Conditions: Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease. According to research, doctors have found ways to reduce the symptoms of this skin disease. This skin disease is divided into four subgroups. Each of these subgroups has its own symptoms. Sometimes a person may have two or three subtypes.

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Small, red, and sometimes purulent bumps on the skin are symptoms of this condition. Other symptoms include redness in the center of the face, swollen and sensitive skin, localized blemishes and irritation, dryness and flaking of the skin.
The condition usually affects the skin of the forehead, nose and cheeks. Inflammation of these bumps occurs periodically. In a way that intensifies in a weekly or monthly period of time and then the symptoms disappear again. The symptoms of each of its subtypes are different.

The four categories of rosacea are:

  • The first subgroup is ETR (Erythematosus Tragic Rosacea). This type of condition can be detected in the form of hot flashes and redness of the skin with the appearance of blood vessels.
  • The second subgroup is called papulopustular rosacea (such as acne). Inflammation of the skin in this type occurs in the form of acne and usually affects middle-aged women.
  • The third subgroup is known as rhinophyma. Rhinophyma is a rare type of disease that causes thickening of the skin on the nose. This type of rosacea often affects men and occurs with other types.
  • The fourth subgroup is ocular rosacea, which is concentrated in and around the eye.

What causes Rosacea?

The exact causes of this condition have not been found yet. But it may be a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Some daily habits can make it worse. Such as eating spicy foods, cinnamon, chocolate, tomatoes, citrus fruits, coffee, tea, the presence of intestinal bacteria (Helicobacter) and …. The presence of a number of genetic factors such as soft skin, blonde hair and colored eyes make people more susceptible to this condition.

The percentage of women with this condition is higher than men, but the severity of the condition is much higher in men than women. A specialist doctor can easily diagnose Rosacea by examining the skin.

Experts still have not been able to find a definite reason to interpret the factors influencing the occurrence of Rosacea. However, many believe that the following factors will determine the occurrence of the disease in most cases:

Abnormalities in blood vessels: Many dermatologists believe that hot flashes and extra veins in the face are caused by vascular abnormalities. Of course, it is not known what causes inflammation of blood vessels.

A skin mite called Demodex follicularum: This mite, which is a microscopic parasite, usually lives on human skin without any problems. However, people with Rosacea seem to have more of these mites on the surface of their skin. It is not clear whether mites cause Rosacea or whether Rosacea increases their number!

Helicobacter pylori: This intestinal bacterium stimulates the production of substances that cause blood vessels to dilate, which is why experts suggest that it may be involved in Rosacea.

Family history: Since most people with Rosacea have a family history of the condition, there may be a genetic or inherited component.

Control Rosacea

  • Be sure to use gentle cleansers and non-greasy skin products for your skin.
  • Products that contain alcohol, menthol and exfoliators will irritate the skin.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Stop drinking alcohol.
  • See a specialist regularly to prevent your skin from thickening.
  • You can also use antibiotics for rosacea.

Treatment of Rosacea

There is no definitive cure for rosacea, and existing treatments only reduce its signs and symptoms. However, some treatments have been able to relieve the symptoms of this disease.

Topical Skinceutical® medications are helpful. In the process of Rosacea treatment, it is better for the doctor and the patient to have a close relationship with each other. Medications and ointments must be taken with a doctor’s prescription. Most doctors recommend medications that reduce the inflammation and redness of skin blemishes. You can buy the skin products of Skinceutical® from our branches.

FAQ

Where does rosacea usually first appear?

The nose is usually the first area of the face to be affected. When left untreated, it can sometimes lead to a condition called rhinophyma. Rhinophyma is generally more common in men. Rhinophyma literally means “growth of the nose” and is manifested by the enlargement of the nasal bulbs and cheeks. In severe cases of rhinophyma, in which the thickness of the nose increases, surgery may be needed to repair it.

Can Rosacea be prevented?

No, the cause of this condition is unknown. For this reason, there is no way to prevent it. However, it can be prevented from flaring. In many people, the condition is caused by stress, spicy foods, cosmetics, exercise, sun, wind, heat and cold.

Is Rosacea contagious?

Rosacea is neither contagious nor infectious.

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