Causes of Rosacea
Rosacea causes skin redness, and its symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing. But other symptom such as burning and stinging sensations, pustules, visible thin blood veins can develop when the conditions getting worse. Rosacea causes skin redness, and its symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing.
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Benefits of rosacea treatments
The control of the symptoms is a widely acknowledged benefit of rosacea treatments, however there is a psychological benefit too. Many people with rosacea have reported feelings of low self-esteem, depression, embarrassment, anxiety and frustration. While it is important that you come to terms with the fact that the condition is incurable, it is controllable and treatments will help. As physical symptoms start to improve most people also report feeling better both psychologically and emotionally.
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There are no diagnostic laboratory tests for rosacea but your doctor or dermatologist will diagnose the condition by:
- examining your skin
- talking to you and asking questions about your symptoms
- asking about possible triggers you may have experienced
If you like to wear make-up then rosacea isn’t a reason to stop, but we do have a few recommendations:
- Before applying make-up cleanse and moisturise with products suitable for your skin; always treat your skin gently, don’t rub or pull with your fingertips.
- Keep the products you use simple, the more products (with more ingredients) you use the more likely you are to aggravate your skin
- Use of an SPF15 or aboveis advised to protect the skin from sun exposure
There is no cure for rosacea, however dermatological treatments can control or reverse its signs and symptoms. No treatment can be guaranteed to switch rosacea off forever, however long-term treatments control symptoms and can clear the spots. Treatment works best if started when rosacea is at an early stage.
Rosacea is not considered an infectious disease, and there is no evidence that it can be spread by contact with the skin or through inhaling airborne bacteria. The effectiveness of antibiotics against rosacea symptoms is widely believed to be due to their anti-inflammatory effect, rather than their ability to destroy bacteria