Coffee question

There is a lot of interest in how what you eat can affect your rosacea. Some foods can cause a flareup in rosacea symptoms. Also the makeup of your diet in general will affect your health for sure and also your rosacea.

Re: Coffee question

Postby mtl » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:26 pm

I read all these posts and find that none is similar to my symptoms, I break on the nose with redish pustules on a periodic basis, more frequent as of late, but then they will go away and stay clear for days or weeks.
Dr. prescribed METRONIDAZOLE 0.75% which seems to be of limited help, but not sure whether it is the best I can do.
wish I could find out what, if anything, causes the flare-up!!!
Is there someone reading this with similar condition?
P.S. I drink very little coffee, and only decaf, so I don,t think the cafeine, or the temperature, are the cause.
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Re: Coffee question

Postby LoisAnne » Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Hi and Welcome,
Your symptoms are similar to mine in that it does not sound like you have flushing and burning, but only (?) the red bumps. I don't get pustules, but I get red bumps that are itchy and hard and sometimes they clear up for a few weeks and then pop back out again. Most are around my nose and mouth area. I think you might find Finacea to be more helpful with the bumps. It is a prescription that your doctor can provide, if he agrees.
I also am going to recommend the soap that I use because yours sounds like the type of condition that could benefit. Quite by accident I was given a sample of a tree tea oil (along with lots of other oils) soap made by a soap company in Gatlinburg, TN. The soap is called Teen Clean and the website is (865-325-8084. I found it really helps to keep my skin clear for longer periods of time and I don't get as many bumps as I used to get. I realize that everyone's skin is different and my face is not very sensitive, so I always caution to use it only on a small area at first to be sure it does not irritate your skin. I use it once a day to clean my face. I also use the generic metrogel (same as you are using) in the AM and Finacea in the PM. This routine has really helped my skin. And I do have a trigger....chocolate. If I am careful and have only a little bit of chocolate now and then, I do okay. But, if I eat a big piece of chocolate cake or a chocolate candy bar, I will break out within a day or two. That is the only thing I have found that I can link to my bumps.

Good luck!
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Re: Coffee question

Postby MichelleRenee » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:57 am

I have not had hot coffee since my last major month long flare of horrendous p&p's and burning and flushing that I thought was going to make me self combust! I also do think it is the heat and not caffeine. I usually have some kind of diet cola drink at lunch or dinner and maybe another in the evening and not an issue with them. I have switched to iced coffee as well, but I have half caf instead of full strength.
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Daily routine includes: eladil on chest, 1 oracea pill in the am, neostrata wash in am/pm, finacea in the am/pm
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Re: Coffee question

Postby mediomate » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:29 am

I believe it is the heat of the coffee. I would avoid it if you can. I cut my coffee drinking down to one cup per day on weekends only and it has helped reduce my flushing a lot.
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