Archive for March, 2007

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

This recently published paper suggests that a variety of ocular symptoms might be caused by demodex infestation. Six patients all having demodex present, and suffering with recalcitrant symptoms (including 4 diagnosed with rosacea) were given tea tree oil for a weekly eyelid scrub and tea tree shampoo for a daily scrub. All patients showed a […]

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Exotic and Expensive Cosmetics, Do They Work ?

I had to cringe when I read this article – Golf for Women: First Annual Skin Care Awards. It promotes some fabulously expensive cosmetics. One would really hope that their exotic sounding ingredients actually work. Great to see that Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer is in this list, and is only $14. Dior L’Or De Vie […]

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So, Just How does Metrogel work ?

I have mentioned a few times in the past that the way that metrogel helps rosacea is unknown. This statement deserves some clarification. Actually the way that metronidazole works is well known. This is despite the official prescribing information for Metrogel 1% listing the Pharmacodynamics as “the mechanisms by which metronidazole acts are unknown”. How […]

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A really interesting thread is going on in the rosacea-support group. Dan is airing some of his thoughts on how a pathogen might lead to the chronic inflammation we see in rosacea. Even though Dan clearly states he has no medical background (and indeed it is worth remembering this point) it is clear that he […]

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Australia’s Choice magazine is an independent magazine that reviews products from the point of view of the consumer. Recently they published an articled titled `Natural first aid: Are natural first-aid remedies effective?‘ The summary of the article ; There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence from years of traditional use, but scientific evidence for the clinical effectiveness […]

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