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Student nurse’s rosacea is triggered by pregnancy

  Rosacea effects one in ten people and is most typical in women over the age of 50 and is often triggered or exacerbated by the menopause. However it can occur in younger women and also in men. Notably even though less men get rosacea than women, in men the symptoms are usually more severe. […]

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A caterpillar rash almost ruined my skin

  Bruno Cardoso, 31, from London experienced a severe and painful skin reaction from a Caterpillar crawling on his skin while on holiday in Spain and nothing would calm it down until he tried Bug Balm. Bruno says;“I have never really suffered much from any allergies but after giving up smoking four years ago I […]

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My honeymoon was ruined by cold sores

Tracey McDonald, 38, a bereavement officer and mum of two from Middleton in Leeds, tells her story on how cold sores have blighted most of her life and her relationships.             Tracey says, When I was a girl I got meningitis and almost died. Although I recovered from my illness […]

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Even sneezing triggered my rosacea

Rosacea sufferer Karen White, 38, is an accounts manager and single mum from Stourbridge West Midlands Karen says: “Just over a year ago my face started to become very red and inflamed. It got so bad that at one stage it looked like I had burned myself. It went across my cheeks and nose and across […]

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