It Works for Me - National Rosacea Society

Avoid Allergens

Because of the rosacea and other health problems, my parents had me get a blood test to check for food allergies.  The test measured both delayed and immediate responses, and I found out I had some of both.  I am allergic to eight different foods, some of which I ate all the time and never would have thought of as allergens.  Within a few days of eliminating those foods from my diet, my face began to improve.  Within weeks it was smooth and non-red again!  I was not doing any other treatments.  It sounds unbelievable, and it would be if I didn’t have the doctor’s diagnoses, photos and my new face as evidence.  I am continuing the diet, and my face is still doing much better than before, although I do occasionally have patches of pimples, but almost never redness.

— S. Plasterer

About It Works for Me

Beyond medical therapy prescribed by your doctor, a vast array of other measures have been discovered by patients to help control their condition. It Works for Me is a venue for sharing reports from rosacea patients, as well as physicians, who have written over the years to tell us, "I tried this, and it works for me," in hopes that they might help other rosacea sufferers with their individual cases. If you have a tip to share, please email it to, and it may be included here.

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National Rosacea Society
196 James St.
Barrington, IL 60010

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The National Rosacea Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of people with rosacea by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Society provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace

consultation with a qualified physician. The Society does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Rosacea may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a physician for each individual case. For more information, visit About Us.