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

Rosacea Sufferers have 10x Food Allergies

File this one away with the unusual and `maybe not the whole story’ research results. Recently publicised research shows that rosacea sufferers are 10 times more likely to have food allergies compared to non rosacea sufferers. Additionally the research found a 7.5 times likelihood of having urogenital disorders. Rosacea’s comorbidities are more than skin deep […]

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Cathelicidin LL-37 link between UVB exposure and inflammation

More finger pointing towards the peptide LL-37 and its role in the inflammation associated with rosacea. This abstract tells us that the inflammation and extra blood vessels associated with exposure to the sun (specifically the UVB band of radiation) are enhanced in the presence of cathelicidin LL-37. This result may help explain why sun exposure […]

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Soolantra Cream works really well, but Nobody Knows Why!

The clinical trial data for Galderma’s upcoming 1% Ivermectin Cream product (known during development as CD5024) is looking quite good. The data is showing that Ivermectin Cream is able to effectively reduce the papules and pustules of rosacea. There may even be some hints that it has a lower adverse reaction rate compared to its […]

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A Papule is a Gravestone for a Dead Demodex!

One of the foremost rosacea researchers, Dr. Frank Powell drops a wonderful bombshell in a recent DermatologyTimes piece. Research suggests rosacea subtypes may be different conditions … here could be breach of the follicular wall. Initially, the mites are tolerated, possibly by innate or induced immune tolerance (Forton FM. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012;26(1):19-28),” […]

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Rosacea Subtypes, How are they related?

So we all know the official rosacea subtypes right  ? Erythematotelangiectatic, Papulopustular, Phymatous and Ocular rosacea (Lets ignore neurogenic rosacea for now). Well, are these 4 sub types related, and in what way? Will rosacea progress in severity and can your rosacea proceed between subtypes? If we are in a question asking mood, then why […]

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