Rosacea
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Natural Remedies for Rosacea

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by ROBERT HENRY (TEN MILE, TN) on 01/02/2009
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I have been treated for Rosacea by several Dermatologists for some dozen years and all for naught. Since my Rosacea is restricted to my nose, I concluded that it is indeed a problem with Demodex mites. It has been a long hard struggle as the critters are laying eggs constantly and you got a new crop to kill off constantly. Ted, says it is a nano-insect. I got no clue, but do think it is a critter of some kind. I am not pretty, but look pretty good 300 yards off now that my nose is not full of yuck bumps.

The formula I came up with is borax, HP, and tea tree oil and I mix this formula in a coke bottle cap and spread it on and in my nose morning and night. Since the critters live in you hair folicals , I also spread the solution in my nostrials. Don't look for a quick cure. If your Rosacea is from mites, then it is a long process. 6 months to a year.

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mahreen (Chicago, IL. USA) on 02/16/2009

Hello Henry, can you please tell me quantities to be mixed, and if this mixture is stored in the refrigerator or it would not matter and for how long? I am not sure what concentration of HP one need to use for this remedy and I am also unsure about the borax, is this the borax used for cleaning purposes?

I would appreciate your reply and also for any of the readers who could suggest me where to find the HP if is different from the one we find at drugstores. I was told that there is a bacteria "like rosacea" but I never got the medical term for it because the Dr. does not know it. I have used all sort of prescribed meds. for it including topicals as Retina. Nothing seems to work. After my renal transplant (1 yr. ago) my Immune system got so weak so this bacteria is attacking my nose hard. I feel so embarrassed to go out with my red nose with lot of bumps specially when they get white. Thanks in advance for any helpful advise. Mahreen


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Peter (Dublin, Ireland) on 02/25/2009

Robert Henry,

I have been taking borax internally for five days, as well as applying it externally with water at night. I am trying to eliminate persistant red cheeks. So far, i can notice the redness subsiding. Hopefully, it will all eventually subside. I've applied tea tree oil topically for a month in the past. I think this helped somewhat. I want to add hydrogen peroxide to the borax solution i apply to my face, but i am afraid that the H202 will cause my skin to bleach or change colour. One thing i have started to do, though, is apply raw honey to my face before showering. Raw honey is a rich source of H202. Also, the only H202 i could find in a chemist is 6%. I wonder is that okay to use.


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 06/25/2009

Borax and peroxide equal measurements + 2 drops tea tree oil. 1/8 tsp borax in ltr water for rosacea. Only using 4 days so too soon to tell re cure but definite improvement. My question is - Is there a major difference between sea salt and himalayan rock salt when using borax and salt to de-flourinate tap water?

EC: From Wikipedia:

Himalyan Salt Mineral Composition

"In 2003 the Bavarian consumer protection agency Bayerisches Landesamt für Gesundheit und Lebensmittelsicherheit analyzed 15 specimens of Himalaya salt sold in Germany and could detect a total of 10 different minerals: sodium and chloride (98%) and other minerals. This agency states that these salts are coming from Pakistan and can, like all salts, cause hypertension (high blood pressure).[1]

German public television broadcaster ZDF presented the analyzed chemical composition of Himalaya-salt who states that the specimen contained 95-96% sodium chloride that was contaminated with 3% polyhalite (gypsum) and small amounts of 10 other different minerals. [2]."


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 06/26/2009

Thanks EC. Great info. Hi to Robert Henry. It was your original instructions that I have been following. You were probobly the most clear instructions on the rosacea page and by saying that you didn't follow exact measurenments gave me confidence to attempt this process. I was really terrified that I would screw it up by getting it wrong. Could you let me know how long it took to notice a major difference (one that others might notice.). I saw quite a difference the first night but only minute differences since. I do know it is a long journey to be completly rid of mite and egg. Thank you again for your clear instructions.


