A common skin problem, Rosacea, often begins with the inclination towards blushing or flushing quicker than other people. People suffering from rosacea have red bumps on their faces. This redness gradually spreads and reaches beyond the face to chin, forehead, eyes and ears. In extreme cases, it can also reach the back of a person.
Rosacea is often misunderstood as some other skin problems. For example, people mistake rosacea for pimple, acne, or some skin infection. However, rosacea, if not treated at the early stage, can worsen. It can also affect the eyes and cause vision problems or pain. You should look for medical assistance if such problem appears.
Rosacea has four subtypes:
- Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, visible blood vessels.
- Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.
- Phymatous rosacea: Skin thickens and has a bumpy texture.
- Ocular rosacea: Eyes red and irritated, eyelids can be swollen, and person may have what looks like a sty.
Rosacea: The Causes
Though reasons causing rosacea are not yet established like reasons behind diabetes and cancer, yet, the medical scientists have come up with some clues. Below are the possible causes of rosacea:
- Genes: Many people suffering from rosacea have family members with the same problem. Therefore, there is the possibility that people inherit the genes causing rosacea!
- The immune system : Persons with acne-like rosacea react to a bacterium named bacillus oleronius. This reaction becomes the reason behind their immune system overacting. A section of medical experts believes that this overacting of immune system might cause rosacea.
- Environment and lifestyle: Other than the reasons mentioned above, your lifestyle and surrounding can also trigger rosacea. Exposure to direct sunlight, extreme low or high temperatures, hot baths, your food intakes that are spicy, or alcohol can cause rosacea as well.
People at risk of rosacea:
Rosacea can affect anyone. However, there are facts that make some people at the increased risk of rosacea.
- Age: People in the age group of 30-50 are more prone to rosacea.
- Skin colour: People with fair skin can easily get rosacea than people with dark skin.
- Acne history: Those who had severe acne in the past, are most likely to develop rosacea.
- Family: Having a family history of rosacea increases the chances of getting affected by rosacea.
- Women: Rosacea often develops in women than men. Being a woman put you at the risk of getting affected by rosacea!
Above mentioned conditions are based on studies. Rosacea can affect anyone, of any age group, having any skin complexion! It can affect even children as well.
Symptoms of rosacea:
- The signs of rosacea include:
- Flushing of the face on short intervals
- Stubborn redness on the face that sticks for a long time
- Red bumps on the face that are often swollen and lumpy, filled with pus and those make skin feel hot and tender
- Visible blood vessels or the spider veins on the face
- Dryness, irritation in eyes, and sensitivity to light or swollen and reddened eyelids
- Thickening of the skin on nose
Prevention from rosacea:
Not much is in the hands of people in case of rosacea! However, you can stick to certain precautions to minimize the risk of rosacea or mitigate the intensity of it. You should avoid:
- Emotional distress
- Stay away from extreme cold or hot temperatures
- Avoid direct exposure to the sunlight
- Be safe with what you do. Don’t indulge in heavy physical works
- Alcoholic intakes
- Food with spice in abundance and hot beverages
- Sauna or hot baths
Treatment of rosacea at MedLinks:
Treatment of rosacea becomes very crucial. It requires a complete clinical examination before moving ahead with an appropriate treatment method. Different types of rosacea have different treatment approaches. Some of them are:
- Medication is the first option. A medicine might be suggested to be applied directly on rosacea.
- Applying sunscreen daily can help to cover up the flare ups.
- Emollient: Emollients help in the repairing of skin.
- Lasers and other light treatments.
- Antibiotics: Antibiotics may be used as pills or may be applied to the skin.
Other than the above treatments, procedures may include:
Why should you come at MedLinks for rosacea treatment?
At MedLinks, you will find the latest technologies in use. Moreover, the experts at MedLinks are qualified from the most reputable institutions in India. They have plenty of experience in providing comprehensive treatment of rosacea. Our experts understand that different people have different skin, and they minutely examine a person before getting into treatment procedures. MedLinks has the privilege of having treated many international patients as well. You can get a quick appointment with our expert Dermatologists very easily.