While medical therapy and lifestyle changes to avoid triggers are the cornerstones of any rosacea treatment plan, many rosacea patients have adopted various measures they believe may help their individual cases. Although what may work for one patient may not work for another, the following are some tips sent to the National Rosacea Society from our readers to share with others.
- "During the pollen seasons, I sometimes use antihistamine eyedrops to control itchiness."
- "Less than a year ago, I was a serious rosacea patient. Because of this and other health problems, I had a blood test to check for food allergies. I found out I am allergic to eight different foods, and within a few days of eliminating these foods, my face began to improve."
- "I've used mineral makeup for years. You mix a drop of water with the eyeliner minerals. It's as safe as can be."
- "During menopause, in my early 50s, rosacea took over my face. My doctor suggested estrogen therapy. After two years, my skin is nearly flawless now, although the rosacea does return occasionally in mild form."
- "I find that using mild shampoo to wash my eyelids and lashes helps to heal the inflammation (of ocular rosacea) much faster."
- "One day when my face was flushed, I rubbed an ice cube all over my face, particularly my nose. Now I do this every morning and evening because it feels so good, and I have seen my rosacea getting better and better."
- "I apply cucumber slices directly to flushed skin. I use English cucumbers, peeled and sliced very thin and leave them in place until nearly dry. They have a cooling effect."
- "I always carry a battery-operated personal fan in my purse."