Sarasota Skin- Rosacea

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that causes redness in the face. It also causes red,  pus-filled bumps to develop on the skin.  Rosacea has a tendency to get worse if it is left untreated. This condition is often mistaken for other skin conditions, such as eczema or a skin allergy.

The exact causes of rosacea are not known.  However, doctors believe that there is a combination of environmental and hereditary factors that contribute to this condition. Spicy foods, hot beverages or food, hot baths, corticosteroids, extreme temperature changes and certain blood pressure medications are some of the factors that contribute to rosacea.

Furthermore, there are certain people who are at a greater risk for developing this condition. People who have a family history of this condition are more likely to develop it themselves.  This condition is most likely to affect people who are between the ages of 30 and 60. Family history is another thing that increases the risk of this condition.

There are a number of treatments available to help alleviate the signs and symptoms of rosacea. Most people need to get a combination of a prescription strength gel, lotion or cream and an oral medication. Metrogel, Renova and Azelex are some of the medications that are frequently used to treat this condition. Minocycline and tetracycline are two of the oral medications that can be used to treat rosacea.

There is nothing that can be done to prevent rosacea, but people can control their symptoms by following their treatment plan. They also need to make sure that they avoid the triggers. Additionally, water-based, oil-free skin care products should be used.

 

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