Rosacea is a skin condition that causes easy flushing of the face and then lasting redness on the cheeks, chin, nose or forehead. There may be bumps that resemble pimples-although they aren’t actually pimples. Sometimes little red blood vessels are visible in the skin. Doctors don’t seem to know what causes rosacea, but there are some medications and certain home remedies that can help rosacea.
Can Milk of Magnesia Help Rosacea?
Q. My wife heard that milk of magnesia (MoM) might help rosacea and suggested I try it. I’ve had mild but persistent redness and itching on my face for about six years.
I splashed some MoM on my face and the results were immediate. The rosacea is gone. Prior to this, the best luck I’d had was with hydrocortisone cream.
A. We’ve seen no research to support using milk of magnesia (MoM) topically to treat rosacea. However, we have heard from many readers that this treatment may be helpful.
Dandruff Shampoo for Rosacea:
Other readers have reported that washing the face with dandruff shampoo can sometimes help rosacea. Presumably the shampoo discourages the yeast that may contribute to the redness. It may also help control the Demodex mites that may be partially responsible for the inflammation.