it really works...I am 80% improved...I still have trouble with the breakouts...so I was put on Spiro and that is helping but for some reason now it is making me loose too much hair...so I am off for 2 weeks. Please don't use any harsh chemical peels or sauna's/steaming or icing...extremes are rosacea's worst triggers. Please go to the rosacea support group...there are many good folks their that truly can help you.
I have been on the group for nearly 3 years...check out the archives...everything from cleansers to good doc's are there and great encourgagment...Dr. Nase's before and after pics will lift your spirits. I know this disease sorta comes in like a tornado and it is hard to get a handle on it...but if you get more info you will be able to make better choices on how to control and beat it!