Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on the face. It is a non-contagious skin inflammation that mostly affects the skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. This widespread skin condition has affected millions of Americans till date.
It is divided into four subtypes- Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea, Papulopustular Rosacea, Phymatous Rosacea, and Ocular Rosacea. Each of these subtypes has its own set of symptoms, and it is possible that your skin is suffering from more than one subtype of Rosacea. Some common symptoms include – frequent blushing, visibly broken blood vessels, permanent flush across nose and cheeks, rashes, stinging and burning skin and sensitivity on the skin.
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease and can reduce a person’s quality of life. There is no definite cure for it, but you can successfully control it. There are various treatments to relieve the signs and symptoms and prevent it from worsening-
Prevention is better than cure
The best way to avoid any disease is to take precautionary measures to avoid letting it happen in the first place. Dermatologists may recommend medicines and various treatments, but your routine habits also play a major role. Always use mild skin products and be gentle to your skin. Keep your face protected from the harmful UV rays by applying good sun block creams. In addition, beware of the triggers that cause new flare-ups on your face; it might be hot or cold temperatures, winds blowing on your face, eating spicy food, taking stress etc.
Be careful with self medication
Don’t go overboard with beauty products that you see in the market claiming to treat Rosacea. Many cosmetic brands make extraordinary claims that are mostly bogus. Using cover up foundations and powders may be helpful in covering redness on face giving only temporary results. Rosacea is generally diagnosed by physical examination and medical history. At times, the blood tests may be required to identify the actual subtype of Rosacea one might be suffering from. In such a situation, applying products or doing DIY treatments without consultation of an expert may worsen up your situation.
Consult an experienced dermatologist
Dermatologists are the trained skin specialists and one can easily obtain an expert opinion from them. They are in a better position to diagnose the condition and suggest treatments accordingly. They may suggest medications and regimen of antibiotic creams and oral antibiotics. If the situation doesn’t get any better, then they may work with you to develop a treatment plan. The skin experts have absolute knowledge of advanced treatments in skin care to preserve your skin’s beauty and health, so one shouldn’t lose hope.
It has often been observed that people getting worried about developing Rosacea may actually not be suffering from and they may have another condition altogether. So it gets important to do a proper research yourself or by consulting an expert. Getting the right treatment means getting a correct diagnosis first as each subtype gets a different treatment approach.