Borax
Posted by Wrwk (Kansas City, MO) on 01/01/2009

I'm considering trying the Borax internal remedy for my rosacaa - however I have high blood pressure that is proving a little difficult to control even with 2 meds. So, what effect might this remedy have on my blood pressure? Should I seek elsewhere for another remedy? Or, should I only apply the Borax combo to my skin and forget the internal routine?

Borax
Posted by Carol (Bainbridge Island, Wa) on 04/11/2011

Anybody consider colon cleansing?


Borax
Posted by Beauregard (Plattsburg, Missouri) on 08/15/2011

This has nothing to do with borax or Apple Cider Vinegar (which I have but have not used yet). I have been taking for about 4 months now ACNEED capsules for Rosacea (a Chinese Herbal blend product) from Merry Clinic (on-line). They claim it is a stomach thing. It has greatly helped with my red-ness & the bumps. It's pretty expensive but in my case it has helped therefore it is worth it. I am still having problems with the bumps located between my eyebrows. Any suggestions?


Borax
Posted by Christine (Singapore) on 08/19/2011

Hi I am an sufferer of rosacea for 7 years, my skin started from acne and worsened to redness and sensitivity due to incorrect use of products. Sad to say, my derma can't actually determine my case, eczema or rosacea or both and the possiblity of mites infection was not suggested to me either. She prescribed me with a rosacea gel, doxycycline 100mg, I am applying jojoba oil too. Been taking it for few days, not much effect. Recently, I found out that low stomach acid and mites infection on skin might be the reason. I am really tempted to try out consuming hcl or apple cider vinegar to see whether it aids my process however, I am afraid that I can take it with doxycycline medicine. Actually, I wished to try apple cider vinegar and a shampoo (but don't know which one is right) on my face. But of course, was afraid it will make me worst. Btw, I tried zz cream before ( supposed to be mites killer) not much effect. Can any suggest how should I go abt it and what is the trial period to determine whether the vinegar suits me?


Borax
Posted by Debbie (Sterlington, Usa) on 09/27/2011

Update on my earlier post. My skin is completely clear of sores/pimples/pustules. Only slight slight vague redness on cheeks. I continue to scrub twice a day with borax, then apply the sulfur/sunscreen mixture. I believe this is the ticket for my particular case. I have noticed my usually normal blood pressure has climbed a little, so I have quit taking borax internally, but am still taking a little sulfur in water or in a spoon of peanut butter or honey. Love the way my hair is looking since quit using shampoo and went to borax/baking soda to wash and citric acid rinse. My nails are longer and stronger too- maybe from the sulfur. If anyone else tries this, let us know how it works for you.


Borax
Posted by Stonefieldsian (Auckland, New Zealand) on 09/28/2011

What sort of sulphur are you taking internally?


Vitamin C and Lysine
Posted by Emily (Martintown, Ontario) on 12/27/2008

I have Rosasea. Your treatment is not clear to me. How exactly do you apply the treatment with lysine and Vitamin C. (on the top of the face?)

EC: Taken internally, not applied to the skin...


Borax
Posted by John (London, UK) on 12/09/2008

Hi i am considering using borax for rosacea but would be interested to know if sodium bicarbonate works as well? And is it better to apply it topically to the skin as well as take it internally. John


Dietary Changes
Posted by Stacy (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) on 11/19/2008
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Keratosis Pilaris, acne, rosacea, etc

I used to have many health ailments, many of which I have read about here. The only thing that works to cure them and keep them away is a raw diet. When eating a raw diet, you avoid most of the foods that cause the problems in the first place. Consuming too much cooked proteins, especially wheat and dairy, causes disease. Cooking the proteins makes them difficult for the body to break down the protein. The excess proteins clog up the lymph and other organs of elimination causing an over growth of bacteria (colds, cysts, etc.)which in turn causes disease. The disease usually shows up in the weakest organs that have usually been abused the most from a wrong diet. There is a wealth of info at waisays.com and barefoots forum at curezone.com. Herbs are a great way to aid in healing. When you just start cleansing and eating a raw diet, they can help you heal faster. Just wanted to mention this. Thanks and have a great day!


