Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Rosacea from perfumes and cosmetics

This paper describes the case of a hairdresser that had bad allergic reactions to frangrances and chemicals encountered each day in her work environment. She presented to her doctor with rosacea like papules and pustules. Her treatment with Metrogrel, Soolantra and antibiotics was not successful. The symptoms were only resolved when exposure to the chemicals […]

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Promiseb Topical Cream for Seborrheic Dermatitis

I was alerted to the launch of a product called Promiseb by a comment left on the Sebclair for Seborrheic Dermatitis post. Since then the news web sites are also covering the press release. Promiseb (probably pronounced Promi-seb) is launching in the U.S. via Promius Pharma, after being licensed from Sinclair Pharma in 2007. Promiseb […]

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This paper raises an interesting topic. The researchers were able to prove that 3 rosacea sufferers were allergic to alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) and Vitamin K. By eliminating the components of the creams they were using, they were able to isolate the individual components that were causing the allergy. Rosacea sufferers can become attuned to the […]

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Interesting threads on the Rosacea Support Forum started by Artist. Apparently it is well known but it was a surprise to me that seborrheic dermatitis is not caused by Pityrosporum ovale, but in fact Malassezia Globosa. The second bit of information that was surprising to me was not only that ketoconazole is effective against M. […]

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Effect of dietary supplementation with sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) seed and pulp oils on the fatty acid composition of skin glycerophospholipids of patients with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2000 Jun;11(6):338-40. Baoru Yang, Kirsti O. Kalimo, Raija L. Tahvonen, Leena M. Mattila, Jouko K. Katajisto and Heikki P. Kallio. Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) seed […]

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