Studies show that in every group of 20 people there will be one that has rosacea. There are about 14 million Americans that are affected by this skin condition.
Rosacea is a skin condition. It’s known to be chronic and an inflammatory one. This skin condition is mostly found in a person’s face. Most people get this skin condition confused and think it is eczema, which is a skin allergy or acne. Rosacea can become worse over time if it is not treated.
People that have a fair-skin gets rosacea much easier than those with a darker complexion. According to studies, fair-skin people that are of Northern European ancestry are even more likely to get rosacea.
Studies show that in every group of 20 people there will be one that has rosacea. There are about 14 million Americans that are affected by this skin condition. The doctors are still not really sure about the cause and are still working on a cure for this skin condition. The only treatment currently available will only help relieve the symptoms of rosacea.
Facts on Rosacea
• 14 million Americans have this skin condition.
• The main symptom is marks shown in the face.
• There is not an exact cause but there are different factors that may trigger it.
• Some common symptoms are inflamed blood vessels and blushing very easily.
• There are some products out there that can make rosacea worse. Foods with too much spice and dairy products are some.
In each person, the symptoms can vary greatly. Yet, there are many symptoms and signs that are relate or associated with rosacea.
Here is a list of the most common symptoms
• Easily blushing or flushing.
• Hyperreactivity in facial skin.
• Persistent redness
• Papules, pustules, and pimples (inflammatory rosacea).
• Vascular rosacea (inflamed blood vessels).
• Rhinophyma (too much facial skin around the nose).
• Ocular rosacea (gritty, burning sensation in the eyes).
• Facial swelling
The doctors are not sure what causes it as I said, but there are a few things that contribute to rosacea. Stress is also another thing that can cause or help contribute to rosacea.
• Light skin color
• Abnormalities in the facial blood vessels.
• H. pylori bacteria
• Microscopic mites (Demodex folliculorum).
• Inheritance or in the genes (runs in the family history).
Triggers of Rosacea
There are foods that make the blood flow a lot more into the surface of the skin and this can cause rosacea to get or become worse.
• Drinks that are hot.
• Foods that are hot.
• Dairy products
• Humidity in the air.
• Spicy foods
• Extreme temperatures
• Anxiety or anger
• Hot baths
• Vigorous exercises
• Alcohol (just makes is worse it is not a cause of rosacea).
• Chronic medical conditions (not all of them).
• Certain types of medication (hypertension).
• Acute medical conditions (fever or cold).
Medication for Rosacea
A treatment may not be one type of medication. Sometimes a person will need more than one to help calm rosacea down. There are different medication and some you might need to drink like pills where others may be a sort of cream.
Here is some medication:
• Oral antibiotics (minocycline, erythromycin or tetracycline).
• Topical medication (azelaic acid, tretinoin or benzoyl Peroxide).
• Blephamide (eye drops).
• Isotretinoin (Accutane).
As I said, there is no cure for rosacea but there are treatments and other surgical procedures that can be done to help get the marks away. Surgical procedures may include getting a laser treatment or doing some plastic surgery to make the skin thicker. Please ask your doctor if you have any question. Get the right information before using the wrong cream or medication as you could have a completely different skin condition.