Will improving my facial Rosacea make any difference to my ocular Rosacea? Also, what are the treatment differences for ocular Rosacea versus Blepharitis, if any?
Absolutely! Improving the facial Rosacea will improve your ocular Rosacea. We can almost just by looking at somebody with facial Rosacea you can tell that they have dry eyes because of everything going on on their face. That is going to improve dryness that you are having or your ocular Rosacea .
The treatments are very similar, though. Everything that we have talked about including the tea tree oil soap that is going to be really helpful. This tea tree oil soap is really great for Rosacea and Demodex. People with Rosacea tend to have more meibomian gland dysfunction. It is really going to be something you are going to be focused on. Then Blepharitis, we just talked about our spray which is an eyelid cleanser that is really good in keeping your eyelids clean. If you can improve your facial Rosacea that ocular Rosacea should follow.
Then, go back to the diet. Rosacea is usually caused from a weak gut or something going on in your intestinal tract. Doing the elimination diet is obviously the least expensive way to figure that out. High allergy items include dairy and gluten. So, taking those out of your diet first, then go in from there. I think gluten is probably the hardest thing to remove and dairy the second hardest. However, once you start doing it then it is not really that hard. You guys start to panic, because you are thinking no gluten, no dairy, and of course we don’t eat meat so that is going to be a little bit of too.
It is not as hard as you think! You still have one cheat day where you can eat whatever. I think I have had 3 cookies today on my cheat day and that is just the nature of the beast. When you have a cheat day, you don’t care. We had South Carolina barbecue too. That was our 24 hours of cheating and then we go back to our strict diet. I had flare up today with my eczema. Ironically enough because I had gluten yesterday. It is usually a weak gut or something like a flare up. I figured out mine is caused by gluten and Dr. Jenna figured out hers is a lot with dairy.
Dr. Jenna Zigler and Dr. Travis Zigler