Treating Rosacea

Treating Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition characterized by small, superficially dilated blood vessels mostly affecting the face. 

It is typically distributed in a butterfly formation around the nose and is distinguished by the existence of pimples an intense redness some swelling at times around the nose, cheeks.chin

What is the cause of Rosacea?

The cause is unknown, although it seems to run in families suggesting a genetic cause.

Aggravating Factors:

  1. Heat
  2. Exercise
  3. Spicy food
  4. Alcohol
  5. Sunlight
  6. Stress
  7. Hormonal imbalance

Treatment:

Not curative but some treatment options to control it exist such as:

 

  1. Laser treatment 
  2. Intense Pulse Light treatment 
  3. Antibiotics: metronidazole, doxcycline
  4. Avoidance of aggravating factors
  5. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant skin formulations like azelaic acid and green tea respectively

 

Although the condition is chronic with a combination of treatments it can be well controlled.

 

 

Author
Dr. Anteneh Roba

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