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Marie (St Louis , MO) on 09/15/2008
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WORKED TEMPORARILY

When I initially tried Ted's borax and peroxide remedy it cleared my rosacea right away. -- But -- It came back. -- My Natural Health Doctor says that is because the REAL cause of Rosacea is a Weakened Immune System.

She says that the mites are a "normal" part of life, and that they cause no symptoms in people with healthy immune systems.

I can believe that, as I have been a dog breeder for many years, and know that dogs get the symptoms of demodectic mange when they are going through periods of stress.

Life in this system is continually stressful for most of us. I guess we must try to relieve that stress to the best of our ability. Also, diet plays a big part in healing our immune systems, so I guess we need to adopt the theory "don't eat junk food" (if you want to be healthy.)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sherry (Woods Cross, UT) on 12/31/2008

Hi, I was just wondering how do you use the apple cider vinegar. Do you put it directly on your face or injest it? I've suffer from this redness for awhile and would like to try this. Thanks Sherry

EC: ..."Within a day or 2 the ACV I applied had stopped the spots appearing"


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Khaleada (London, Uk ) on 07/12/2015

Hi there I have read ur message and see it as a hope of cure for my Rosacea. Please would you tell me the exact technique used to apply the ACV. Dosage, whether it was diluted? Please would you reply to my message as I am desperate for a remedy to this depressing condition. Many thanks


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kate (Pasadena, CA) on 06/25/2008
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TED..Thank you very much for your advice. You provide a great service to many people.

I am a 49 year old menopausal female. I have had rosacea for about 9 years, but mostly just had redness and ruddy skin with broken capillaries. But about 3 months ago I started breaking out with this little bumps on my chin and upper lip. I avoid direct sun, but it gets much worse after any sun exposure. It looks terrible, like acne, but its not. I started your remedy 25 days ago. It has been like a roller coaster, seems to be getting better, then not, but overall I think it is slowing working. Initially I had a hard time alkalizing. I got some test strips and the lowest ph measure is 6.8, which was an orange color, and I couldn't even get close to that, so I must have been very acid. I tried the baking soda twice a day and it was barely helping. Finally after about 10 days, I was able to find the washing soda. Once I used the carbicarb formula, it went up to 8.0 in two days! So now I do that once a day to keep at about 7.4. Then I do 1/2 teaspoon of borax and 1/2 teaspoon of peroxide in a liter of water which I drink throughout the day. I also do the topical borax/peroxide every night. It makes my skin very dry and is peeling. What else can I use for moisturizer and exfoliation that won't interfere with treatment? My skin is definitely getting smoother, but still a lot of redness. Lavender oil does not help either. In fact, anything I put on my skins makes it immediately deep red in the rosacea area. Also, a peculiar thing is happening. In the morning with a 10x magnified mirror, I look at my skin very closely. These little white "pin heads" are surfacing. With a slanted tweezer I pull them out and they come out very easy. They are white with a fine root-like body, about 1/8 to 1/2 inch long. They are not normal white heads. Could they be these nanoinsects? Or just my pores clearing out? This is only happening is the areas of the rosacea.

I look forward to your advice.
Thank you, Kate

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by AKR (Jersey City, New Jersey) on 07/30/2008

Hi Kate,

Will you please let us know where you bought the washing soda from, and what brand? Many thx.

Also, I would like to learn more about your carbicarb experience. Are you still continuing it? Is it still benefitting you as much as it did initially? Any side effects?

The reason for my curiosity is that I have been using baking soda for some time now, but only with mediocre success. On the downside, my insomnia has worsened. So, I decided to do some research on the net. I saw a study that showed that baking soda alone could cause brain acidosis. Of course, these studies are inconclusive, and you can always find other studies that show the opposite. Nonetheless, the studies seemed to be more favorable for carbicarb than baking soda. Hence, my curiosity in your experience with carbicarb vs. baking soda. Many thx.

