Well after 2 years of being a rosacea victim I have decided to go down the antibiotic route.
I was so against this as I believed that I could do it the natural way - changed the diet, avoided all my trigger foods, use only natural products and have had 6 IPL treatments in the last 8 months. None of which seemed to put me on an even keel - just to a level that I could be happy with.
I have used topical gels but these irritated my skin considerably which is why I was looking for something that I could do homemade - I make my own creams and potions etc.
I visited the doctor on Monday (I have flushing and papsules on both cheeks, chin and small amount on forehead) I was originally going to see if I could see a dermatologist or nutritionist to see if they could assist - but he said he wouldn't go down that route until I'd tried the tablets.
I am on 250mg of Oxytetracycline, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. I am also taking at lunchtime or after breakfast my usual vitamins, which are zinc and copper, burdock root, omega 3,6&9, milk thistle, multi vitamin and antihistamine. I have recently given up on the lysine as I didn't feel that had much of an impact on my skin. I use jojoba oil with a few drops of chamomile, tea tree and lavender in and also a night cream which is vitamin e and carrot cream with the above essential oils aswell.
Over the last couple of days I can actually see a slight improvement with my skin on the papsules front but the flushing has slightly got worse.
I am looking for those of you that have had success with both just antibiotics or combinations of general medicine and alternative.
Over to you guys