What Is Rosacea

What Causes Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition which affects many people worldwide. It is both embarrassing and uncomfortable.  Sufferers have to endure skin redness, which causes flushing and , in some cases lumps and bumps appear around the nose area.

Eyes can also become sore with the added misery of a burning sensation.rosacea_web

Causes Of Rosacea

What Causes Rosacea is not really known.  Hereditary factors come in to play and our environment certainly aggravates the condition. Women are more likely to be affected by Rosacea but it is thought men are likely to suffer a more severe form.  One theory is that men are less likely to seek advice and therefore not get the treatment they need.  Those who tend to blush easily and more frequently are said to be more at risk.

It can be mistaken for acne due to the similarity in appearance.  They are most certainly entirely different skin conditions.

Rosacea has caused many celebrities to seek help for this upsetting skin problem.  One example is Desperate Housewive’s star Cynthia Nixon who has openly spoken about her battle to cure her Rosacea.

There has been the suggestion that Rosacea can be made worse by alcohol.  This has been dismissed as completely untrue.  Although it is not an actual cause of the problem it could actually aggravate it.

Other Factors

  • Stress
  • Heat – Hot Baths and Showers
  • Sunlight
  • Spicy Foods
  • Exercise

How Do I Know I Have Rosacea

With varying symptoms, these are the most common

  • Stinging or burning
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Redness of the ears, face or chest
  • Pimples or lumps on the skin


Rosacea TreatmentsIPL-Rosacea-Treatment

Antibiotics such as Teracycline and Erythomicin are effective in reducing the condition and are commonly prescribed by doctors.  They will give temporary relief to the problem but do not really provide a long term solution.  The symptoms could reoccur.

There is also the fact that some antibiotics have side effects, for instance Erythomicin is known to cause stomach discomfort and other potential issues

Natural Alternative Cures For Rosacea

Compounds containing all natural properties have been very successful in reducing Rosacea. They are far more gentle on the skin and help to minimise outbreaks while reducing harmful toxins which in turn helps to stop the Rosacea from returning.

Chemically based treatments can often be quite abrasive to the skin and can cause drying and irritation

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