What is rosacea?
Is a very common skin disease that affects people over the age of 30. It causes redness on nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Some people get little bumps and pimples on the red parts of their faces. Rosacea can also cause burning and soreness in the eyes.
Excact causes of rosacea are unknown. Heredity, hormonal imbalances, chronic sun exposure and gastrointestinal problems, such as H.pylori, ae factors linked to this disease. Things that cause a flare-up are called triggers. Common triggers are exercise, sun and wind exposure, hot weather, stress, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot baths. Swings in temperature from hot to cold or cold to hot can also cause a flare-up of rosacea.
People with rosacea may have, a flushed, red face with sensitive, dry skin that may burn or sting. In rare cases, rosacea that is not treated may cause permanent effects, such as thickening of the skin on your face or loss of vision. It may cause knobby bumps on the nose, called rhinophyma. Over time, it can give the nose a swollen, waxy look. .
There is not permanent therapy for rosacea. Treatment depends on disease severity and targets mainly to esthetically improvment. In early stages trigger foods and situations must be avoided, and topical vessel contraction creams are required. High protection sun screen is essential. The doctor can prescribe topical antibiotics or azelaic acid. In most serius disease states laser surgery must be applied.
There are several nutrients, hebs and homeopathy substances that can ameliorate rosacea symptoms. Those are vitamin A, turmeric, natural bioflavonoids such as rutin, and the homeopathic Lachesis, Lycopodium and Causticum. Avoid the use of nutritional supplements such as gingko biloba, green tea, green coffee, arginine, cayenne, niacin.
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