November 07, 2015
A huge number of population across the world is unaware of rosacea. But for those who have it, they pull heaven and earth together just to treat this skin disorder.
According to Mayo Clinic, “Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness in your face and often produces small, red, pus-filled bumps. Although rosacea can occur in anyone, it most commonly affects middle-aged women who have fair skin. Left untreated, rosacea tends to worsen over time. Rosacea signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish before flaring up again. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, an allergic reaction or other skin problems.”
Dermatologists could easily detect rosacea and distinguish it from other cases that cause skin blushing. However in rare cases, these doctors may require a skin biopsy and a skin culture to rule out other causes of bumps like herpes or staph infections. Also, a blood test will help rule out less common causes of facial flushing including lupus and other autoimmune condition.
There is no known cause of this skin problem. However, dermatologists deduce that rosacea may be caused by a combination of environmental and hereditary factors. Some of these environmental factors that aggravate or provoke rosacea include:
These activities could increase the blood flow on the surface of the skin
Unfortunately, there’s not yet invented cure for rosacea. However, there are treatments that can curb and curtail the signs and symptoms of this problem. If you experience continual redness on your face, it is advisable to see your dermatologist for proper diagnosis. Treating a wrong illness is the least thing you want to experience.
There’s a wide-ranging treatment for rosacea from the simplest oral antibiotics to the more complex treatments like photo dynamic therapy and or light emitting diode. For those who are looking for some simple commercial treatments, the following are considered to be the common treatments being sought by people with rosacea:
Always remember to protect your skin from the sun as it worsens rosacea. Use a sunscreen that’s recommended by your dermatologist.
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