ROSACEA

Description

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in your face

Symptoms

  • Facial redness
  • Swollen red bumps
  • Eye problems
  • Enlarged nose
  • Burning and stinging sensations
  • Visible broken blood vessels

Causes

  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Temperature extremes
  • Cosmetics
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Stress
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels

Risk Factors

  • People with fair skin
  • Develops in people between the ages of 30 and 50
  • Family history of rosacea
  • Smoke

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical examination

Treatment

  • Laser therapy
  • Topical treatments that include:
  • Metronidazole cream or gel
  • Azelaic acid cream or gel
  • Ivermectin cream
  • Brimonidine tartrate
  • Medications:
  • Oral isotretinoin
  • Oral antibiotics that include:
  • Tetracycline
  • Oxytetracycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Erythromycin

Lifestyle Management

  • Avoid drinking alcohol
  • Avoid direct sunlight
  • Exercise regularly