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 Posted 5/31/2013 6:35:26 PM
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A little while now, one of my toenails turned white. It still grows but it is very easy to cut through. Then I noticed some white spots on my head. Now white spots have appeared on my chin and upper neck. This has happened to me before and it went away when I rubbed some type of cream on it. I have been told to use sulphur. Can anybody give me an idea how to treat this thing?
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 Posted 6/2/2013 2:49:20 PM
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This was diagosed as rosacea?

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 Posted 6/2/2013 2:51:33 PM
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 Posted 6/2/2013 2:59:04 PM
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You might want to repost this as a new topic because it is under a thread concerning rosacea.
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 Posted 6/3/2013 4:08:22 AM
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And what if it is rosacea?
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 Posted 6/3/2013 4:12:26 AM
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If that is the diagnosis your physician provides, then the topic is under the appropriate thread.
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 Posted 3/4/2014 7:55:55 AM
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Patients with rosacea have elevated levels of cathelicidin and elevated levels of stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (SCTEs). Antibiotics have been used in the past to treat rosacea, but antibiotics may only work because they inhibit some SCTEs.[9]

Higher levels of human cathelicidin antimicrobial protein (hCAP18), which are up-regulated by vitamin D, appear to significantly reduce the risk of death from infection in dialysis patients. Patients with a high level of this protein were 3.7 times more likely to survive kidney dialysis for a year without a fatal infection.[10]




So my question is, what can we take to help this??





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 Posted 3/9/2014 2:42:21 PM
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Well finally some good news to report. After much searching I stumbled across the demodex mite angle to rosacea. It might be a separate type of rosacea altogether but it might also be the most common cause. They just don't know. Those mites live in the pores of your skin and most adults have them but rosacea sufferers have 5 to 10 times more. The mites have no anus so they store their excrement and the bacteria in it until they die. Then they release it all at once. 

So you need a 2 pronged approach. Something to kill the mites and something to deal with the bacteria. While waiting to get in to see a dermatologist I thought I'd try some things to get rid of the mites.

One thing is that the mites don't like light. They come out at night. So if I got up during the night I didn't turn the lights on and just went to the washroom and thoroughly washed my face in the dark. 30 seconds of just gently washing with plain water using both hands to cup the water. That along with the obvious change pillow case two or three times a week.

For the treatment part I mixed some tea tree oil with coconut oil in a 50/50 mixture. Tea tree oil is what kills the mites but is very hard to put on straight. Once a day I would put this on all affected areas and let it sit for 5 minutes then wash it off. 

Then after my face was dry I would put on some Metrogel 1% that my doctor had given me to kill the bacteria. He didn't know of anything to kill the mites so referred me to a dermatologist for that part.

Within one week the "zits" (pustules) were gone. It was still red but that is what happens when the mites die off. After 10 days I stopped with the tea tree oil and kept doing the Metrogel. The mites have a 18-24 day life span so I may need to do it longer than 10 days if it comes back. The good thing is that you don't need to kill all the mites, just thin out the herds to a normal level. 

Thanks to everyone for all your ideas. Cheers.
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Thanks for sharing what worked for you, Tim.

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