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Hi... i'm a rosacea newbie and i recently tried the Rosacea Control Serum and had an adverse reaction.

The 1st day i used the serum (testing it on just one side of my face) it was very soothing and actually did make it look better. I developed several tiny pimples near the end of the day but nothing major. So i cleansed my face and applied it once more that night. The next day however my rosy cheek had swollen dramatically and was dark scarlet. No more serum for me obviously. Over the course of the next few days the inflamed area completely bumped up, crusted/scabbed over and even started creeping up toward my eyelid... i'm just glad i tested it on one side of my face!

Anyway, after a trip to the dermatologist (this is the first time i've seen a specialist, thanks for the advice Hannah)... he prescibed Metrogel (the same thing the GP wanted me to try) and Doxycycline (basically generic Oracea). When i told him that i've seen feedback from many rosacea sufferers about the ineffectiveness of metronidazole, he said yes, it really isn't that effective by itself but used in combination with the doxycycline it should yield positive results.

So for now, at least for the next 4-6 weeks, i will just stick to the prescribed regimen (as long as i don't get any negative side effects). The dermatologist did say that it would be okay to try the Sea Kelp bioferment by itself and he also had no objections to me using 4-ethoxybenzaldehyde or azelaic acid to help control the redness.

I'll post later on my progress under this new method...

-david

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I would say that the chances of you having a negative reaction to EGF are ZERO. You have EGF in your body.

Please note that most skin care products contains many ingredients. An "adverse reaction" to a product may be related to allergy to one or more ingredients, or irritation.

The danger of this kind of posting is that a reader in search of something to help with rosacea will find your posting and decide that 'EGF may give me a bad reaction". EGF is too valuable as an active (healing, skin renewal) that you can't just 'dispose" of it this way.




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I don't have Rosacea but went through a rough bout of dermatitis. As a result I tried the Rosacea Serum and loved it. It was gentle and healing, as Hannah suggests; however, as we all know, not ALL products are for everyone. Who knows why someone reacts to something (except, perhaps their own doctor -- but half the time, they can't target the exact reason either) while someone else, with the same condition, does not.
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That's true... i hope no one gets discouraged by reading my experience. I'm definitely not discouraged by it... on the contrary i think the negative AND positive accounts in the forum should be leveraged against an understanding that different people will have different results.
I just wanted to document what i'm going thru... i apologize if i gave the impression that any particular ingredient definitely caused my reaction. I'll try to not to 'wonder OUT LOUD' in the forum in the future...
 
My main intent was to emphasize 'testing' an active on one small area of the affected skin. So don't be afraid of the small order sizes... they really do go a long way and you don't need a lot to gauge how your skin will react.

As for me, my skin is recuperating nicely so far... after less than a week under the prescribed meds, the papules are almost gone and hardly any rough skin remains. It is still dry and flaking but a little bit of lavender oil has helped out alot... Still haven't found a good soap that my face likes yet... so for now i've just been rinsing with water.

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Soap is not as "innocent" as you may think, especially for skin that is already compromised.

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