Sincerely,
AKR


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kate (Pasadena, CA) on 08/04/2008

Answer to AKR: You can find Arm & Hammer Washing Soda at most supermarkets where laundry detergents are located. Yes, I continue to use 1/4 teaspoon of both, morning and night. I just monitor my PH and adjust accordingly if my PH gets too high... guess it depends on my diet too. But it definately works better than baking soda alone. Tastes really bad, so use just a small amount of water and get it down in a couple of gulps, follwed by a big glass of water. I have had no negative side effect either. I sleep better and my husband says I am "calmer" now, so I tell him he should do it then!

I continue to use the borax/peroxide treatments for my rosacea. It is getting better, but is taking a long time.


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Francis (St-Georges De Beauce, Quebec, Canada) on 02/18/2010

Hi Samuel

How many weeks should I try the Ted's remedy to begin seeing improvement. Thank you!


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Samuel Guevara (Taipei , Taiwan) on 04/05/2008
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WORKED TEMPORARILY

Hello, i send a message some days ago but nothing come out.So here again..I'm in my secon week now of the remedy of Ted for Rosacea:I apply borax and HP on my face everyday , twice a day. Also y drink a Lt. of water with 1/8 of borax 3 times a week. The firs week seems everything was going to be great, this week it look like Rosacea is coming back.I"m doing something wrong or it's normal? Why Rosacea is almost non existant in Thailand? what Ted think about? it's the diet? Please post this question on the site

Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Samuel Guevara (Taipei, Taiwan) on 04/18/2008

Well... i was too optimistic. The Borax and HP have not really finish my rosacea problem even with the new TED protocol which i started on my last 10 days. I will take a month rest and start again trying to be very careful with the new protocol and see what happen then.


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Autumn (Chester, Uk) on 06/28/2012

Thanks for that post about the zinc cream helping rosacea as I think thats what I may have because if I eat certain foods like the deadly nightshade family my face goes tingly and red and it drives me mad, also glucosamine used to set it off too. I am so glad I looked on this site its amazing.


Essential Oils
Posted by Molly (San Francisco, CA USA) on 03/25/2008
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I found a cure for Rosacea!! I've tried everything. I was using the Rosacea therapy with Skin Actives, and it was controlling it OK, but not completely. I'm 51 and have "mature skin", but I prone to breakouts if I use the wrong products.

I've really been getting into aromatherapy and have been reading a lot about essential oils.

Helichrysum! Also Patchouli.

So I got a couple of ounces of Jojoba oil, and free poured these two oils into the mix. I slather it on, wipe off the excess but don't completely remove it. It took about 3 days to see a difference.

I only get really good quality oils, like from Natures Gift or Mountain Rose Herbs. Only steam distilled.

I added some Sea Buckthorn Berry oil to the mix lately, as well as a drop of lavender and a drop of sweet fennel (for pores).

I really think I'm onto something. I cannot believe how great my skin (two girlfriends and my husband) looks!!


Vitamin A
Posted by Macky (New Iberia, LA) on 01/20/2008
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I had rosacea for about 1-1/2 - 2 years. A health food store worker told me to try 25,000units of Vitamin A. It cleared it up in about 1 week and never returned.

Vitamin A
Posted by Jane (Pawleys Island, Sc) on 05/28/2013

What type of vitamin A did you use please? I understand that there are two types, one from animal protein and one from plant (beta carotene). Thanks.


Vitamin A
Posted by Loretta (Snellville, Ga) on 06/25/2013

Beta carotene is the preferred supplement for long term use. Your body will convert it to vit A. You can overdose on vit A over a period of time. I am presently taking vit A, because I did not know the difference. U take 25,000 IU 2x day. It is working for my rosacea, (along with 10 other things including baking soda in water 2x day), as well as helping my skin become smoother. when I use up this bottle, I will switch to beta carotene.


