More About Rosacea

Rosacea On The Skin

Rosacea is  a popular skin disorder that is but is still mistaken as acne, dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not contagious, meaning, it is not possible to be transferred from one person to another. But it is persistent, it can come back anytime even after treatment if triggered by the factors that may cause its symptoms. The usual symptoms are redness and flushing for the cheeks, nose and chin. Sometimes, there are also visible dilated blood vessels that may show. Eye irritation can also be experienced if the condition is already severe. For proper treatment, there is a need for a complete diagnosis of a dermatologist so a proper treatment is prescribed.

The Patients

  • The usual suffers of Rosacea are fair-skinned individuals.  It is common to Scandanavia people and can be hereditary.
  • Both men and women may suffer from this skin disorder.
  • Middle-aged individuals are the usual patients.
  • The symptoms vary from every individual.  Thus, some experience eye irritation and some do not.

Rosacea Treatments

  • Dermatologist will have to conduct a diagnosis before recommending any treatment.
  • Antibiotics or anti-inflammatory are applied as a topical remedy to reduce the swelling and redness.  However, there are medications that are topical and can be bought over-the-counter.
  • Some topical or oral treatments or medications can be prescribed to specifically target the pustules and other skin bumps. Topical treatments are usually for short-term treatments but oral treatments are more effective in severe conditions.
  • Laser treatments and Surgery may also be recommended for severe cases of blood vessel dilation.
  • Dermabrasion will also help patients with rhinophyma.
  • Rosacea Treatments are usually long-term to make sure that they will not come back as they are persistent.

Emotional Challenges

There are times that a patient is not only challenged by long-term treatment of rocasea but also by its emotional challenges brought by embarrassment and low self-esteem.  This  problem should not be taken for granted and if depression persists, medical assistance is already needed.

Proper Skin Care

Aside from medication, one has to make sure that proper skin care as advised by dermatologist is followed.  Proper skin care includes frequent washing and use of gentle products like mild soaps and cleaning agents for sensitive skin.

Proper Skin Care also includes using sunscreens or sun block with SPF 30 or higher.  Use a sun block for sensitive skin.

Covering the Redness

People with Rosacea are often conscious and with lower self-esteem as it target the appearance of a person.  Some cosmetics and make-ups and can cause flare-ups if the ingredients were not properly chosen. Applying cosmetics to redness can also be called Corrective Camouflage.  With this, not only that it covers the redness of the skin but also gives so much confidence to patients because they are given options on how to apply the cosmetics and they can adjust according to ones presence.

Consult Dermatologist

As you may notice, Dermatologists are expert in diagnoxing a certain disease.  With that, they are reliable in giving prescription for skin disorder. Proper medication is achieve once they were contacted instead of self-medicating.

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