Rosacea can cause easy flushing and a persistently red face. In some cases, people develop little red bumps on the skin that resemble acne, although they aren’t actually pimples. Eventually, the nose may become lumpy and misshapen. W. C. Fields had rosacea, which accounted for his appearance. There are treatments for rosacea, from prescription drugs like metronidazole (Metrogel) or ivermectin (Soolantra) to home remedies like milk of magnesia or dandruff shampoo such as Selsun Blue.
How Do You Use Dandruff Shampoo to Treat Rosacea?
Q. After I had made numerous fruitless trips to a dermatologist, my husband read about using Selsun Blue for rosacea. What a difference it made after just a couple of days! I haven’t been back to the dermatologist since.
I like a scrub, so I add a little baking soda and wash my face with the Selsun Blue. My face is so much better now that I barely need makeup.
A. Rosacea causes redness and flushing on the face, especially the cheeks and nose. It may be due in part to the immune system overreacting to mites that live on everyone’s skin. Selenium sulfide (found in Selsun Blue) may help reduce the reaction.
Some readers have had success with elimination diets. Once they figure out which foods are making the symptoms worse, they can avoid them. Triggers vary from one person to another; one had benefit following a gluten-free diet, while another found that canola oil was the main culprit.