Vitamin A
Posted by Daleh (Usa) on 04/26/2016

For what its worth, beta carotene consistently causes major flareups for me with aggravated pustules, redness, etc. Strict avoidance of beta carotene will cause a bad flare to dry in within 3-5 days. Doesn't go away completely, but is much better. I wish it were not so, but for me, carrots, sweet potatoes, and esp carrot juice all start a bad flare within 24 hours. :(


Pure English Lavender
Posted by Neville (Birmingham, UK) on 01/15/2008
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Hi all, i have suffered roscacea for over five years now, before that my skin was something i was proud of! I read with interest Ted's remedys, but there are so many conflicting causes? If it is indeed caused by mites then why does eating spicy food or alchohol make the condidtion flare-up? By the way, i use pure English lavender on my face now and the result has seen a remarkable change in the redness!, my sympathies to all sufferers!

Pure English Lavender
Posted by Miranda (Chicago, Il) on 03/21/2010

What did you do with the Lavender? Was it an oil or did you use the fresh herb somehow?


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Teresa (Sumner, WA) on 12/30/2007
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re: dermodetic mites on face. BORAX and PEROXIDE. Thank you Ted for your wonderful postings. You are truly the answer to peoples' prayers. I have been to many doctors and was told that what I had was acne and' folliculitus. I read your cures and decided to try it since nothing the doctors gave me (antibiotics, steroid creams and even Accutane) have helped. I thought it couldn't be that simple but it was. So to all the skeptics give it a try (borax and peroxide) You are truly an honest man and compassionate. Thank you


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Ina (Brooklyn, New York, NY) on 11/24/2008

How did you use colloidal silver, please? Internally or externally? How much? How soon you so the result? Does it last? Thank you very much.

EC: Great questions. FYI - colloidal copper was used, not silver.


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Linda (West Newfield, Maine) on 11/26/2008

Hi Ina, I've been using colloidal silver on occasion for several months....it can be ingested, properly diluted and can be applied un-diluted directly on your skin. Silver has anti-bacterial, fungal and viral properties and I would use as long as necessary....until your skin clears. It's a little expensive but a little silver goes a long way. Hope this helps!


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Eh (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/08/2009

So.... which is it? Colloidal COPPER or Colloidal SILVER?? Does anyone here know which one the first poster was referring to?

EC: The first poster used Colloidal Copper.

On a separate note, we just found an interesting article from 1913 on Colloidal Copper for Cancer in the NYTimes.com archives!


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Francis (St-Georges De Beauce, Quebec, Canada) on 02/18/2010

Thank you so much!! You changed my life!!


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Christine (Grimsby, On) on 09/28/2010

Do we have a consensus on colloidal silver or copper? If so, how much was used and how was it used? Thanks!


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Devon (Johnson, Vt) on 04/25/2012

I'm a little confused. People keep coming back to CS although the post was created citing CC Colloidal Copper. If you own a CS generator to make CC you can do it easily. Simply get your hands on some 14 gauge copper wire and file it down if you need to to fit into yoour CS generator. The voltage is plenty to make CC but not enough to make CG Colloidal Gold. Now people please do not start asking about CG. Let's keep with the thread!


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Margaret (Calingiri, Wa?australia) on 08/11/2012

I have had rosacea for years and treated with no long term effect. I now spray my face twice daily with Colloidal Silver and have had no sign of Rosacea since. My skin is now clear and blemish free and that horrible redness across my nose has gone. I have also discovered other benefits of its uses.


Colloidal Copper
Posted by Jillery (North America) on 01/20/2014 88 posts
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So Sarah from TN who first replied about colloidal copper (CC) never got back to us on how she used it. I've been using CC kind of as a toner and it helps some. I did try colloidal silver with no results. I'm thinking I should take CC internally also. I wish Sarah would check back in with an update...


Multiple Supplements
Posted by Sara (Chattanooga, TN) on 12/03/2007
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Hello, I have been trying to figure out how to cure/reduce my rosacea symptoms for years now. I finally think I have come across something that works. My daily regimen includes a host of vitamins Vitamin B complex, Selenium, Vitamin A, Amino Acids, Zinc and Omega 3's. I *really* noticed a difference with the addition of Selenium. I found sulfur soap at Dollar General for around 1.75 or so and use that every day. I moisturize only with aloe and also tone my skin with colloidial silver or copper. This combination seems to have worked.


