Rosacea News December 2011

1. UV Exposure leads to Oxidative Stress

As researchers try to further describe exactly what is going on in rosacea, more tiny bits of information arise. Here, this abstract is telling us that; Ferritin positive cells are much more prevalent in rosacea sufferers Severe rosacea sufferers have significantly more ferritin positive cells Blood peroxide levels are higher in rosacea sufferers …

2. CD5024 Cream in Phase 3 Trials (Metrocream 1% ?)

Galderma has another rosacea-targeted treatment, until now undisclosed, in the final stages of approval. Hey – how come no one told me?

Could it be possible that the rosacea heavyweight Galderma has kept a new product so secret?
What is this CD5024?
Just what exactly is this CD5024 1% Cream? Galderma …

3. “Glaucoma Gel” Good for Redness: Daily Mail

The Daily Mail continues its interest in rosacea treatments with an article about an unnamed glaucoma treatment that has been formulated as a gel treatment for the redness of rosacea. Of course we know this treatment as Sansrosa. Other names we have seen over the years include COL-118 and CD07805/47. The active ingredient in the glaucoma treatment of mentioned …

4. Ocular Rosacea Video Worth a Watch

Thanks to a tip from Dori, on the Rosacea Support Group Email Group, here is a link to a video of a lecture giving a good overview of ocular rosacea and treatments.
Ocular Rosacea: Curse of the Celts and Celeb…

5. Finacea matches the pH of Skin so Penetrates Well

We know that the pH of skin is around 5.4. The makers of Finacea, Intendis have formulated Finacea to be pH of 4.8, which means that Finacea is reasonably close to the same pH as skin. One of …

6. IPL London Spa Burn Victim Awarded Tens of Thousands in Damages

In 2008 we heard about Charlotte Cripps, a writer for the The Independent was badly burned by an IPL treatment at a London Spa. Today we …

7. Treating Intestinal Bacteria with Xifaxan May Improve Rosacea

Some more recent publicity from Internal Medicine News on the possible link between Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO) and Rosacea. In 2008 Rosacea News highlighted a paper that suggested that treating patients with rosacea and SIBO with Rifaximin would improve both their SIBO and rosacea symptoms. That posting has attracted a lot of interest, heading towards 100 comments. Two threads …

8. Finacea Foam Trials Results Look Good

Some recent trial results confirm that Intendis are moving forward with the development of Finacea Foam. The summary of a recent trial, quoted in Skin and Allergy News shows that Finacea Foam is more effective at reducing rosacea symptoms compared to the inactive vehicle. This trial doesn’t show whether Finacea Foam is more effective than Finacea Gel, but does suggest that Finacea Foam likely to …


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