Or will it worsen my rosacea even more?
Why I am writing this to find out if you have rosacea? There is a simple reason. Many people find that their face is permanently red with some acne like pimples. But they treat it as acne and never realize that they may be having rosacea. What is rosacea and how to find out if you have it?
Rosacea makes the face look red. Especially the central part of the face always looks red in rosacea. This begins slowly. If found in time, a lot can be done to stop this. But once rosacea develops fully, nothing much can be done. If you notice that your face blushes after drinking hot drinks, tea or coffee suspect rosacea. If your face becomes red after you eat anything spicy, suspect rosacea. If your face becomes red when you are out in the sun suspect rosacea.
Rosacea- how it devlops
Once you begin blushing suspect that rosacea is affecting you. Slowly the red color will become permanent. Many people feel very embarrassed with red nose. Many rosacea patients have pimples that make the condition still worse. Anytime you find that your face is looking red compared to others, please do not ignore it. If rosacea is found early it can be treated.
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Rosacea is a very serious condition affecting especially North Americans from 30 to 50 years of age; it can lead to serious facial, ocular and emotional damages if overlooked. It usually affects women and is frequently ignored because people don’t discuss about it or because doctors don’t always identify it.
The neglecting of Rosacea is often caused by it atypical signs in the beginning, by its low appearance in the adolescence or at dark-skinned people. The most important sign of Rosacea is Rhinopema, usually seen in men.
About the physiopathology of Rosacea we know it’s an inflammatory condition caused by some food and beverages, chemical, emotional and environmental triggers. The exact relation between Rosacea and stress is not known, but according to studies there is a strong link with Helicobacter Pylori, Demodex Folliculorum, migraines and infections.
Symptoms like face flushing can also occur in mastocitosis and carcinoma syndrome, when it has no particular triggers and is accompanied by cardiac, pulmonary and gastrointestinal factors.
Because they are often regarded as alcohol drinkers and also due to flushing, erythema and different pustules and papules, patients suffering from Rosacea tend to have very low self-esteem, suffer from anxiety and doubt themselves their capacity for work or sexual activity.
Rosacea can sometimes lead to ocular problems that could get to the stage of needing a corneal transplant. Patients with Rosacea should therefore consult a doctor as soon as possible, as well as people with intractable blepharities or conjunctivitis.
The first treatment stage is avoiding triggers for Rosacea, control sun exposure and use sun filters with simethicone and cyclometicone, avoid using irritating cosmetics.
Oral antibiotics like tetracycline, vibramicyne, metronidaole as well as local antibiotics like metronidazole cream or gel beastly handle pustular and papular Rosacea. Metronidazole can also reduce redness and teleangiectasia but can induce burning sensations to some patients. For pregnant women it can be replaced with clyndamicine as it produces fetus malformations. The gel or cream containing antibiotics should be applied on the entire surface of the face, not only on spots you consider have worse lesions.
Rosacea is a chronicle condition and therefore it needs to be monitorised frequently and requires a long-term treatment with metronidazole gel to keep symptoms under control.
and does it work? I just started. I did a survey on rosacea and was told that cetaphil helps to relieve rosacea and was given a coupon towards cetaphil. It’s made by the same compnay that make metrogel. I sure hope it works.
Anyone else trying it?
the company that made this said to use it. and they made metrogel too
also i got rosacea after i got pregant 16 years ago. and it hasn’t gotten any worse. i just needed something to calm it some. i do not have it like other people do.
i asked who used it not what to use
i have minor rosacea not bad enough to be on medication . but sometimes it will get worse like it is right now and it becomes very itchy and stings a little. it rarely gets to the point of itching but when it does it eventually goes away i just cant remember how long this usually takes for it to stop itching . should i apply moisturizer will that help ?
Rosacea debuts usually at about 20 to 40 years of age, most commonly at persons with light skin. Today about 13 million North Americans suffer from Rosacea, in the specialty books it is known as “The curse of the Celts”.
Rosacea is a facial skin damaging chronicle process, long-lasting and non-scarring and it can easily be mistaken with acne. It starts by seeing more frequent flushing and persistent redness of the face; sometimes it can get worse in time, other times it remains at the same level of severity. Disrupted blood vessels especially on the nose, sign known as Teleangiectasie, and the appearance of pustules and papules are also important symptoms in diagnosing Rosacea. Blackheads and Whiteheads are no signs for this kind of disease.
People with Rosacea usually experience dry eyes and inflammations such as conjunctivitis and blepharitis. Rhinophyma, the increase of the nose is an inconstant sign of Rosacea and can often be encountered in men without this sort of problems.
If you assume you could be suffering from Rosacea, try having this quiz:
1. Do you have burning sensations on your face?
2. Does it become persistent redness when you blush?
3. Do you see any pimples on your face?
4. Do you see disrupted blood vessels on your nose or chicks?
5. Are your eyes dry and rough?
6. Do you feel your skin has thickened, most likely on your nose area?
If you discover you suffer from Rosacea try to follow this few steps for treatment:
1. Find out as much as you can about this illness!
2. Try to come across the factors that cause you blush and avoid them!
3. Take under control all signs and symptoms of Rosacea!
4. Maintain and manage the development and the complications of Rosacea!
5. Understand Rosacea is a chronicle disorder of your skin and it requires a long-term treatment!
Here are a few steps you can personally follow to improve your condition:
A. Avoid all items leading to an increase of the body’s central temperature: -sun cold, wind, hot food and drinks, alcohol, exercise, medication containing vasodilating factors and steroids, greasy, drying or perfumed cosmetics.
B. Care daily for your facial skin by avoiding very warm water and coarse towels, do not use astringents, exfoliating substances and toners, and treat your hair against dandruff or dermatitis with seborrhea as they usually coexist with Rosacea.
C. Cosmetic cover-up or anti-redness products might be helpful sometimes
D. Look for groups for patients with the same problem as yours.