Why isn't rifaximin therapy in widespread use?

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Why isn't rifaximin therapy in widespread use?

Postby rav » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:48 pm

Hi! I just received a diagnosis of rosacea, and I immediately researched it on medical sites and Wikipedia. Wikipedia had a lengthy section detailing research indicating that a large percentage of those with rosacea--at least half--have bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine (SIBO). When this overgrowth was treated with a ten-day course of antibiotics, symptoms either disappeared completely or improved dramatically in the vast majority of patients (93%). These findings have since been replicated.

The original study was done in 2008 and can be accessed by following this link:

http://www.cghjournal.org/article/S1542 ... 9/abstract (the entire journal article can be freely downloaded by clicking where it says "Article Tools- PDF" on the upper right of the page)

The study which replicated the first was done in 2011 and can be accessed here:

http://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622% ... 4/fulltext

I'm left totally baffled by the apparent ignoring of these studies and their implications by the medical community. The ten-day course of antibiotics appears to be very safe--the antibiotic is not absorbed by the body and so is safer than the typical antibiotic therapy in terms of side effects.

I'd appreciate anyone with information on this subject sharing it on this thread. Thank you.
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Re: Why isn't rifaximin therapy in widespread use?

Postby ipfreely » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:07 am

Seems like a valid question. A lot of people are reporting that detox with linseed is helping clear things up and this may work in a similar manner. Have you tried it since posting this?
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Re: Why isn't rifaximin therapy in widespread use?

Postby ipfreely » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:04 am

Just gonna throw some related stuff here:

Shadow wrote:Came across this book, "Below the Surface: A Guide to Better Understanding Acne and Rosacea" by Dr. Madalene Heng....

She links sebaceous hyperplasia (which is what is causing my rhinophmya) to lactose intolerance.

https://nebula.wsimg.com/4b5d8f0de31c4e ... oworigin=1

The most important part of Madalene Heng's 'below the surface' appears to be on the books page 41 under heading 8. (pdf page 32) That is where she describes the process. Very interesting stuff. Seems to be related to the research posted above.

You also might find my post about budwig cheese to be of interest:

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=4235
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