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Started by CaptainBlack on 28-Nov-2017 15:28:18
Rosacea

I've always had pale skin that's susceptible to problems and I was quite 'rosy cheeked' when I was younger. I just took a new passport photo and couldn't help but notice how red and blotchy my face is looking these days - but not in a healthy way. I will soon be able to join the wall of gammon on Question Time.

I think it's the early stages of Rosacea and I was wondering if there's anybody else who is of that complexion and knows how to deal with it.

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helbel - 28 Nov 2017 16:19:56 (#1 of 26)

No personal experience but I believe La Roche Posay do some good products for sufferers:

https://www.laroche-posay.co.uk/face/range/rosaliac

hellybelly - 29 Nov 2017 11:48:44 (#2 of 26)

It’s definitely worth giving the La Roche Posay stuff a go. MrHB has mild rosacea and finds it helps.

Pinkgum - 29 Nov 2017 11:50:10 (#3 of 26)

It's quite often on 3for 2 in boots. Another recommend from me.

xbod72 - 29 Nov 2017 12:20:59 (#4 of 26)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea/

Avoiding alcohol and caffeine is one of the tips.

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:29:49 (#5 of 26)

Avoiding alcohol and caffeine is one of the tips.

That's their default advice for everything. I think I was told to try giving up smoking when I broke my leg.

xbod72 - 29 Nov 2017 12:30:32 (#6 of 26)

But is not consumption of alcohol known to cause redenning of the face?

Agaliarept - 29 Nov 2017 12:31:27 (#7 of 26)

I didn't say the advice was completely useless.

FleurDuMal - 29 Nov 2017 12:33:04 (#8 of 26)

Coffee is now meant to be good for you.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 12:42:50 (#9 of 26)

Permanent roses, in the form of thread veins, can be very successfully removed from the face with electrolysis. Nowadays there's also laser treatment which is more expensive and if anything less effective.

FleurDuMal - 29 Nov 2017 12:43:53 (#10 of 26)

No, the laser stuff is good. I had a few thread veins - a reminder of teenage acne - and they blasted them with lasers very successfully.

Shadrack22 - 29 Nov 2017 12:45:02 (#11 of 26)

Go to the GP and ask for Oxytetracycline tablets.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 12:45:38 (#12 of 26)

Good luck getting antibiotics on simple request.

HouseOfLametta - 29 Nov 2017 14:30:12 (#13 of 26)

I had them as a teenage pizzaface.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 14:31:12 (#14 of 26)

I hadn't realised they were prescribed for rosacea as well. Perhaps they aren't really.

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2017 14:40:37 (#15 of 26)

"That's their default advice for everything. I think I was told to try giving up smoking when I broke my leg."

You definitely don't want to be smoking while recovering from a broken bone.

FrankieTeardrop - 29 Nov 2017 14:41:22 (#16 of 26)

You could wear a bucket on your head, but people might think your perm has gone wrong.

xbod72 - 29 Nov 2017 14:42:26 (#17 of 26)

People will think he's running for office.

Pinkgum - 29 Nov 2017 15:15:37 (#18 of 26)

Or that he is Marshmello from the hit parade

https://goo.gl/images/Sn2W32

Tomnoddy - 29 Nov 2017 15:24:56 (#19 of 26)

Tetracyclines aren't that much cop for rosacea. Metronidazole is the usual treatment I believe. Cheap as chips compared to oxytetracycline.

RosyLovelady - 29 Nov 2017 15:27:34 (#20 of 26)

Metrodinazole is the Definitely No Booze antibiotic, much favoured by dentists.

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