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Rita (Itasca, IL) on 06/28/2008

Tea Tree Oil remedy for Rosacea...

I have a question regarding the suggestion of Tea Tree Oil for help with my rosacea. I want to try it and I have purchased a bottle of the oil but it states to not put it directly on the skin. Since others have had success with it I want to make sure I follow the same procedure. Does the oil go directly on the skin or was it mixed with something? Thanks.


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Fren (London, UK) on 11/19/2008

I have been using 100%TTO with cotton bud [burns] or directly with hand massage, for 31days now, on my mild pustular ROSACEA-face and 50/50with olive oil on eye scrub for swallen eyelid and cappilaries on ezelids and in both eyes[I had demodex dandruffs between eyelashes now just swallen eyelids and cappilaries] and on my tiny pound big ECZEMA on my left trunk site [which appeared now and then since I was putting LOCACID on my face[cont. bit corticoid]year ago].

My face has improved a bit, but red pustular pimples still keep coming [NOT SURE IF PIMPLES EQUAL DEATH of DEMODEX or the fact the TTO IS NOT WORKING!????], just smaller and not so painfull, as well as redness still comes now and then.

But what weird thing happened...my ECZEMA got bigger{big red patch after shower, otherwise several brownish marks/dry eczema-rush] and keeps spreading in a form of red underskin sometimes very itchy rush, visible especially after shower, travelling from side to middle where it stays, and also little rush on the right side.

I keep putting 100%TTO all over it after shower, before bedtime, in the morning it is invisible apart of brownish ekzema patches on left or it is itchy until I put TTO...it is not getting any better, but I am afraid to put any oil or cream so I am not feeding the DEMODEX???? or some other parazite. ...was spending past year mostly in the bed writing on laptop...so something could develop around my lower back, I quess...and now visible thanks to TTO???

I would like to know if anyone has similar experience or if TED from B. would know what it could be and how to cure it...?
Also if there is anything else what I could take internally to kill DEMODEX -PARAYITES OF ALL SORTS[flaxseed oil I know, does not do anything for me unfortunatelly...]

Many thanks for any info and thanks for reading.


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Gerry (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada) on 01/19/2011

I have had Roseacea for 5 years now, and it rarely flares up anymore. After I got into Chelation Therapy for what was believed to be heavy metal poisoning, the symptoms vastly improved. Top grade probiotics, alot of water, and antioxidants, along with tea tree oil have also made a difference. If Roseacea is caused by a mite is therb pictures anywhere that I can see of these mites? It would seem that some lab somewhere would have these images, but I cannot find them. Hopefully someone can help me with this.


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lynn (Grand Rapids, MI) on 10/28/2007
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re: demodex mites/rosacea -- I am currently in the process of ridding my face of these nasty mites. I can attest to the fact that they really do move. I first put the borax solution on my cheeks to test it and all of the red spots moved to my chin the next day. It was incredibly freaky! I have felt them move to my eyes, nose ears and scalp at various times. Now there are a few spots showing up on my ankles as I fight to kill them all! I am determined to win this battle thanks to this awesome website and my new hero "Ted"!

I have ingested the borax several times now with no ill effects at all. I was quite leary at first, but I knew that everything else Ted had stated had proven to be true- so I took a leap of faith. I am so glad I did! Now I just need to stay focused and disciplined to follow through on the routine. Thank you so much for your help.You are making a huge difference in the lives of many people.


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Kristy (Lansing, Michigan) on 10/17/2007
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Hi...I was just reading the Borax page to a friend of mine and saw something a little startling in the testimony by Julie from New York dated 10/12/07. She writes that she used 1/8 of a tablespoon. The dosages I've read have said 1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon. I don't know if it's enough of a difference to matter but I thought I should bring it to your attention so you could figure it out. Thanks!

EC: Thank you, Kristy!'You are right -- the correct dosage is 1/8th teaspoon, not tablespoon!


Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Julie (New York, NY) on 10/12/2007
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I have been struggling with seborrheic dermatitis on my face for 5 years. I have tried everything - drastic diet changes, candida elimination, probiotics, apple cider vinegar, topical steroids, msm sulfur, betaine hydrochloride, pancreatic enzymes, vitamin C, oil of oregano, flax oil, etc etc etc. A year and a half ago, I also developed perioral dermatitis and ocular rosacea. I read about borax and I decided to give it a try, taking 1/8 a tablespoon of borax in a liter of water for 3 days straight. After the third day, things were definitely changing but not noticeably better. I then decided to try to use borax topically. I combined a 1/2 tablespoon of borax with some hydrogen peroxide mixed with 50% water and I put it on my face then rinsed it off after about 30 seconds. It worked! My face feels as smooth as it did when I was a child, and my ocular rosacea is gone too. I didn't even remember what it was like to have normal feeling skin on my face with no rough patches, flaking, or redness. And I can't believe my eyes are back to their normal shape! I am so relieved. I feel and look like myself again for the first time in years. It seems miraculous. I am so so so grateful. What an excellent site. I suppose my problem was demodex skin mites, and the borax/hydrogen peroxide combo has eliminated them. I hope my experience will help someone else.

THANK YOU.


Vitamin C and Lysine
Posted by Julie (Arlington, Ma) on 11/22/2009

Thanks so much for this information about Lysine and Vitamin C. I have alot of red facial flushing and broken capillaries. The laser treatments have not helped. I'm trying the vitamin C and Lysine now but curious about what form of Vitamin C and Lysine you take. I'm wondering if the Chewable Vitamin C tablets are irritating my skin. Are you taking chewable or a tablet? The Lysine I gound has garlic and other ingredients as well. I may return it and buy a tablet with just Lysine. At 49 I am wondering if the change in hormones is effecting the roscaea? I have also added Evening Primrose oil..


Vitamin C and Lysine
Posted by Karen (Alpharetta, Ga.) on 07/01/2011

Sometimes I have taken quality tablets of estrogen when I had a flare-up of rosacea. The estrogen greatly reduces the flushing soon after I take it. Cutting coffee out altogether, also has nearly eradicted my rosacea and I before it started. Vitamin C and Lysine work too.


Borax
Posted by Kate (Pasadena, CA) on 05/26/2008

Are you talking about borax as in "20 Mule Team Borax" use for cleaning and other household purposes???

EC: Click here for more information about borax.


Borax
Posted by Robert (Thalang, Phuket, Thailand) on 10/09/2008

Could someone please let me know how I can purchase Borax in Thailand? Or where I can find it? I have tried remedies from dermatologists for what I have just discovered that I have rosacea. Thank you.

EC: Already answered on the site by Ted, a Bangkok resident: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax_questions.html#Question_100


Borax
Posted by Angie (Windsor, Canada) on 12/30/2008

i am taking levothyroxin for an underactive thyroid. trying to get rid of rosacea...what interaction will borax have on this medication. should i take borax with this medication?


Borax
Posted by Tricia (Ireland) on 10/10/2009 84 posts

Might be worthwhle at some stage to do a survey on what we think causes rosacea. I would be vitamin d deficient purely on the basis of where we live. You couldn't get enough sun here if you tried. I also have hormone imbalances and have taken antibiotics akin to paxil.

I have taken acv using the water I prepared with the boraxed water and had no adverse reactions. Ted has done a list of the combination that are ok and what not to mix somewhere on this site. Search Ted's Combination List.


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Posted by Redcairo (Miami, Ok) on 11/20/2011

Please be sure you get Vitamin D3 (natural) not D2 (synthetic). D2 has a pretty low max dosage and research has made clear it's the D3 that is useful. Fortunately it is really pretty cheap. Research shows 10,000 mg per day semi-long term in adults did no damage (and that disease-states, particularly cancer, are hugely correlated with low D3 status in the body), and some docs I have known have prescribed way more than that (like 5x that) for people in the flux of a disease. PJ



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