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What rosacea looks like?

Tiny blood vessels, which many call spider veins, can develop. Some people see small red bumps. Usually appearing in crops, some of the red bumps may contain pus. Dermatologists call the pus-filled bumps “pustules”. If the bumps do not contain pus, they are called “papules”. These pustules and papules resemble acne, so people often refer o rosacea as “adult acne”. Unlike acne, blackheads do not develop. Rosacea also can cause the affected skin to swell. In more advanced cases, a condition called rhinophyma may develop. Caused by enlarged oil glands in the skin, rhinophyma makes the nose larger and the cheeks puffy. Thick bumps may develop on the lower half of the nose and nearby cheeks. Most people do not develop rhinophyma; those who do tend o be men.

Treatment

 To effectively manage rosacea, combination of treatments tailored to the individual patient is recommended. This approach can stop rosacea from progressing and sometimes reverses rosacea.

Many rosacea treatments are applied directly to the affected skin. Creams, lotions, foams, washes, gels and pads that contain topical antibiotic, azelaic acid, metronidazole, sulfacetamide, retinoids, or benzyl peroxide may be prescribed. Faster results may be seen with oral antibiotics.

Tips for Rosacea Patients:


  • Avoid certain foods and drinks. Spicy foods, hot drinks, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages are common rosacea triggers.
  • Practice good sun protection. Sun exposure seems to be the most common trigger. Seek shade when possible. Limit exposure to sulight, wear protective clothing, and use nonirritating broad-spectrum (offers protection from UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
  • Protect your skin from extreme hot and cold temperatures. These can exacerbate rosacea. Exercise in a cool environment. Do not overheat. Protect your face from cold and wind with a nonirritating scarf or ski mask.
  • Avoid rubbing, scrubbing, or massaging the face.
  • Keep your skin care routine simple. Fever products better.
  • Avoid cosmetics and skin care products that contain alcohol or other irritating substances. Use hair sprays properly, avoiding contact with facial skin.
  • Note flushing episodes. While the above are common triggers, what causes rosacea to flare in one person may not trigger it in another. By writing down what foods, products, activities, medications, and other things cause your rosacea to flare, you will learn your triggers

 

Rosacea can be treated with the following procedures:



Rosacea

Is a common skin disease that frequently begins as a tendency to flush or blush easily. As rosacea progresses, people often develop persistent redness in the center of the face. This redness may gradually spread beyond the nose and cheeks to the forehead and chin. Even the ears, chest, and back can be affected.

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