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What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness and pimples on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. The redness may come and go. People sometimes call rosacea "adult acne", because it can cause outbreaks that look like acne. It can also cause burning and soreness in the eyes and eyelids.
Rosacea can be embarrassing. And if it's untreated, it can get worse. If the symptoms bother you, see your doctor and learn how to control it.
What causes Rosecea?
Doctors are not sure about what exactly causes Rosacea. They do know it tends to affect people who have fair skin or who blush easily.
Rosacea is not caused by alcohol abuse, as people have thought in the past. But people who have rosacea shouldn't drink in access.
Rosacea often flairs when something causes the blood vessels in the face to expand, which causes redness. These called the triggers. Common triggers are excercise, sun and wnd exposure, hot weather, stress, hot and spicy food, alcohol, hot baths—or swings of temperature.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms are a flushed face, bumps or pimples on the face. Sometimes these symptoms can lasts for days and can include the appearance of tiny red veins and symptoms of burning or itching, especially when one uses creams or Rx. The skin can feel dry as well.
It can also effect the eyes, which can become red and irritated.
How is it treated?
Doctors can prescribe medicines, and other treatments. There is no cure, but with treatments, most people can control the symptoms. Treatments can include:
* Tretinoin(RetinA based products)
How can you prevent Rosacea flare-ups?
Find your triggers...
* Use sunscreen every day
* Be gentle with your skin
* Take care of your eyes