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Aspirin for Flushing says Dr. Bikowski

Alluding to a link between rosacea and migraines, Dr. Joseph Bikowski says that aspirin should be the first line of defense against rosacea flushing.

A recent article in Dermatology Times highlights the potential benefits (and risks) of taking low doses of aspirin, long term for rosacea swelling and flushing.

From: Miracle-worker aspirin represses rosacea flushing

An informal study with his rosacea patients who took a daily aspirin (81mg) reported less flushing and shorter episodes of erythema.

Dr. Bikowski argues, “Aspirin therapy is safe. It’s great for the heart. It’s great for the colon. Why not the skin?” He further notes that there are few contraindications for aspirin use, it’s inexpensive and it can be taken in combination with most drugs.

The NRS also recommends aspirin: Tripwires – Foods and Beverages

Taking an antihistamine about two hours before a meal may counter the effects of histamine, while aspirin may reduce the effects of niacin-containing foods in sufferers affected by these substances.

And finally, Asprin forms part of Dr. Linda Sy’s rosacea swelling relief regimen.

At bedtime: Take 1 baby aspirin; 1 chlor-trimeton(4 mg) and 1 tab of Tums (Calcium Carbonate , an antacid to offset the gastric irritating effect of the aspirin.

In the AM: Take a B Complex vitamin that contains 50 mg. of B-6. Avoid
one w/ Niacin (Niacinamide is fine) and 1 Tagamet (200 mg). During bouts of flushing, apply a cool (not cold) compress on face. Do deep breathing 10 times slowly.

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How about you ? have you take aspirin specifically for rosacea swelling or flushing ? did it help any ?