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Old 08-28-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Rosacea... in my eyes.

So, I'm 39 and I've had acne since I was 13. Never had the redness or bumps usually seen in rosacea, though.

In my mid-thirties I started getting really terrible "allergy attacks" that made my eyes swell shut. The opthamologist insisted it was an allergy, but the allergist insisted it wasn't. I tested negative for all food and respiratory allergies. I've seen at least 3 GPs and an ENT guy about it, too.

Last week I saw a dermotoligist about my acne and she said I had "rosacea-prone skin" and started me on Finacea. So I started reading up on rosacea and discovered that 50% of people who have it also have in their eyes, and the symptoms are exactly like my "allergy attacks."

So my question is: Anyone here have rosacea, and does it affect your eyes, and what do you do about it?
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Re: Rosacea... in my eyes.

I have quite severe rosecea on my nose, but never in my eyes. I use a sulfur wash and then an antibiotic cream twice a day. The sulfur wash cannot get in the eyes. I have also been treated with tetracycline antibiotics. It is very aggrevating. Also some foods will cause a flare up. Stay away from spicy foods or hot drikns such as coffee.

 
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Old 09-15-2006, 07:19 PM   #3
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Re: Rosacea... in my eyes.

I have Rosacea and yes, it can effect your eyes. Thank goodness, it doesn't effect mine. I really feel for you. First, find and avoid your triggers. You might want to try 2 - 4 Grapeseed extract caps and 1 VITC ester cap every day. They will help strengthen the blood cells.

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Old 01-31-2007, 04:43 PM   #4
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Re: Rosacea... in my eyes.

Crossbow,

Do a search on "ocular rosacea". Pretty scary stuff. If you allow your "regular" rosacea to go unchecked, it can spread into your eyes. I flare up regularly about every three months and am very careful when cleansing to wipe away from the eyes. I had a cyst, zit, pimple, pustule, (whatever you want to call it) on my eyelid once and it took over a month to go away. The "stuff" inside the thing got into my eye and caused a great deal of discomfort for a week or so. I saw my dermatologist (within 2 weeks, WOW!!) and he said that it can cause a lot of eye damage if not arrested quickly. Good luck...

 
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