The key for the treatment/management of Rosacea is correct timely diagnosis. Hence don’t delay instead consult your Dermatologist:
MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT ROSACEA
PLZ Note: A condition known as Telangiectasia may or may not be associated with rosacea.
Telangiectasia is a condition characterize by small enlarged visible superficial blood vessels, appearing as small red or purple clusters on facial skin.
Experts are not sure what causes rosacea though it seems to run in families hence it is thought to be genetic.
Rosacea is usually diagnosed by a dermatologist visually through a physical examination and history of your symptoms. In some cases, your doctor may need to rule out other conditions, such as other forms of acne, psoriasis, various forms of eczema or lupus, which can sometimes cause similar signs and symptoms.
The signs and symptoms of rosacea vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must therefore be tailored by a physician for each individual case.
(This condition cannot be fully prevented. It can only be controlled from getting full blown.)
IF YOU have any skin concerns like (uneven skin tone, acne, post acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, sagging skin, dullness, stubborn blackheads, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, enlarged pores, complexion enhancement, dark spots, sun spots, rosacea, melasma, skin allergies etc) then in addition to your daily regime you will require TARGETED TREATMENT regime which is specific for your skin concern but at the same time is also mild on your skin (eg milder forms of retinoids/pigment reducing ingredients etc).
COMMON QUERIES- RESOLVED
Q1) Is rosacea contagious?
Ans: No. Rosacea is not an infectious disease and it cannot be spread by contact with the skin or through inhaling airborne bacteria.
Q2) Will my rosacea get worse with age?
Ans: There is no way to predict how an individual’s rosacea will progress, although the signs and symptoms tend to become increasingly severe if left untreated.
Q3) What are the most common lifestyle and environmental factors that aggravate rosacea or trigger flare-ups?
Ans: Some of the most common rosacea triggers are: sun exposure, emotional stress, hot or cold weather, wind, alcohol, spicy foods, heavy exercise, hot baths, heated beverages and certain skin-care products.
Q4) What about long-term side effects?
Ans: Topical therapy results in such minimal levels of medication in the bloodstream, if any, that there is virtually no risk of systemic side.
Q5) What skin-care products are appropriate to use with rosacea?
Ans: a) Products containing alcohol, witch hazel, fragrance, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus oil, clove oil and salicylic acid can irritate the skin of rosacea sufferers. Also avoid astringents and exfoliating agents.
b) Sunscreens or sunblocks effective against the full spectrum of ultraviolet A and B radiation can be especially important for rosacea patients. Also physical blocks utilizing zinc or titanium dioxide may be effective if chemical sunscreens cause irritation.
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