Rosacea is a serious skin condition also popularly known as “Adult Acne”. The condition is characterized by severe redness and sometimes pimples all over the face. Rosacea can cause soreness and burning sensation in the eyes and eyelids. It is common among the people between the age group of 30 to 50. It normally starts around the cheeks and then spread out to the nose and forehead.
In some severe cases, you may also observe redness on the neck. The skin condition should be treated as soon as possible as it can get worse if is left untreated over a long period of time.
Causes of Rosacea
The skin condition is suspected to be caused by
- Exposure to the sun
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Mites present in hair follicles
- Spicy foods
- Stress and anxiety
Certain medications that cause widening of blood vessels may also cause Rosacea. Emotional factors such as embarrassment, fear, stress, anxiety, alcohol consumption, weather changes like change in humidity and strong winds can trigger the problem.
- Although Rosacea cannot be completely eliminated, but certain treatments can relieve the symptoms. The treatment involves the combination of prescription medications and lifestyle changes.
- Doctors may recommend you certain sunscreens, moisturizers, and mild cleansers.
- The effective treatment involves the use of topical medications. These medicines are to apply to the skin twice every day to reduce redness and inflammation.
- Doctors also suggest you some oral medications having metronidazole, tretinoin, azelaic acid, and benzoyl peroxide in them.
- This skin disorder may also be treated with oral antibiotics that reduce itching.
- Laser treatments are also available for the treatment of Rosacea. This treatment is effective in treating redness of the skin and for improving acne-like pimples common in Rosacea.
Lifestyle treatments for Rosacea
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid stress
- Minimize the intake of alcohol, tea, coffee, soda
- Exercise regularly
- Change the body and face towel to avoid breeding of germs
- Minimize exposure to the sun
You will observe improvement within a month or two after you begin treatment. Symptoms may recur if you stop using medicines.
Consult a licensed medical practitioner for the treatment. The doctor will first assess your skin to know the extent of the condition. After that, he will suggest you the treatment. Make sure you follow all his instructions and take all the necessary precautions.
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