Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Rosacea means drier, redder and sweaty skin

This paper is full of technical terms, but contains some simply stated outcome for rosacea suffers. Researchers can see that rosacea sufferers have more water loss from the surface of their skin (i.e. their skin gets drier and potentially more irritated) , greater dilation of blood vessels and more rapid sweating than the general population. […]

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Rosacea is linked to migraines in women

A just published paper has found a statistical link between rosacea and migraines. Specifically, the research has found that female rosacea sufferers over the age of 50 had a `significantly higher prevalence and risk of incident migraine’. So what might we learn about treating both rosacea and migraines from this research? The takeaways from this […]

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Topical Nurofen Gel (Ibuprofen) for facial flushing

Some interesting recently published research suggests that a topical ibuprofen gel, such as found in Nurofen Gel, is capable of limiting a facial flush. Research undertaken by Professor Peter Drummond has recorded preliminary results that show that applying ibuprofen gel stopped the increase in blood flow to the face that results from exercise or embarrassment. […]

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Continuing his research in facial flushing and anxiety, Dr. Peter Drummond from Murdoch University has published  some new research on social anxiety and facial flushing. The trial found that Niacin, which is known to induce a facial flush, actually causes more flushing in people that worry about what others think of them. By blinding participants […]

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