Greetings from Denmark!
I've battled dry and red skin on both sides of my nose. I was able to keep it down by applying locoid (hydrocortisone) though. It's only now I see the damage this stuff causes. I stopped doing this cold turkey a couple of months ago, and I think I'm over the worst part.
I got diagnosed with rosacea little over three weeks ago. Since then I've been on metronidazol-creme and tetracyclin-pills with fair results. There is still some redness, and for the first time I'm noticing p&p's. I also swear it seems like i spreading, but I could be imagining this.
I've understood that people on this forum have had some succes with virgin coconut oil. I'm ready to try almost everything and judging from the succes-ratio, I think this is a good start.
I bought a glass of extra virgin coconut oil and applied it for the first time yesterday evening.
When I woke up after applying it the night before, I didn't notice much change. Maybe it was actually a bit more red. I took a cold shower and applied the oil to my dry skin. This made the redness flair up. I'd say it's just as red as it was before I began on the metrocreme and pills. As I'm writing this it's settled down, but it's still more red than when I applied it, I think. No stinging or itching though.
I'm a applying it by melting a bit of the oil in my hand and putting it on my whole face.
I also plan on eating 6 small spoons of it every day, starting with two this morning.
Should I continue with the pills and metrocreme, and if so, in what order should I apply the creme and oil.
If you have any advice I would be grateful. I'm also glad to answer your questions.
I want to beat this!
Thanks a lot,