Rosacea on the face

Rosacea is a constantly recurring disease that occurs on the face as edema, redness, vasodilation, and a rash.

The appearance of rosacea on the face:

  • external factors:
  • natural
  • nicotine,
  • face products
  • physical exercise,
  • menopause;
  • nutritional factors – everything that irritates the gastric mucosa:
  • seasoning,
  • hot drinks,
  • alcohol,
  • citrus,
  • medications,
  • spicy food;
  • digestive tract disease;
  • heredity;
  • mental disorders;
  • Demodex – ciliary mite;
  • infectious diseases.

Basically, rosacea on the face affects the female sex. One of the complications of the disease – rhinophyma (a skin disease, as a result of which the nose is enlarged and disfigured) also affects men. The peak of the heyday of the disease is reached between the ages of forty and fifties. And the onset of the disease occurs in the third – fourth decade.    

There are three stages of the development of the disease.

The initial stage is caused by redness of the face, such as the cheeks, nose and middle part of the forehead. Over time, redness appears more often, swelling and burning appear, and the skin peels off.  

In the second stage, abscesses and acne occur, which subsequently spread to the entire face, they can also be found in the scalp and chest area, sometimes occur on the back.

If the rosacea is not treated in time, then, like any disease, it will begin to progress. The third stage of the disease is manifested by the formation of inflammatory nodes, due to the compaction of the affected areas of the skin. Typically thickened areas of the face: auricles, nose and forehead.  

There is an ophthalmic form of rosacea, it manifests itself as dry eyes, tearing, itching, vision becomes blurry, mint sensation, painful perception of light and other symptoms. In this case, you must immediately contact an ophthalmologist.

In order to choose the right rosacea treatment, it is necessary to find out the cause and stage of the disease. 

To begin with, all factors affecting the appearance of the disease should be excluded, if they could be established.

The most effective drugs in the treatment of rosacea are considered antibiotics from the tetracycline group. Gels and ointments are used to relieve redness and swelling of the skin of the face. Prescribe vitamin, anti-allergenic and sedative drugs.   

As well as home treatment, lotions are made from chamomile, calendula, string and cranberry. 

It is necessary to follow a diet and doctor’s recommendations.

event_note May 25, 2020

account_box Dr. Peter B Milburn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *