Rosacea News June 2009

Rosacea News June 2009

1. doryx + applesauce, for those who can’t swallow tablets

If you have trouble swallowing tablets, here is an official FDA sanctioned tip. Open the tablet and sprinkle the delayed release pellets on to a spoonful of applesauce. This is a good option for anyone who finds swallowing the …

2. NYTimes says no natural remedies for rosacea

The New York Times has an article today keenly titled Natural Remedies for Rosacea?. The question is one that many rosacea sufferer seek answered – are there any effective treatments for rosacea that don’t include the use of antibiotics or prescription potions and lotions ? The answer comes from one of the premier rosacea experts – Dr. Frank C. Powell. Here is an extract …

3. Favourite Over The Counter treatments

Do you have a favourite over the counter treatment for your rosacea ? Depending on your health insurance and access to doctors and pharmacies, prescription treatments are out of the reach of many rosacea sufferers. So what can you try as a rosacea treatment that is easy to source, cheap and …

4. Vita-Oil Release Next Week. Tinted ZincO in July

Here is an announcement from RosaceaCare: “Earlier this year, we announced that four important and popular rosacea products that had been unavailable for many months would thereafter, by special arrangement with the originator, be manufactured and distributed by the Rosacea Care Company. We are pleased to tell you that the first of these, the much-loved Vita-Oil, will be released and ready to ship this …

5. Is Oracea different to 50mg doxycycline ?

I came across the following graph in a recent presentation at the recent AAD meeting and figured it was interesting enough to highlight it here. The following graph, sourced from Collagenex (who sell Oracea), shows the blood plasma concentration of doxycycline after taking Oracea compared to 50mg once a day of generic doxycycline. The horizontal axis stretches out to 24 hours post dosage. …

6. Doxium (calcium dobesilate) trialists wanted

Thanks to a comment from Sophie on the post rosacea and doxium (calcium dobesilate) we know that Dr. Cuevas who is responsible for several papers on Dobesilate, is accepting people to try it as a treatment for rosacea. Thanks for the info Sophie.

7. Green Tea helps after IPL

This just published paper is suggesting that the topical application of polyphenol antioxidants (aka green tea) post IPL treatment resulted in more hydrated skin and reduced oxidative degradation of skin lipids. The authors suggest that this will enhance the effects of the IPL therapy.

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