It Works for Me - National Rosacea Society

Go Gluten Free

I've been a rosacea sufferer for years; my grandmother suffers from it as well. It wasn't until I had some food allergy tests done that I found relief. I discovered that I had a high intolerance to wheat and gluten. I eliminated it from my diet, along with some other items that were on the test results, and the redness disappeared with three days. The pain was gone! I stuck to this for a month, a glorious month free from embarrassing red blotches and pain. I had a bad few weeks at work and stopped watching what I was eating, and added wheat and gluten products back into my diet out of convenience. Almost immediately, within 10-15 minutes, of eating these things my cheeks would flare up and the pain would begin. Any product that had either gluten or wheat (even when gluten-free) would trigger another bout of rosacea. My grandmother saw my success and began eliminating gluten and wheat as well, and found that it worked for her just as well. Since that day, as long as we keep wheat and gluten out of our diets we are now completely free of rosacea symptoms.

—Jacqui C.

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.