What Causes Rosacea?

Just what does cause rosacea ? You will find a myriad of suggestions out there. Visit this archive for the latest research information about both what is thought to cause rosacea and also what is thought to make your symptoms worsen.

Recent Rosacea Blog Posts

Genetics accounts for half of why we get rosacea

From Genetic vs Environmental Factors That Correlate With Rosacea (JAMA Dermatol) We found that approximately half of the contribution to the NRS score could be accounted for by genetics and the other half by environment. We identified correlations between rosacea and UV radiation exposure, alcohol, smoking, skin cancer history, cardiac comorbidity, and age. These findings may help […]

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How microbes may cause Rosacea

There are several microbial agents that appear to have their fingers in the rosacea pie; Demodex folliculorum, Bacillus oleronius, Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Chlamydophila pneumoniae. A 2014 paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology attempts to put the potential microbiomes into perspective. This Galderma funded paper seeks to “propose an alternative […]

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3% Topical Tranexamic Acid Helps Rosacea (Lysine)

This article details some modest benefits to rosacea symptoms experienced by users of 3% topical tranexamic acid. Trialists of the active topical experienced an improvement in stratum corneum function and in “clinical signs and symptoms of rosacea”. The authors further detail a suggested pathway of how tranexaminc acid benfits rosacea. See the full text link […]

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Genetic link to Rosacea Cause Gets Closer

In the quest to describe and therefore being able to control rosacea, the list of possible causes has been long and diverse. Think yourself of all of the possible causes that you yourself have encountered, for eg; demodex mites, excessive sun, alcohol, helicobacter pylori, SIBO, cathelicidin. Only recently have researchers been able to make progress […]

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Another Demodex Bacteria Isolated: Bartonella quintana

In a short paper, researchers have detailed the investigation into demodex mite bacteria that was able to isolate another pathogenic bacteria. This time the bacteria is known as Bartonella quintana. B. quintana can now join B. oleronius bacteria directly linked to demodex mites. Here is what you need to know.

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