Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors not Perfect but Improving

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Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) are a general term for a group of complex self-grooming disorders. This involves pulling, picking, biting or scraping one’s own hair, skin or nails. About 3 percent of the population, both children and adults are affected. In the past there was little research and much misunderstanding. BFRBs were thought to be …

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Mask During COVID-19 and Living with Rosacea

Last updated 05/09/2021 I hate surgical mask. They are irritating to my rosacea skin. There I said it I prefer the cloth mask during COVID-19. Back in March I received word that I had to do jury duty. To prepare I bought a package of surgical mask to wear under my cloth mask, as Dr. …

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The Rosacea Diet

I have seen quite a few blogs about a rosacea diet. Rosacea Diet: A Simple Method to Control Rosacea was written a couple years ago by Brady Barrows. He is a rosacean who has authored other books. (April is Rosacea Awareness Month). Many of these diets list foods to avoid and enjoy. Dealing with the …

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Rosacea and COVID-19

Oh, corona virus look at what you are doing to me. All this disinfecting and hand sanitizer to smell. This puts my olfactory system into overdrive. I haven’t seen a disinfectant or hand sanitizer without alcohol. Alcohol is a rosacea trigger.  April is Rosacea Awareness month. I had plans that have changed due to COVID-19 …

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