1st July 2012 09:53 PM
I am in year 3 with my Rosacea. Believe it or not but I think I got it from my husband. He went untreated for about 15 years. So I went to the doctor first and did metrogel / antibiotics. I kept getting worse (more red areas) so I tried Prosacea and got a small improvement. I started cleaning my face with anti-bacterial wipes: Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic and improved. I started suffering from sandy/itchy eyes and blurry vision. I started eye drops every morning. I found this Board and dropped the Prosacea and wipes went to 50% tea tree oil and feel like I have it under better control. I treated my eyes daily for a month and saw great improvement in my skin and eyes. Also use tea tree shampoo. Now I treat my eyes every 2-4 days.
My husband and I have seen the mites in our lashes in the morning. Our doc and derm give the same song: inflammation. No connection is made to bacteria or mites. Itís frustrating. My husband is on metrogel/antibiotics and recently added the wipes. I am not sure where I would be without this Board. So thank you!