Patient Comments: Rosacea - Share Your Experience


How did the first signs of rosacea appear? Please share your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: silver kat, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 17

I have just been afflicted with rosacea, about two weeks. The doctor gave me a strong cortisone cream 2 percent, a night time cream, and a facial shampoo product. So far, it has waxed and waned. Currently it is very mild. I have no idea what triggered it, I am 83, so it appears to have no age limit. I will be trying other products when these prescriptions run out.

Comment from: Meo, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 04

Reddening on face between nose and cheekbones were the first signs of rosacea. Looked like I had applied my blush badly.

Comment from: Javad Hatami, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

I am 53 year old. My face got redness and irritation from rosacea since my mid fourth decade. I consulted many doctors for treatment. I discovered about 7 years ago that there was relationship between the irritation and eating dates. I tried it many times and I have got sure that my face gets irritation after eating dates. Also within the last 3 years I tried medication for treating Helicobacter pylori and it works effectively.

Comment from: Pinky, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I've had rosacea badly for five weeks. I'm a classic fair, sensitive, pale Scot. I'm sure mine is stress related, aggravated by a chronically compromised immune system. It was the gritty eyes that caught my attention. I have had sore, gritty eyes a week longer than the sore, bumpy rash. It is awful. My skin used to be lovely, I took such care of it, and now it’s a mess; and I'm allergic to most antibiotics so I can only use AB cream. I suspect I've had rosacea all my life, but have kept it at bay by strict skin care regime. Now, with added stress and lowered immune system it's come out to play. Parts of my face feel bruised! So, nasty bumpy skin and gritty sore dry eyes; I wonder if there is anything else to look forward to!

Comment from: not happy with it, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I decided to get a dermabrasion at my salon as I felt I needed a deep cleansing on my face. Then I did a topical Botox there (3 treatments). I noticed red lines and started with breakouts. I stopped all salon visits for 1 year. Now I am seeing a dermatologist who says it is rosacea. Also he says I have psoriasis of the scalp. I am going for patch test next week but starting to think the two are related, after reading your articles.

Comment from: WyoMama, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I do not remember a time in my life when I didn't have rosy cheeks. Rosy cheeks are lovely when you are young. You don't have to wear rouge when a young woman. But red face is not attractive on an old person. Especially when it is blotchy and the rosacea is unable to be covered by foundation.

Comment from: DragonLadee, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 27

My 14 year old son has had rosacea for well on 3 years now on both sides of his face. His doctor will not treat him for it. He only says to use cream for dry skin and this infuriates me. A young teen with this problem is shy, embarrassed and does not have friends because of this condition. Other doctors say to see the family doctor who is not doing anything to treat the problem. I know that the treatment is a topical cream that has antibiotics but how to get this when the doctor will not prescribe it! I want my son to stop seeing himself as being 'diseased'.

Comment from: wot46, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

In my case, I thought I had a terrible case of acne, beginning sometime in my 20s or 30s. After suffering from this affliction of rosacea for many, many years, I finally think I have found the culprit in my case: monosodium glutamate (MSG). I do my best to avoid this food additive, but it can be found in almost all processed foods and under many names. It causes not only rosacea, but many other problems for consumers. It should be banned!

Comment from: dfcool, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I have been officially diagnosed with rosacea for about 5 years.

Comment from: 45-54 (Patient) Published: September 06

I suffered from rosacea for most of my adult life. I can deal with the red face and purple nose but, I just found out for sure my rosacea is effecting my eyes. I don't know what to do. I can't afford the meds


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Comment from: teresa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I first found out that I had rosacea when I saw an advertisement that confirmed my symptoms. Ten years ago I went to the Ophthamologist with grittiness, itching and dryness of my eyes. He confirmed the diagnosis. The worst part of this is that our so called insurance -Aetna- thru Home Depot refuses to cover so many treatments and medications.

Comment from: Carol, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I found that indoor heating, particularly the reverse cycle air conditioner, made my poor face really red and all these little red veins came up temporarily. Also I started to get little pimples, which left marks. I did not have a very helpful GP, so I saw a dermatologist.


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