18th September 2009 01:51 PM
Yeah not having a TV can really get you into some mischief. Who knows where it will all end up. There'll probably be tears.
Originally Posted by GJ
18th September 2009 02:06 PM
You know what, I think that, at least in my case, what is going on is that there is an imbalance of bacteria on the skin (due, in my case, to antibiotics). And therefore, there's some bacteria/other microorganism around which shouldn't be there, and the skin is desperately shedding in order to try and get rid of it (because constantly turning over new skin is a defence mechanism).
Originally Posted by EK1
Either that, or some pathogenic bacteria is producing an irritant which is making the skin over-shed. And doing this, because this makes a nice home for it - lots of dead skin it can eat or whatever.
But so either way, I reckon the cause of the flakiness may be located with micro-organisms. All the stuff about kallikrein etc just gives you some of the mechanisms.
I think its got to be something like this, because not many rosaceans have very flaky skin, even if their rosacea is bad. So its got to be something more individual, like a bacteria.
18th September 2009 02:09 PM
19th September 2009 05:05 PM
Last edited by GJ; 19th September 2009 at 05:10 PM.
19th September 2009 09:57 PM
Thanks Alex for taking time out to do this - it made it easier to understand.
I don't think he has either and he could be barking up the wrong tree. I hope I'm wrong because the NRS have directed a considerable amount of money his way so that this research can continue.
Originally Posted by TheMediumDog
There was talk about seeing if Gallo would be interested in doing a Q&A session on here about rosacea in general and his research?
My question would be "Some experts consider that rosacea is a self-limiting condition and does eventually go into remission. There is evidence of this happening and sometimes it can be spontaneous - why do you think is and how do you link this occurrence into your theories?"
21st September 2009 10:27 PM