Rosacea News November 2008

1. are you a cyberchondriac ? the dangers of the internet

Self diagnosis using search engines can lead to internet users concluding the worst about their ailments. So says some recent research from Microsoft. The researchers looked at health related web searches and also surveyed employees of Microsoft. This study is thought to be the first systematic look at the anxiety of people doing web searches related to health care. A couple of the examples …

2. IPL burns from `Top London Spa’

The Independent newspaper in the UK has an article today in their Health & Wellbeing section detailing (seemingly) a reporter who was badly burned by an IPL treatment. The photos show large uneven red welts on her chest and areas of redness on her face also. The initial treatment was carried out by …

3. RosaceaCare Cool Relief Mask Samples available

The guys at RosaceaCare have sent me some samples of their new Cool Relief Facial Mask. Their web site promotes this product as a cooling  mask that “contains many of the ingredients that have proven so successful in our other products: Willowherb Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Allantoin and …

4. cinnamon supplements may make rosacea much worse

Apparently cinnamon oil supplements are commonly used by sufferers of type 2 diabetes to reduce their blood sugar and cholesterol levels. One study from Pakistan concluded that cinnamon taken at 1, 3, or 6 gm daily significantly decreased the …

5. UK Warns about Melanotan usage

The mainstream UK press has several articles today about the risks of an using a yet to be approved injectible tan, even go so far as to name Melanotan. The Independent: Warnings over ‘injectable tan’ product People seeking a glow this winter should avoid an "injectable tan" being sold illegally, regulators warned today. The Medicines …

6. How to cure a red swollen nose

The red swollen nose of rosacea is a much hated symptom. I know that this was the symptom that I despised most and indeed drove me 10 years ago to start to look for good information about how to treat rosacea. …

7. DermatologyTimes on LED and IPL Combination Therapy

From the Nov 1, 2008 edition of DermatologyTimes; Synergistic effect: Combining LED devices with PDL or IPL optimizes rosacea treatment Combination laser and light-based treatments for rosacea have a synergistic effect and are now being studied, according to David J. Goldberg, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in practice since 1985 at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and …

8. DermatologyTimes: Sansrosa not available for several years

Dermatology times has posted some short items that may be worth reading. Most of these topics are not new to regular readers of Rosacea News, but it is good to see at least some others covering them as well. One article talks about how Galderma/Collagenex is excited about new possible drugs. It doesn’t directly name the Sansrosa product, but it does have a …

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