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As we all know, rosacea is more than just a red face, but indeed trying to treat the redness or erythema associated with rosacea is quit tricky. Use this forum to get the lastest and greatest information.
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any suggestions for edema of the cheeks?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:33 am

my left cheek is more swollen than the right, any ideas on treatment? i already use finacea once a day and do vbeam. thank you... (sweat)

Re: any suggestions for edema of the cheeks?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:42 pm

Hi and welcome
It seems that rosacea can affect one side ogf the face more than the other. That being said, are finacea and vbeam working for you and how long have you been using these treatments? Sometimes it will take a while before real improvemment is seen. You could use the search function on this site to see if any other members have suggestions.
all the best
Fanny

Re: any suggestions for edema of the cheeks?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:20 pm

i have been using finacea for about 2 years now and vbeam longer. It's only lately that i'm noticing my left cheek is more swollen than the right and worry that this is tissue buildup from the flushing. would antibiotics help bring the swellling down?

Re: any suggestions for edema of the cheeks?

Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:20 pm

Hi
I think a visit to your derm is needed to see if antibiotics are needed, or something else.
Take care
Fanny

Re: any suggestions for edema of the cheeks?

Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:48 pm

Edema, formerly known as dropsy or hydropsy, is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the interstitium, which are locations beneath the skin or in one or more cavities of the body. It is clinically shown as swelling



Thorne Research says that the herbal supplement Butcher's Broom has been used for edema. See this page: http://www.thorne.com/altmedrev/.fulltext/6/6/608.pdf

Some say it helps redness as well because it constricts the capillaries (those little veins in the face).

Re: any suggestions for edema of the cheeks?

Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:14 pm

Here it is said that "overactive facial blood vessels may cause rosacea":
http://www.ry.com.au/ontrend/redness-on-my-face/
I would like to know more about that if anyone can help me?
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