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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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.
Rosacea is a facial skin damage affecting especially Irish, Scottish and English people, but also African Americans and around 13 million Americans. It represents a chronicle inflammation of the skin with redness of the nose, chin and chicks; it can appear for the first time in the adolescence and develop through dilatation of blood vessels and appearance of red papules all around the face.
According to the latest researches Rosacea is mainly caused by a very sensitive blood vessel system of the face or even dysfunctions of vascular origin. Most predisposed to Rosacea are people who easily blush due to a hyper-dilatation of blood vessels. Also some external factors can worsen symptoms of Rosacea: sun, wind, some skin care products, cold or hot air, physical irritation as well as alcohol, very warm beverages and spicy foods. Internal triggers are strong feelings and emotions, stress, different hormonal activity such as menstruation and menopause, exhausting exercises and anxiety.
The first stage of Rosacea debuts with passing blushing, further on comes the persistent redness and an enlargement of the nose called rhyonphema. There is also a medium form of Rosacea manifested by swollen face and week till months lasting redness. Different pustules and papules can appear causing days lasting pain and discomfort leading to a shaken social and emotional life. Patients with Rosacea are very sensitive to skin care products such as cosmetics, sun filters, and acne preparations. Misinterpreted can easily be ocular symptoms like dry eyes, conjunctivitis, irritation, foreign object sensation and frequent tears.
The medical prescription for Rosacea includes local and oral antibiotics that manage to treat pustules and papules in middle cases but have no effect whatsoever on blushing, teleangiectasia or facial redness. This kind of treatment can lead to a disruption in patient’s social lives as it necessitates a restraining from all personal factors causing Rosacea.
Usually patients treated this way complain of little improvement and also worsen symptoms. Their face turns into a permanent red surface accompanied by a burning sensation. As rhynophema starts to appear, meaning an enlargement of the nose, the only remaining option is surgery that can only be performed when the growth is extreme. Everyday life becomes a challenge as there are triggers you simply cannot avoid, such as:
1. All kind of skin care products or cleansers as well as sun filters, constraining you to stay away from sun
2. Passing from cold to hot environments
3. Food and beverage triggers causing you to rapidly lose weight
4. Any kind of strong light, especially fluorescent light in the microscope
5. Strong emotions like crying or laughing, stress at work or professional deadlines leading to instant flush
All this triggers tend to make your life more stressful and hard, and you slowly start to develop erytrophobia, an extreme fear of being red. Discussion with other Rosacea patients informs you it’s not only you having these problems. Most of them don’t react well to antibiotic treatment which forces them to give up their usual habits.
Although every case of Rosacea is unique, there are a few general treatments that might just work:
1. Laser and Photoderm IPL correct dilated vessels, improve redness of the face and can decrease the blushing periods.
2. Accutane containing Isotrentinoin with vitamin A helps treating several disorders of the skin by improving keratinisation, controlling the activity of sebaceous glands and reducing skin inflammation. Its use treats papules, burning sensation and controls rhynophema. The only side-effect is it cannot be used by pregnant women as it induces fetus malformations.
3. Epidermis, the external layer of the skin could show some abnormalities leading to local inflammation and an increased blood flow. Most common used and with good results are zinc oxide and dimethicone, both protecting against irritation, sun, wind and other external triggers if applied on the face.