David Pascoe

David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998.

Demodex Mites are as old a human origins

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Demodex Mites, research with 0 Comments
Demodex Mites are as old a human origins

Lots of press coverage in the last couple of weeks about some startling discoveries borne out of mtDNA analysis of demodex mites in 80 subjects. The discovery uncovered by this research is that the genetic type of mite variety seems to be exclusively passed from parent to child in much the same way as DNA […]

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Patent reveals possible Oracea successor

Written by on January 21, 2016 in doxycycline, Oracea (40mg doxycycline), patents with 1 Comment
Patent reveals possible Oracea successor

A patent application has emerged that proposed what might be an improvement to the doxycycline based Oracea treatment for rosacea. The patent seeks to create a sub-antibiotic dose formulation of doxycycline that is less susceptible to what it calls the `food effect’. Food effect refers to food-drug interactions which lead to either a decrease or […]

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Ivermectin is a very useful drug indeed

Written by on January 20, 2016 in Ivermectin, Soolantra (Ivermectin Cream 1%) with 6 Comments
Ivermectin is a very useful drug indeed

Rosacea sufferers have become increasingly familiar with Ivermectin in recent years since the development of the rosacea treatment Soolantra. Clinical trials first came to rosacea sufferers’ notice in 2006 when trials started for CD5024 in Australia. The slow research and development process saw this active molecule formulated into a 1% cream, trialed extensively and then […]

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Mirvaso as indicator of sun damage redness

Mirvaso as indicator of sun damage redness

A novel clinical use for Mirvaso has been proposed by an article in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. Researchers are suggesting that Mirvaso can been used to differentiate between the redness associated with rosacea and the redness of sun damaged skin. If the redness improves after application of Mirvaso then sun damage can be eliminated […]

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NRS: 2015 was a banner year for Rosacea

NRS: 2015 was a banner year for Rosacea

According to a recent posting at the NRS blog, 2015 was a banner year for rosacea. This claim was based on ; demodex research came into sharper focus. genetic research sun damage research links to other diseases found Genetic Breakthrough I found the genetic research into rosacea the most encouraging research finding in 2015. Genetics […]

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