Rosacea is a skin condition that affects the face, often causes redness and small, red bumps on the skin. These symptoms may come and go. It is often overlooked and mistaken as acne, other skin conditions or mere redness.
Rosacea can affect anyone. It is more common in women with fair skin. There is neither cause nor cure is known for Rosacea. However, treatment can reduce symptoms.
What are the symptoms for Rosacea?
Redness on the face: Rosacea causes persistent redness on central part of the face which causes blood vessels on the nose and cheeks to swell.
Swollen red bumps: People with Rosacea experience pimples filled with pus on the face. It often resembles acne like symptoms which is why Rosacea is often mistaken as acne.
Eye problems: People with Rosacea often has dry, irritated, swollen eyes and red, swollen eyelids. It is also known as Ocular Rosacea.
Enlarged nose: Eventually, Rosacea can thicken the skin of the nose which can make the nose seem big. It is far more common in men than women.
What causes Rosacea?
The cause of Rosacea is unknown. However, certain factors can trigger the symptoms which includes eating spicy food, drinking too hot coffee or tea, blood pressure medicine, temperature extremes, or having intestinal bacteria.
What is the treatment for Rosacea?
Doctor will examine your skin and look at your medical history. Some test will be done to rule out certain conditions that cause similar symptoms as Rosacea such as Psoriasis, Eczema or Lupus. If these symptoms involve the eyes, your doctor may refer you to an eye specialist.
To treat Rosacea, the aim is to control its symptoms. It requires a good skin care routine and prescription drugs like topical drugs to reduce redness on the face. Oral antibiotics to control pimples.
If you have severe Rosacea and it doesn’t respond to other medication or therapies, the doctor may prescribe you some strong medication so that the symptoms can be controlled.
What you can do to keep Rosacea under control?
- Identify what causes the flare-ups and avoid those triggers.
- Protect your skin from the sun and apply sunscreen daily. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen which protects from both Ultraviolet A and B rays. Apply it after your medication.
- Don’t irritate your skin by touching it all the time. Use gentle cleansers and moisturizers and avoid irritants like alcohol on the skin.
If you have further questions, our team of Skin specialist at the Bansal Global Hospital are 24/7 available to help you with your medical concerns. Fix your appointment today and contact us at +919911062832.