Rosacea is a common skin disease especially in people with light skin color. Rosacea is a condition of permanent redness of the convex areas of the face (nose, cheeks, forehead, chin), sometimes with small vessels, visible to the naked eye. There is the set of events (buttons, patches, redness of eyes, redness of the face) that accompany rosacea. Rosacea preferentially affects middle-aged adults.
Rosacea can affect any person aged 20 to 70 years, but adults 30 to 50 years old with fair complexion and whose skin has a tendency to easily blush are most often affected. Approximately 10% of the population would be affected by rosacea, to varying degrees. Women are more prone than men, but they are more likely to be affected by rhinophyma. This disorder is characterized by a red swollen and bumpy nose. It is secondary to untreated rosacea.
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Rosacea causes are unknown, but in some cases, rosacea can be attributed to:
Contrary to the popular belief, alcohol is not involved, although it may aggravate the rosacea.
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Rosacea is a chronic disease. The various Rosacea medical treatments available can generally improve the appearance of the skin, or at least stabilize the situation. Several weeks are often necessary before observing the results. It is important to consult a dermatologist soon, because the treatments are most effective if they are used in early stage disease. Rosacea treatment will vary depending on the case. If rosacea is attributed to a skin disease such as lupus or scleroderma, the physician also treats the disease at its source.
Antibiotics are sometimes used in rosacea treatment. When skin lesions are present, the doctor may prescribe a topical( metronidazole ) or oral (tetracycline) antibiotic medication. Antibiotics destroy the bacteria that contribute to inflammation. Isotretinoin obtained by prescription, is sometimes used to treat severe rosacea, but is less effective for treating acne. It has significant side effects. Note that it is not indicated for pregnant women and for those trying to become pregnant, because it increases the risk of congenital malformations. Contact your local doctor. Other important issue regarding rosacea is that if you suffer from symptoms of depression such as loss of appetite, love of life and difficulty concentrating, talk to your doctor.
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Though referred to as acne rosacea, rosacea has actually very little in common with acne, which occurs in adolescents. The black dots and white buttons are virtually absent.
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Sun exposure affects the convex areas of the face and the most exposed are: the forehead, the cheek, the nose, the chin but not around the mouth or the part below the chin. Chronic exposure to cold is also a factor of Rosacea skin burst. Rosacea is not a sign of alcoholism and also occurs in subjects who are not consuming alcohol. It is therefore possible that regular consumption of alcohol aggravates rosacea. Beware of cortisone creams applied to on-going self-medication on the face because they cause some form of rosacea (see steroid rosacea).
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