Rosacea – Acne Symptoms and Treatments
How to treat rosacea
Although it is commonly called acne rosacea, rosacea is in fact not directly related to acne because the main symptoms persistent in people with acne, namely, blackheads, does not appear on those with rosacea. The exact causes of rosacea are not clear, but there does seem to some of link with inflammation of the skin and those who blush readily.
Rosacea is dilated blood vessels that lead to redness on parts of the face. Typically, the affected areas are the nose, the forehead and the cheekbones.
For minor cases, the face tends to become reddish and slightly blotchy that tends to go away once the trigger factors subside. Minor cases of rosacea tend not to be permanent and happen under certain conditions. The rosacea is more visible on people who are fair skinned because the contrast of reddish appearance on the skin against fair skin tends to be more prominent. However, it is unlikely that people of darker skin have lower rate of occurrence then fairer skinned people.
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As rosacea progresses there is the possibility that pimples appearing on the skin. As rosacea progresses to more advanced stages the skin in the affected areas can look discoloured and sun burned.
Rosacea tend to affect people mostly in their 30’s and 40’s, Women are more likely to be affected by it than Men. It is not certain why this is.
Any situation that may trigger flushing
Stress is a well-known factor in triggering blushing, which in turn can trigger rosacea.
Some common treatment options for rosacea are to reduce the impact of trigger factors. Since rosacea is mainly caused through inflammation, it is wise to alter your diet to consist of food that avoid causing to exacerbate the trigger
– Reduce intake of food that are likely to increase the chance of blushing. These could be foods that are extremely hot and spicy.
– Avoid inflammation. Anything that inflames the affected areas will likely flare up rosacea.
– Avoid putting things on the face that may cause inflammation or itchy skin. This will only exacerbate rosacea.
- Rosacea treatment mainly involves at countering the factors that are likely to cause rosacea. Because rosacea is very common in people that flush easily
- For serious cases of rosacea, where there is permanent redness, blotchy skin or/and pimple then a course of tetracycline may be used to some good treatments are
Tricomin and Folligen – can also be used to treat rosacea, These two treatments commonly used by hair loss sufferers to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation of the scalp due to their inflammation reducing properties and also used on the face by people seeking to reverse the effects of aging as they have anti-aging properties. Some people may hesitate to use them on the face because hair loss sufferers spray them on the scalp, but many of these hair loss sufferers also report using them on the face to great effect in smoothing out the skin.
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RetinA (tretinoin) may also be used as a treatment option for rosacea because of its effectiveness in treating postular lesions. However, the downside to treating rosacea with tretinoin is that in many people it increases inflammation of the skin, which therefore may render it ineffective and worsen the problem.
Because exposure to sun is a major cause of acne rosacea, it is therefore logical that you take measures to limit the damage it causes. Try and avoid direct exposure to searing sunlight.