Q. I have rosacea, a skin condition that gives me a red nose and cheeks. My dermatologist says it can only be treated by taking tetracycline, which upsets my stomach. After a few weeks on the antibiotic, the rosacea gets better. But when I stop the drug, the redness comes back.
My neighbor told me he had heard that taking two full tablespoons of salsa daily would control rosacea. I started on salsa a month ago, just as the rosacea was returning. The salsa seems to have held the condition off, since my nose is not red or itching as usual. Have you ever heard of this treatment before? It's hard to believe something that tastes so good could be good medicine.
A. Rosacea (pronounced row-ZAY-sha) can cause redness and little pimples on the face. While antibiotics can help, they aren't a perfect solution for everyone.