April 12, 2012

Rosacea Cause Identified!

Posted in ROSACEA tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:01 pm by PCOSLady

Cause of Rosacea Identified!
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http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/autoimmune-illness-news
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http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/researchers-identify-cause-rosacea.html
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Researchers Identify Cause of Rosacea
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August 7 (HealthDay News) — A combination of two abnormal factors cause the common inflammatory skin condition rosacea, a new U.S. study says.
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Rosacea, a chronic condition that causes facial redness, affects about 14 million Americans. Triggers — such as heat, alcohol, spicy foods and embarrassment — that can worsen the condition are well known. But this is the first study to identify the actual cause of rosacea, the researchers said.
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The researchers concluded that overproduction of two interactive inflammatory proteins leads to excessive levels of a third protein that causes rosacea symptoms.
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“Too much SCTE (stratum corneum tryptic enzymes) and too much cathelicidin leads to the abnormal peptides that cause the symptoms of this disease,” team leader Dr. Richard L. Gallo, professor of medicine and chief of the division of dermatology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in a prepared statement.
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“Antibiotics tend to alleviate the symptoms of rosacea in patients, because some of them work to inhibit these enzymes. Our findings may modify the therapeutic approach to treating rosacea, since bacteria aren’t the right target,” said Gallo.
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The study results were published in the Aug. 5 online edition of the journal Nature Medicine.
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SOURCE: University of California, San Diego Health Sciences, news release, Aug. 5, 2007

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March 27, 2012

4 Types of Rosacea (PCOS & Acne)

Posted in ROSACEA tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:25 am by PCOSLady

The 4 Types of Rosacea
in “Understanding Rosacea”
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Rosacea often begins with easy blushing and flushing of the facial skin. These symptoms may come and go at first. Eventually, redness persists around the nose, extending to the rest of the face. As rosacea progresses, additional facial symptoms such as burning, stinging, pimples, swelling, dry skin, enlarged blood vessels, and eye involvement may occur. These combinations of symptoms fall into the following four subtypes:
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~ Subtype 1: Facial Redness (Erythematotelangietatic rosacea). Flushing and/or continuous facial redness occurs. Blood vessels are visible, especially around the nose.
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~ Subtype 2: Bumps and pimples (Papulopustular rosacea). Pimples occur, and puslike lesions may be present, along with the facial redness. You may feel burning and stinging, and blood vessels on your face may be enlarged. This stage of rosacea is also known as acne rosacea.
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~ Subtype 3: Enlargement of the nose (Phymatous rosacea). Your skin begins to thicken and develops an irregular texture. This thickening is most evident on the nose and can also occur on the ears, chin, cheeks, and forehead. You may have enlarged skin pores in addition to the large blood vessels.
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~ Subtype 4: Eye irritation (Ocular rosacea). One or both eyes are affected in this subtype. They may be bloodshot, teary, itchy, dry, burning, or stinging, and you may have blurred or decreased vision. It’s common to feel as though you have a foreign body in the eye. This is a serious eye condition; you may need to see an ophthalmologist.
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Symptoms of the first three subtypes may also be present on the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. Your health care provider can evaluate the subtype of rosacea you have. He or she will prescribe the treatment based on the subtype and additional information provided during an examination.
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PCOS lady strongly suggests you look at the pictures at http://www.rosaceafacts.com/ site… You may have acne to severe rosacea…
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Medical Reviewer: [Lee Jenkins, Sara Foster, RN, MPH], [Nelson, Gail MS, APRN, BC], [Sara Foster, RN, MPH] Copyright: © 2000-2010 The StayWell Company, 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions.
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Rosacea in relation to PCOS
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http://www.hormonehelpny.com/question/hormone_060204.htm
~ Rosacea is partly testosterone-dependant so lowering and/or blocking testosterone can help. Topical metronidazole helps as well. Usually the combination works the best.
~ There is no evidence that progesterone cream helps and I do not recommend it.
~ Low testosterone does not aggravate rosacea but helps it.
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Sites
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/rosacea/the-4-types-of-rosacea
~ AOL Health on Rosacea
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Rosacea.org: The National Rosacea Society
~ Home of the National Rosacea Society. A website about the medical condition Rosacea. Features information for patients, physicians, newsletter, research grants, press …
rosacea.org
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http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-MADS00308/Rosacea?q=rosacea&qpvt=Rosacea+Facts

~ Mayo Clinic – Rosacea — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this inflammatory, adult skin disease.
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www.rosaceafacts.com
~ If you think you have rosacea, it’s important to get medical care. Why? Because not only can this vascular, inflammatory condition get worse and potentially cause permanent damage to your skin, it has the ability to psychologically and emotionally impact your life. From avoiding social events to not feeling as self-confident as you once did, rosacea can affect life choices.
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http://www.hormonehelpny.com/question/hormone_060204.htm
~ Hormone Center of New York
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http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/441986

~ Medscape…. Acne and Rosacea: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment in the Primary Care Setting
~ PCOS segment: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/441986_6
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http://www.rosaceagroup.org/
~ Rosacea Group.org is a non-commercial site
http://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea_Forum/
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rosacea
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rosacea triggers
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rosacea and adult acne
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