Rosacea News November 2013

Topical Kanuka Honey as a Rosacea Treatment

1. Topical Kanuka Honey as a Rosacea Treatment

 

A research letter published recently in Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies has detailed some very early investigations into whether topical kanuka honey might be suitable as a treatment for rosacea. The trial of topical kaunka honey was conducted on 10 patients who attend a doctor’s surgery in  Tauranga, New Zealand. Patients applied medical-grade kanuka honey […]

 

Anatabloc Cream helps moderate rosacea

2. Anatabloc Cream helps moderate rosacea

 

We first heard about Anatabloc Cream (Antabine) a year ago when Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals listed a clinical trial to assess the safety and effects of Anatabine in the appearance of rosacea symptoms. Now the clinical trial results have been written up in an article in Case Reports in Dermatology. The results are modest, but encouraging […]

 

DRM02 (topical kinase inhibitor) for lesions of Rosacea

3. DRM02 (topical kinase inhibitor) for lesions of Rosacea

 

A new topical, being called DRM02 has been listed at ClinicalTrials as being investigated as safe and effective for the lesions of rosacea. ClinicalTrials is one way that rosacea sufferers find out about new potential treatments that are undergoing early clinical trials. What is DRM02? I know that each time I see a new trial […]

 

Syndets and Lipid Free Cleansers, What Are They? Do They Work?

4. Syndets and Lipid Free Cleansers, What Are They? Do They Work?

 

You may have come across the term Syndet or `Lipid Free Cleanser’ when researching mild cleansers. What are they, and am I missing something by not having them in my daily regime? What is a Syndet? Well the term means `Synthetic Detergent’ and is an attempt to create a cleanser that is suitable for the […]

 

Demodex Bacteria and Low Sebum in PPR Sufferers

5. Demodex Bacteria and Low Sebum in PPR Sufferers

 

One more baby step in the quest to describe what role demodex mites might or might not play in how rosacea progresses as disease. This latest paper tells us that in those rosacea sufferers who have a reaction to 2 proteins isolated from demodex related bacteria, you will also likely find low levels of sebum. […]

 

Topical Nurofen Gel (Ibuprofen) for facial flushing

6. Topical Nurofen Gel (Ibuprofen) for facial flushing

 

Some interesting recently published research suggests that a topical ibuprofen gel, such as found in Nurofen Gel, is capable of limiting a facial flush. Research undertaken by Professor Peter Drummond has recorded preliminary results that show that applying ibuprofen gel stopped the increase in blood flow to the face that results from exercise or embarrassment. […]

 

Report adverse reactions to Mirvaso to the FDA and Galderma

7. Report adverse reactions to Mirvaso to the FDA and Galderma

 

The reaction online by new users of Mirvaso, you would have to say, has not been good. The reports of rebound flushing, that is; worse flushing after using Mirvaso compared to before, far outweigh happy users. From those users who have posted online at the various Mirvaso threads, the trend for adverse reactions appears to be […]

 

Why are drugs so much cheaper from Pharmacies in Canada?

8. Why are drugs so much cheaper from Pharmacies in Canada?

 

The topic of ordering cheap prescriptions from Canada comes up every now and then on rosacea bulletin boards. The price difference over the border is enough to make anyone paying full price scream. So what is the reason for this price difference, and is it worth trying to source prescriptions from a country that you […]

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