Rosacea and Ocular Rosacea Eye Issues

Some Tips to Help with Ocular Rosacea

Rosacea can be the bane of your life. You can control but not cure this condition. Ocular Rosacea is not spoken about often but can be very uncomfortable. Irritated, itchy, red eyes can be an early symptom or clue that Rosacea on the face will develop in later years. Much has been learned about Rosacea in recent years and treatments have greatly improved.

Inward Growing Eyelashes

A recent visit to the optometrist was a huge surprise for me. An irritation in one eye turned out to be 2 eyelashes growing toward the eye and this was causing the constant irritation. The optometrist asked if I had Rosacea, the answer of course was a big yes. Seems this eyelash problem is yet another quirk caused by the condition. Who would have guessed the weird connection. Now around every 6 weeks it is either a visit to the optometrist to have the rogue eyelashes removed or a super magnifying mirror and a good set of tweezers to remove them myself which saves a lot of time. The optometrist is the safer option. This inward growing eyelash is part of Ocular Rosacea. Many years before my Rosacea manifested with flushing of the face and the eruption of broken capillaries my eyes were always itchy, red and sore. I took this to be an allergy connected with sinus so was constantly using anti-allergy eye drops. This was the worst thing I could have done as the irritation was worse. The answer was to use a soothing eye drop that lubricated the eye. Systane worked well for me and is cheap and readily available. This will be a personal choice though and many brands are available. Over the next several years I took Cod Liver Oil capsules fortified with vitamins A and D. The irritated, itchy eye problem resolved itself and has not re-occurred.

Styes and Ocular Rosacea

Another issue that may arise is styes on the rim of the eye. This can be caused by blockages in the follicle or mites in the lashes. I used to have a recurring stye that never came to a head. An optical clinician recommended applying a tiny amount of medical manuka honey to the stye each day and in no time it healed and did not recur. The honey needs to be a high UMF to be effective. Your local health food shop can advise in this area.

Soolantra for Rosacea Blemishes and Pustules

A topical cream I've found excellent for blemishes or pustules caused by Rosacea is Soolantra a prescription cream which kills Demodex mites, the base cause of these blemishes. It's not a nice thought to have mites living on your skin but it's a fact of life. We all have demodex mites living on our skin but Rosacea sufferers have a higher population. Soolantra is an anti-parasitic cream which kills the mites. 

MSM for Rosacea

Rosacea involves inflammation of the skin. MSM works as an anti-inflammatory orally and topically (in a cream or gel). Therefore a daily oral dose of MSM will help control Rosacea as well as many other pain issues, all of which control inflammation. Buy your MSM here


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MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is an organic sulphur compound found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome to mild arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. 

Why do we need to supplement with MSM?

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM.

For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. 

Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

How can MSM benefit your skin, hair and nails?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production
  • Boosting the natural production of Glutathione, one of the body's key anti-oxidants ... as an anti-oxidant, MSM will boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (compounds that cause inflammation)
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products to help keep skin clear
  • Helping to maintaining the body's pH balance

How can MSM help with joint health and support? 

MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural alternative to help reduce pain from mild arthritis and osteoarthritis related symptoms.

How does MISMO MSM help with exercise recovery?

Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it our bodies can not function properly.  MSM is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers the sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structures and can help reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and can offset muscle soreness and joint pain caused by inflammation.

Where is MSM found and how is it manufactured?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is chemically identical to that found in nature.

Click here for a detailed explanation of how MSM is manufactured.

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM.

    How much MISMO MSM should I be taking?

    An average dose is between 2 to 6 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approx. 4 grams) daily. If more relief is needed, increase the dose slowly. Can be taken in water or juice after breakfast, although there are no rules as to when you should take MSM.

    A word of caution ... some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

    WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval. Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.  MSM can also interfere with the accuracy of the blood test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

    Is MISMO MSM listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)?

    Yes, click here to view the TGA listing for MISMO MSM


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