Does Vitamin D help with rosacea?

Thank you for your excellent blog! I live with rosacea, when was diagnosed with breast cancer my oncologist insisted on taking vitamin D3 gels at least !000 IU per day (my level was very low). About a month later my rosacea was almost undetectable. It's been 6 years since, still take 1 gel a day. I thought you might be interested. Thank you.

It’s funny that you mention this because I’ve noticed also that some patients seem to improve when their vitamin D levels are brought up to the normal range.   We’ve also seen improvement in some patients with probiotics.   Please don’t just take Vitamin D though without blood levels being checked – levels that are too high may be harmful.

As you know, there are foods that can trigger rosacea in many rosacea patients.  So……..there seems to be a connection between rosacea and intestinal health and possibly vitamin D that we don’t fully understand yet.   I’m guessing we will understand much more about this in 10 years.

Thank you for writing.    Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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