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Old 09-26-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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My wife and I both have fairly mild cases of rosacea. * The triggers seem to be sun, spicy food, alcohol, hot weather, coffee ... many of the usual suspects, I guess.* We control it with metrogel and behavior moderation.* But living in So Cal, as a surfer, martial artist who eats lots of Mex food and likes margies to wash it down... you get the picture.* Now I definitely don't want gin blossoms and a bulbous shnozzola so I have to stay fairly serious about it.* Anyone else affected and how do you deal with it?
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Godfrey Daniels...only two words about W.C. Fields (gin and schnozzola).
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Old 09-26-2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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One of my friends has it. He dealt with it the way he got it-drinking plenty and hanging out at the race track and swimming pool.

So now he looks just like the great W.C. Doesn't bother me, and I don't think it bothers him.

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Have you tried this stuff? It has a built-in sunscreen.

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Old 09-26-2006, 01:35 PM   #5
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I have had it for years...

and have taken Metrolotion (prescribed by dermatologist) all that time.
I rub it on my cheeks (facial) and nose twice daily.* Dr sez I will have to for the rest of my life.

But no signs of it anywhere.

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Old 09-26-2006, 01:48 PM   #6
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My facial skin gets pink easily (people used to inquire about my "sunburn"), and a dermatologist years ago told me I had mild rosacea. But my current doc sez I don't--just hypersensitive skin. What I do now is wash my face with something expensive and very mild, get a facial from a medical assistant every few months (I'm leaving shortly for an apptmt, in fact), use non-allergenic sunscreen whenever I go outside in the daytime (ordinary sunscreen gives me hives even on my less-sensitive arms & legs), and occasionally use what's left of my Metrogel. My skin looks better with this $ treatment, although the facials leave me red for a few days.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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Have you tried this stuff?
I haven't but thanks, I'll look for it.* My dermatologist recommended what I think is this (the spf45): http://www.aveeno.com/detailAction.do?id=3967, but I stopped using it due to its obnoxious smell (to me at least, my wife doesn't seem to mind) and its annoying propensity to migrate into my eyes.* I use coppertone sport 50 and like its performance, especially in the water.

I kinda wouldn't mind the scaring of little kids, but when the puppies start running the other way and I start calling everyone my little chickadee, I think I'll know I've let myself go to far.
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Metrolotion...ask your dermotologist.

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I use 1% metrogel which I'm guessing is similar in composition, being a gel rather than a lotion.
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yes, metrolotion and metrogel have the same active ingredient.

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There are laser treatments for this at "medispas"

IPL - intensive pulse light facials is one treatment, reduces redness as well as sunspots/freckles.

Theres a newer one - targets all redness, spider veins, etc.

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