Monday, April 19, 2010

More About Rosacea

As I mentioned in today's earlier post, April is rosacea awareness month. And in an effort to help spread the word about this disorder, I thought I'd include some handy-dandy info, courtesy of The National Rosacea Society.

What is rosacea?
It is a common disorder that affects facial skin. Over 16 millions of Americans have rosacea, and though it's hard to ignore, it's easy to dismiss. Rosacea makes facial skin look red, almost acne-prone, and has adverse effects on sufferers' self-esteem.

What causes rosacea and is there a cure?
The cause is unknown and there are no cures, though there are many ways to deal with rosacea.

What does rosacea look like?
Any one of the following warning signs is a signal to see a dermatologist or other knowledgeable physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment before the signs and symptoms become increasingly severe:
  • Redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead.
  • Small visible blood vessels on the face.
  • Bumps or pimples on the face.
  • Watery or irritated eyes.
How is rosacea treated?
If you have rosacea, your doctor can help you determine what's right for you. Some options include oral antibiotics, topical therapies, and even laser treatment. Patients with rosacea are encouraged to use gentle, non-abrasive facial cleansers, and to avoid things like loofahs and sponges. People with rosacea should also use SPF to avoid additional sun damage.

For more information about rosacea, please visit this site.

1 comment:

About Rosacea said...

Rosacea is a chronic facial skin disorder which causes redness of the skin, swelling of the skin, and redness of the eyes. There are many sites that provide skin care products for rosacea problem.