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Anyone with asthma and rosacea?

Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with asthma (illness-induced only) back in 2013, but didn't need a controller med (Qvar) until June 2018.

In May 2017, I was diagnosed with rosacea and ocular rosacea…Since that time, I was taking 50 mg of doxycycline 2x a day. Although that dose cleared up the rosacea, it didn't put a dent in the ocular rosacea. My upper eyelids swell up so much that it covers half of my eyes–and it hurts and looks like I am contagious. The only thing that worked in combatting an ocular flare was warm compresses for 15 minutes, 5 x a day, for about two weeks. After that, it would still be a bump on my eyelid, but much less noticeable to other people.

The reason I bring this up is because I've noticed that since starting Qvar in June 2018, my ocular rosacea and regular rosacea symptoms have SIGNIFICANTLY decreased. I have reduced (with my opthampologists blessing) my doxycycline to 1 dose every other day. In fact, my dermatologist was happily surprised with how good my skin looked.

I wondered if anyone else on this forum had these two diagnoses, and if they found that the controller medicine had helped to reduce skin and ocular symptoms.

Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but I'll take it!!   

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  • K8sMom2002

    So glad things are looking better for you! Is rosacea an autoimmune disorder? Maybe that's why it helped.

    My sister noticed years ago that while she was taking a dose pack of prednisone, her hands magically cleared up from their eczema.