Swelling under eyes/alpha lipoic acid/vit K cream
- My rosecea manifests itself mostly as red face; painful burning feeling;
swelling under the eyes, especially left side gets very puffy; virtually
I use Noritate and sunscreen daily and generally try not to obsess on
the pain and puffiness -- and so I tend to do little more than the above
to alleviate symptoms.
However, I was struck by a posting recently referring us to Dr. Nase's
note on Vitamin K cream (he suggested Avon which I couldn't find). I
bought today Jason "Vitamin K Creme plus" at vitamin type store. In
addition to Vitamin K, it contains a slew of ingredients like (well,
it's hard to list all of them) and decided to try on one side of my face
(the worst side). I also noticed a book in Barnes and Noble that
recommended Alpha Lipoic Acid for same rosecea symptoms but daren't use
it yet since I'm trying the Vitamin K.
Question: Has anybody used either of the above and, if so, how much
dosage and did you get any results -- positive or negative.
Many thanks for any information.
> Some of you mentioned that this is caused by vit. B deficiency. Here
> is all the scoop I could gather:
> Angular redness, lesions, or scars at the corners of the mouth is
> called stomatitis. Swelling and redness of lips and mouth is
> cheilosis. Both of these are caused by a deficiency in riboflavin,
> niacin, pyridoxine, and iron.
> Deficience of riboflavin can also cause seb derm.
> Riboflavin (vit B2) is found in milk, cheese, eggs, organ meats,
> green leafy vegetables.
> Niacin is found in meat, poultry, peanuts, organ meats, fish,
> brewer's yeast.
> Iron is found in liver, lean meat, poultry, oysters, dried beans,
> fortified cereals, dark molasses.
> (the food sources mentioned above are the MAJOR food sources.)
> As Suzi L. mentioned, a person may be consuming adequate amounts of
> these nutrients, but for some reason they are not being absorbed.
> That is something to consider. (Will you elaborate, Suzi?)
> Hope this helps someone. Peggy
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