Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes.
Who Gets Rosacea?
Although rosacea can develop in people of any skin colour, it tends to occur most frequently and is most apparent in people with fair skin.
What Does Rosacea Look Like?
There are several symptoms and conditions associated with rosacea. These include frequent flushing, vascular rosacea, inflammatory rosacea, and several other conditions involving the skin, eyes, and nose.
A condition called vascular rosacea causes persistent flushing and redness. Blood vessels under the skin of the face may dilate (enlarge), showing through the skin as small red lines. The affected skin may be swollen slightly and feel warm.
A condition called inflammatory rosacea causes persistent redness and papules (pink bumps) and pustules (bumps containing pus) on the skin. In addition to skin problems, up to 50 percent of people who have rosacea have eye problems caused by the condition.
Can Rosacea Be Cured?
A dermatologist (a medical doctor who specializes in diseases of the skin) usually treats rosacea. Some people who have rosacea become depressed by the changes in the appearance of their skin. Doctors usually treat the eye problems of rosacea with oral antibiotics, particularly tetracycline or doxycycline. When eyes are severely affected, doctors may prescribe steroid eye drops.
Electrosurgery and laser surgery are treatment options if red lines caused by dilated blood vessels appear in the skin or if rhinophyma develops. Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that most ofen affects the forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin. Rosacea usually begins with frequent flushing of the face, particularly the nose and cheeks. Causes of rosacea
Symptoms of rosacea
Fair-skinned individuals seem to be more susceptible to in this condition than darker skinned people. People who flush easily seem to be more prone than others to develop rosacea.
In rare cases, rosacea may affect the skin in other parts of the body as well as the face. Home remedies for the treatment of rosacea
Helps to cure rosacea.
* Nettle and rosemary improve skin tone, nourish the skin, and promote healing.
* Keep the skin scrupulously clean, but treat it gently. Avoid touching the skin except when cleansing it.