Rosacea, my short story how i was diagnosed and battled the decease.
For 47 days now I have developed a horrible skin condition. It occured after using my husbands razor on my face (whole face) and part way down my neck. (just to remove fuzzies). I also then used sunless tanner and walked outside in hot weather. The next morning my nose area was congested so I used some retin a on my nose and lightly on my face.
I am 51, still producing oily skin, at least when this occured. I only used the retin a for two days. Then all hell broke loose. I have had inflamed, red, itchy, burning skin off. Also have a very wierd sandy like grit that comes out of every pore. They are white, hard and truly feel like grit. I’ve seen 3 doctors for this. One put me on metrogel which seems to make no real difference. (a little maybe). I was put on a prednisone 5 day pack which did knock down the inflamation and burning but it returned shortly after. I’ve tried coconut oil, emu oil, sea buckthorn oil all with little results except they felt good.
I am getting seriously worried that no one is figuring this out. I currently have a patch test on my back administered by the 3rd doctor. They are checking for allergens. I have stopped using all make-up and washing with vanicream soap. That’s it. I will get results on the patch test friday. After asking them their opinion on demodex mites, they felt it was undocumented research.
I have placed an order for several of your products under the rosacea line/demodex line. I am praying that you guys are the solution. Any thoughts or words of encourgagement would be greatly appreciated. I used to have beautiful skin that people often commented on. It is truly awful now and I am not understanding what to do to get it back. Please comment and direct me and do you think this could be a demodex issue?