Acne Rosacea

Condition Description

A red rash on the face with dilated small blood vessels. This may be accompanied by inflammatory papules (small bumps)

Common Symptoms

  • Rosy cheeks with flushing of the skin that affects one’s cheeks, chin, nose, or central forehead
  • Dilated and broken capillaries in the affected area
  • Small to large acne-type bumps
  • Rough skin
  • Rash on other parts of the body—usually the upper trunk

Underlying Causes

  • Climatic exposures
  • Chemicals and/or foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Use of nasal steroids, topical steroids or other medicines

Traditional Approach

  • Topical antibacterials like MetroGel, Erythromycin topical, or Clindamycin topical
  • Oral antibiotics like Doxycycline, Tertacyclin, Flagyl or Ampicillin
  • Benzoyl Peroxide topical
  • Accutane
  • Aldactone

EHAC Approach

  • Test and treat any hidden food allergies
  • Minimize any alcohol intake
  • Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplementation
  • Look for and treat Hypochlorhydria ( low stomach acid
  • Look for Vitamin A and Zinc deficiency and, if found, treat
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