Ways You Can Deal With Rosacea



More than 16 million Americans and about 46 million all over the world may have rosacea but they don't know that they have it. You see, Rosacea's symptoms are not so marked especially if the case is just mild. People who have rosacea think that they easily blush or get flushed. They don't know that when they are exposed to the sun or when the weather is extremely hot, the redness that they see on their faces is not actually sunburn or flushing but Rosacea.

Rosacea is a skin problem characterized by patches of redness on some areas of the face particularly on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Blood vessels are seen through the skin. People afflicted with the skin problem also suffer from watery eyes and in some cases, pustules on the affected areas. Although almost similar to pimples, rosacea lets out a clear liquid when pressed unlike pimples which usually have whiteheads or blackheads.

For those who have only mild cases, rosacea's symptoms appear only when the skin is triggered by some factors. This is why not all people realize that they have the skin problem because incidents are few and far between. Usually, rosacea is triggered by high temperatures and continued exposure to the sun.

The same goes with spicy foods and alcohol consumption which raises the temperature level of the body. Stress can also be a factor especially when the person already has a predisposition to the skin problem. Others think that rosacea break outs are because of allergic reactions to certain chemicals. You see, cosmetics and other skin products can also trigger the occurrence of the symptoms. Some vegetables, marinated meat and dairy products can also trigger a full-blown breakout. Skin medications like benzoyl peroxide when it is used in large amounts can also lead to a rosacea break out.

But unlike most skin problems, rosacea does not have any cure. The most that a person can do is to manage the problem and make sure that no break outs occur. Often, people deal with rosacea by avoiding the triggers as much as they can. They always have sunglasses, umbrella and hats when they leave the house. Some do not eat spicy foods and those dishes that would trigger the symptoms. Those with symptoms involving the eyelids will need to frequently wash the area so as not to irritate the eyes. This is important to note because though rosacea is not exactly dangerous, it can pose a problem if it affects the eyes.

But these remedies are only effective if you have a mild case of rosacea. For extreme cases, you really need to see a doctor and ask for medications. Dermatologists usually antibiotics, which may be topical or oral. These are lifelong treatments because as mentioned before, rosacea does not have any cure. In fact, people who stop taking medicines often have remissions where in the rosacea will come back.

Others who are so lucky need to only undergo continuous treatment for one to two years, after which the skin problem will be completely controlled.




Menu


ARTICLES






ARTICLES


Ways On How You Can Manage Rosacea At Home
... Avoid spicy foods Chili sauce may be your staple for ...

Ways That You Can Deal With Rosacea
... about it. In fact, even with more than 46 million Americans ...

Effective Skin Care Strategies To Prevent Rosacea
... skin when you're staying outdoors. 4. Drink plenty of ...

Foods That People Suffering From Rosacea Should Eat
... and above. It is said that the causes of this skin condition ...



Related Videos:

Related News:

 
FDA OKs Azelaic Acid (Finacea) for Papulopustular Rosacea - Medscape

    

MD Magazine

FDA OKs Azelaic Acid (Finacea) for Papulopustular Rosacea
Medscape
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved topical azelaic acid 15% foam (Finacea, Bayer Healthcare) for treatment of the inflammatory papules and pustules of mild to moderate rosacea, the company said today. The approval is based on ...
Finacea Foam Approved for RosaceaMonthly Prescribing Reference (registration)
Bayer Receives FDA Approval for Finacea as Rosacea Treatment (FOMX)StreetInsider.com
FDA approves Finacea Foam, 15% for treating papulopustular rosaceaHealio
Pharmacy Times -MD Magazine
all 16 news articles »



Could you have rosacea? Redness, flushing and spots may not be down to ... - High50

    

High50

Could you have rosacea? Redness, flushing and spots may not be down to ...
High50
You might put it down to being older, or hormonal changes, but it could be that you have rosacea. Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that usually develops after 30, but can be more severe in sufferers over 50, says The National Rosacea Society ...