About The Rosacea Support Group

Written by on July 2, 2007 with 48 Comments

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group on the internet in 1998. It started as an email group hosted at makelist.com. The email service became egroups.com and later it was acquired by Yahoo! The email group was hosted at Yahoo!Groups, but this service is now also no longer around.

The email group has grown slowly and steadily over the years to more than 7000 members.

Previously some rosacea pages were hosted at rosacea.ii.net, but this is now all hosted here at rosacea-support.org.

In July 2005, Rosacea News was born. This was an attempt to collect all the interesting bits and pieces of news related to rosacea, as they happened. As the number of news items approaches 300, it was time to consolidate all of the existing Rosacea Support Group pages and Rosacea News pages together.

So what you see now is the third generation of the web pages for the Rosacea Support Group. Most pages on this site will now allow you to leave a comment at the bottom. Please feel free to comment on articles and pages that interest you.

In 2003 David Pascoe appeared in the health section of the West Australian Newspaper. Here is a scan of the 2 pages, if you’d like to have a read.



In April 2008 David was mentioned in 2 articles in the New York Times. The first was an article mentioned a book on rosacea that was written by a computer: He Wrote 200,000 Books (but Computers Did Some of the Work). The second article was titled In a Perfect World, Rosacea Remains a Problem.

Reliable information about rosacea can be hard to find on the internet. If you agree that this site is useful and would like to link to me, please link to https://rosacea-support.org and call the link Rosacea Support Group in the anchor text. Thanks for your help.

What do you and don’t you like about Rosacea News and the Rosacea Support Group ? Is there something you’d like to see ? Please email me with your thoughts.

Please note that this site does not solicit or accept guest posts or take part in link sharing partnerships. I will ignore all such email requests.

David Pascoe.

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About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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48 Reader Comments

  1. Dian Rose Duering says:

    I just read Susanne’s story and I too developed Rosacea after 50 . Up to then I had never had a skin problem. It seemed to start after I had consumed some very very hot Vietnamese food. I remember my face really flushing and my nose tingling which lasted for some minutes.
    Since then I have a problem with the pimples around my nose every time I consume chilli or hot spices. and whether or not it is coincidence I can not tolerate the sun.
    It is almost like I am no longer the same person.
    Some alcohols can set the flushing off but that is not conclusive and vinegar also
    I tried to separate different foods and just as I think I have it worked out something else affects me.
    I am glad I am a woman because we girls can wear makeup with no questions but everybody has to go ‘naked’ every so often.


  2. Hana Leist says:

    I’ve struggled since my 20s. Always self-conscious, never comfortable if caught out without make-up. And skin felt tight, no matter what products I used. I have, however, been so much better since following Dr Sam Bunting’s guidance on skincare and treatment. Has anyone else had success with her tips? She had just done a video on her favourite ‘support’ products.

  3. Maria DeNino says:

    I’ve had Rosacea since I was sixteen. At that time my mother and I didn’t understand what was going on with my face. My face was red like a tomato, my face was flared up, I had this little white pimples that look like little pus in the middle and face felt hot and scaly. I remember visiting different dermatologists and they couldn’t tell me what it was. I have tried all kinds of medications throughout the years. Finally, in 2008 I went to see a dermatologist and she finally diagnose me with Rosacea. I use metro gel .75%, Obagi Rosaclear system hydrating complexion corrector that I use everyday and I use the Obagi Rosaclear skin balance sun protection broad protection SPF 30 sunscreen lotion. I also use Obagi gentle cleanse and I also use the Obagi gentle rejuvenation advance night cream. My skin now is very clear and smooth. My rosacea is mild now as long as I use the right products.

  4. Bridget Cunningham says:

    I was diagnosed with Rosacea years ago. The dermatologist prescribed prescription antibiotic gel. I did not want to use antibiotics on my face for the rest of my life. So, I researched alternative treatments. I had the good fortune of finding out about Sea Buckthorn Berry and Sea Buckthorn Seed Oils. Both have significant anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. I have used Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil on my face since then. I have absolutely no signs of Rosacea, no redness, no irritation. I have lovely skin. I was able to find a source of bulk Sea Buckthorn oils that has excellent quality organic oils at an affordable price. I have purchased my oil from Blue Sage Naturals for years. Reliable, and Blue Sage Naturals Sea Buckthorn oil has saved my skin. Nothing short of a miracle.

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