Natural treatment for ROSACEA?

  1. 8 years ago

    I am a 19 year old male, and for the last 4 years I have suffered from Rosacea. I have permanent redness on my nose and cheeks, with small broken veins visible on my nose. I have tried everything allopathic medicine can offer (even hydrocortisone, which completely cleared it up for about a day - then it came back much worse).

    My triggers include weather (hot or cold), sunlight, practically any food, esp spicy and hot. (I usually flush most after eating). Pretty much everything is bad for it, I cant put anything on it without getting very flushed. VERY frustrating.

    Is there anything natural I can do? I have tried homeopathy, accupuncture and countless other bullshit quack doctors with no results. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Doc Kelley

    Jan 2009 Administrator

    Hello Crast,

    Rosacea, like all skin conditions, should be treated from the inside as well as from the outside. Most natural health care practitioners think of liver problems first whenever there is a skin problem.

    There are two significant clues in your description. First, is the clearing after using hydrocortisone. This confirms the inflammatory aspect of rosacea. The problem, as you discovered, is you cannot just treat the symptom of inflammation externally. Your relief only lasted "about a day - then it came back much worse."

    Secondly, your flushing is "most after eating." This is a strong indication your diet and/or digestion are definitely factors. They almost always are with rosacea.

    Please consider consulting a nutritionist close to you who can help you determine all of your specific dietary triggers/allergies. There could also be environmental triggers as well. This is a slow procedure requiring lots of time and dedication. But, it's worth it.

    Once the stressors to your immune system have been eliminated, you should see less frequent and less severe episodes of your rosacea. In the meantime you may wish to look at additional information on my website about cleansing diets and identifying allergies. Go to and search the topics and articles.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  3. Dear Dr. Kelley,

    I have been wanting to find a way to treat my rosacea internally, but I really don't know where to start.

    To be completely honest I do not think that eliminating dietary triggers/allergies can really help. I have had my food sensitivities tested, and I am sensitive to dairy, wheat, yeast, certain types of beans, and so on. I spent many months avoiding these foods with no improvement. (although avoidance of obvious triggers such as sugary, spicy, hot foods – obviously does lead to less flare ups)

    Once I find the environmental/dietary triggers, what am I to do? I can't live my life avoiding everything. How can the stressors to my immune system be eliminated?

    Also - what do you thnk about IPL treatment?

    Thank you so much for your time, I appreciate it.

  4. Doc Kelley

    Jan 2009 Administrator

    Hello Crast12,

    You are totally correct in trying to treat your rosacea internally.

    Since you're already on the way to finding things you need to avoid to "lead to less flare ups," focus on those and any others you can discover. Eliminating any and all stressors to your immune system will help tremendously.

    As for the IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments, there appears to be considerable evidence they can help. I'm sure you've looked on the Internet for places close to you where you can try these treatments. If not, "Google" IPL treatments in your state.

    Another interesting bit of info is a book offered at the following website. They claim to help eliminate rosacea from the inside. Their information is supposedly very simple, safe, and unconditionally guaranteed. If it works, that's the best way. When you visit the site, they offer you an ebook for $29.95. If you attempt to leave the site before ordering, they give you a $10 discount. Might be worth a try. Let me know what you think.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  5. 7 years ago

    I suffered with Rosacea and yes food will cause flare ups, but I found changing my washcloth and pillowcase daily has prevented it from reoccuring in over 5 years now.

  6. 11 months ago

    I have rosacea, not too severely but enough to make my cheeks red and irritated. DermalMD Rosacea Serum is very soothing and smells pretty good. I use it every morning after washing my face. I do still get some red spots, but not nearly like before. I use prescription face wash and along with this cream, it keeps my rosacea pretty well in check. I like this serum and would buy again.

  7. 10 months ago

    I saw that dermalmd rosacea serum worked! I have been religiously using it both in the morning and at night, and within three days, there was a change, and within a week, a significant change in my Rosacea.Dermalmd rosacea serum is as good as it claims!

  8. 9 months ago

    I have been using DermalMD Rosacea Serum for about a month, but had a big rosacea breakout this month so I am stopping the product and once that clears up will try again. When I first started using it I thought it was helping, and the breakout could be unrelated (I was traveling and there were a lot of weather changes).

  9. 5 months ago

    I am an Asian and have had rosacea since I was 14 and am in my 20's now. It is so much more common than you realise as contested by fellow Asian health professionals. As a woman I have been able to cover this up with make up however had dermalmd rosacea treatment for few weeks and am hoping this treatment will at least further improve my skin and control the redness.

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  11. 2 months ago

    I have rosacea on my face. My prescription was working maybe 60%. I began dermalmd rosacea serum 4 weeks ago and it works probably with 90% improvement so I have discontinued the prescription. I will continue using dermalmd rosacea serum.

  12. 7 weeks ago

    If you have mild rosacea and can't stand the itching, try dermalmd rosacea serum. I never had rosacea until recently. My doc wrote a script for a gel that would cost $80 per month with no guaranty that my sensitive skin would like it. So instead of trying the gel, I bought the rosacea serum to try. It works!

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