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Information on Rosacea

Rosacea is a certain chronic medical condition which involves inflammations and affects the skin of adult persons. It is commonly recognized by redness of the facial skin and small red pustules or bumps filled with pus. If a person leaves rosacea untreated it tends to progress even further and only get worse over time. In most cases rosacea is a cyclic type of medical condition. The symptoms tend to flare up for certain amounts of time which may be weeks or months before diminishing, only to flare up again after a while, and so on. It is also fairly common that people often mistake rosacea for certain other medical conditions such as eczema or skin allergies. Rosacea cannot be cured completely, but its signs and symptoms can be controlled by numerous methods of treatment. If a person suffers from rosacea, it is highly recommended to visit a doctor in order to determine a proper diagnosis.
It is important to persist with the prescribed treatment plan, even if rosacea improves or clears completely. The treatment plan needs to
be maintained no matter what. The treatment usually includes constant use of topical medications and lifestyle measures on a regular daily basis. The skin needs to be treated gently with cleansers and skin care products which are based on water and not oil. Products which contain alcohol or other types of irritants need to be avoided at all costs. Every individual case of rosacea is triggered by certain factors. These triggers need to be avoided as much as possible. The most common triggers of rosacea include stress, alcohol consumption, spicy foods, sun exposure and extreme temperatures.
Lifestyle and home remedies
When staying out in the sun, it is highly recommended a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30. During the winter, the face needs to be protected by a ski mask or a scarf. The face should never be touched too much or rubbed because it may lead to the irritation of the facial skin. If a person uses moisturizers and topical medicaments, the moisturizer should be applied to the skin only after the medicament has dried properly. Noncomedogenic skin care products are highly recommended. Overheating should be avoided, and the same can be said for most make up items. There are also certain alternative remedies for all those who suffer from rosacea. Those include vitamin K, oregano oil, laurelwood, emu oil and colloidal silver.

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