Q. What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition affecting mainly the face. It is commoner in women than men. It starts usually in the 20s and can last for many years.
Q. What are the features of Rosacea?
- Redness around the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. This blushing can be mild or intense. In the early stages of rosacea, it can disappear after a few hours, but later, this redness is persistent.
- Increased sensitivity to face products, even water can cause stinging sometimes.
- Tiny visible blood vessels
- Red bumps
- Red bumps filled with pus
- Larger nodules
- In later stages, thickening of the skin of nose, cheeks, chin and forehead.
Q. I have noticed that my symptoms of rosacea worsen when I drink tea or coffee?
Yes. Rosacea can be triggered by heat or sun, spicy foods, caffeine, smoking, alcohol, emotional flares and heavy exercise.
Q. How can Rosacea be treated ?
To establish a diagnosis is the first step
- Medical management starts with using mild cleansers and skin care products. Antibiotic gels or creams and oral antibiotics, isotretinoin and anti inflammatory may be prescribed.
- iPulse treatment (Photofacial)is strongly advised in cases of rosacea. If we start early treatment with ipulse, then we can arrest the progress of rosacea.
Q. Are there any lifestyle changes that will help my Rosacea?
This list will help you manage your rosacea better –