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Is rosacea making you red in the face? Dealing with rosacea can be a daunting task. First off, you have to figure out that you have it. That can take a while because the condition comes and goes based on environmental and internal factors. Once it’s diagnosed, you have to figure out what to do about it because it is a chronic condition that can worsen without treatment. It can even cause permanent disfigurement. If you think that you may be having rosacea flare-ups, keep reading. We are going to guide you through everything that you need to know about rosacea and what you can do to treat it. Don’t be faced with rosacea any longer!
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness to form across the nose and cheeks. Rarely, but rosacea signs and symptoms may also spread beyond the face, most commonly on the ears, chest, or scalp. The bad news is that it is chronic. The good news is that it is treatable.
The cause of rosacea is still unknown. Rosacea may develop in many ways and at any age. Surveys have indicated that it typically shows up after age 30 as flushing or redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. The redness comes and goes, but over time the redness can become ruddier and more persistent. Although there is no cure, symptoms can be effectively controlled with medical treatment and lifestyle changes.
Rosacea is diagnosed by the presence of these two major symptoms:
Other symptoms of rosacea include the presence of at least two of the following:
In addition to those signs and symptoms, you may also have:
Anything that causes the rosacea on your face to flare is called a trigger. Triggers differ from person to person. Yours could be caused by:
Knowing what your rosacea triggers are and making some simple changes can help you:
Rosacea flares can turn into major problems. Every time your skin flushes, it may stay red for a little bit longer. Then rosacea may start to spread to more of your skin. Repeated flushing can even lead to skin that stays permanently red. Your skin may thicken, and blood vessels may become visible. You may also develop inflammatory bumps and pimples, or your nose may swell and get bumpy from excess tissue. Rosacea can also affect the eyes. 50% of patients have reported that their eyes feel irritated and appear watery or bloodshot.
If you pinpoint your triggers, then you know what to avoid. Among the top lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent rosacea flare-ups are:
The first thing that you can do is to avoid the triggers that cause your rosacea flare-ups.
Repeated flushing can make treatment more difficult and even render treatments that were working ineffectively. Dermatologists often ask patients to find their triggers and begin to avoid them before beginning treatment so that they are one step ahead of flare-ups.
The next thing you can do is seek help from a dermatologist. They have the capacity and resources to help keep flare-ups under control. Depending on your situation, they may prescribe you medication or talk with you about an in-office treatment like laser therapy.
A range of topical and oral medications are available to treat the various signs and symptoms associated with rosacea disorder. Because each case of rosacea is different, your dermatologist will create a customized treatment plan just for you. This plan may include:
A gentle rosacea-friendly skincare routine is crucial in controlling rosacea. Your dermatologist or medical esthetician can direct you to skincare products that will not cause flare-ups and even calm your skin.
Are you ready to get a customized plan of treatment for rosacea on your face? Don’t be faced with rosacea! Contact us today for a consultation.
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