Rosacea symptoms can vary, but the following symptoms below are most common:
Flushing for no apparent reason
Persistent redness that feels like a sunburn
Bumps and pimples that sting
Visible blood vessels or capillaries
Red patches on the skin
Skin thickening, especially on the nose
The exact cause of rosacea has yet to be discovered.
Various specialists have different theories. Some say that rosacea may be a generalized blood vessel disorder explaining the flushes; while others claim that the stomach’s Helicobacter Pylori (a virus which produces ulcers) could be the main cause. There is also a theory that Rosacea is caused by a mite under the skin.
Although doctors feel there is no cure for Rosacea, there are ways to control and improve the symptoms.
Oral or topical prescription drugs can treat bumps and redness. Some doctors may prescribe antibiotics, followed by a long-term use of topical therapy.
These treatments can constrict and reduce the visible blood vessels, as well as lessen the redness and red patches. Impressive results are seen after 3 to 5 treatments.
Maintenance treatments are required yearly to control Rosacea.
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