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Rosacea Skin Disease Treatment

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a very common and chronic skin disease that causes redness or a “flush” of the face. About 14 million Americans live with Rosacea and are usually between the ages of 30-50 years old, have fair skin, and are likely to have had acne problems in their family, or when they were younger. There are four different types of Rosacea a person can have including, facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels, acne-like breakouts, thickening skin, and Ocular Rosacea (in the eyes), which looks similar to a sty. In each subtype, the skin can become swollen, sensitive and dry, and also cause a stinging or burning sensation.

What Triggers Rosacea

What triggers Rosacea?

While the actual cause of Rosacea is unknown, researchers believe it is a combination of genetics and environmental factors and not caused by poor hygiene. Outbreaks of Rosacea have also been linked to a number of triggers including, but not limited to, hot drinks and spicy foods, temperature extremes, red wine, and other alcoholic beverages, certain cosmetics products and more.

About 14 million Americans live with Rosacea and are usually between the ages of 30-50 years old, have fair skin, and are likely to have had acne problems in their family, or when they were younger.

How do you diagnose Rosacea?

There are other conditions that have similar symptoms to Rosacea, so it is important to get diagnosed before starting any home remedies or treatments. Rosacea is normally diagnosed after an external examination of the face followed by some questions asked by a Dermatologist or Doctor.

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How can it be treated?

While there is no cure for Rosacea, there are ways to reduce outbreaks and relieve any pain caused by this condition. It’s important to understand what events cause your outbreak of Rosacea so you can limit those triggers. Home remedies also recommend using a daily sunscreen to protect the skin.

  • Oral antibiotics – Oral antibiotics are usually prescribed for people with moderate to severe cases of Rosacea.
  • Topical Medications – A doctor may prescribe creams or gels constricting blood vessels which can temporarily decrease the redness of your skin and relieve the stinging or burning sensation caused by Rosacea.

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