How to identify and cure Rosacea

Written by: Dra. Rosa Mª Casanovas Puigbonet
Edited by: Patricia Fernández Ramos

Redness of the face, along with the presence of very similar to acne bumps may indicate the presence of Rosacea, which is a common inflammatory process of the skin.


Symptoms of Rosacea

Symptoms of Rosacea Rosacea usually occurs in the central part of the face: cheeks, forehead, nose, around the mouth and chin.

These symptoms, which vary depending on each case may have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Redness of the central part of the face, covering the convex areas of cheeks, nose and forehead.
  • Telangiectasia: small blood vessels in the skin to dilate become visible.
  • Papulopustules: many patients suffering from Rosacea develop red grains or beans papules and pus or pustules on the face.
  • Flushing: tendency to blush easily, especially after stimuli such as temperature changes, alcohol or stress.
  • Eye symptoms: Rosacea can also affect the eyes, causing burning sensation, itching, dryness, increased sensitivity to light or inflammation of the eyelids.

Given the symptoms, you should consult a specialist dermatologist to prescribe treatment adjusted to each case, in addition to avoiding triggers.


Causes of Rosacea

The essential factors that can trigger a Rosacea are genetic, and response to external stimuli such as sun exposure, alcohol, stress, hot or cold temperature and spicy foods.


Treatment of rosacea

It is essential that patients diagnosed with Rosacea protect themselves from sunlight, and using high-power light protection creams daily.

In addition, it is recommended to use mild soaps and avoid alcoholic lotions.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Rosa Mª Casanovas Puigbonet

Dr. Casanovas Puigbonet is a renowned specialist in dermatology currently holds the Gabinet Mèdic of Diagnosi i Tractament of Girona and the Montserrat Mèdic Centre Mataro.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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