Rosacea

Below you will find more information about Rosacea from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Rosacea it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Rosacea and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Rosacea comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

This condition is very common but oftentimes misunderstood which commonly affects women. The condition starts as erythema (redness or flushing) on the center of the face and across the cheeks, nose or forehead. This condition is sometimes confused and co-exist with acne vulgaris and/or seborrheic dermatitis.

Diagnosis

For the moment there are no specific tests for rosacea. Diagnosis is based on appearance alone.

Treatment

Trigger avoidance to reduce onset of rosacea Using non-irritating cleansers Protection from the sun with the use of sun block or sunscreen with at least SPF 15 Oral tetracycline antibiotics and topical antibiotics like metronidazole Topical azelaic acid like Finacea (15%) Eyelid hygiene for eyelid infections - scrubbing eyelids daily with diluted baby shampoo Dermatological vascular laser CO2 lasers to get rid of excess tissue Combination of plant-sourced Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Silymarin for flushing and skin redness

Symptoms and Signs

The known symptoms are redness of the skin, bumps in the skin, pimples, nasal sin is thick and small facial blood vessels are broken. During exercising persisting redness happens, temperature change and cleansing.

Causes

Elevated levels of peptide cathelicidin Increased levels of stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (SCTEs) Hereditary - especially those that are fair-skinned of Celtic or European ancestry Triggers such as foods or exposure to extreme heatthat leads to episodes of blushing and flushing. Some medications and topical irritants can elevate rosacea. Some studies showed an increased numbers of the mite especially those that are experiencing steroid induced rosacea.

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