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Rosacea and what I know now!
I’ve been reading articles on Rosacea. I’ll be honest I’m not any kind of person to look to for information on these conditions or any other skin conditions that we might be graced with its presence. I had as a young girl, flare ups of Perioral Dermatitis and lots of acne, and only wished I knew then, what I know now. I took Tetracycline for years and ended up with stomach and intestinal problems for years after, but my skin was clear. Why do most of these symptoms seem to affect the face, more so than other parts of the body? Always thinking why, why, why me?
had this to say!
What Is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 16 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, research has allowed doctors to develop a course of treatment that effectively controls rosacea by minimizing its symptoms.
There are four subtypes of rosacea. Each subtype has its own set of symptoms. It is possible to have more than one subtype of rosacea at a time.
Rosacea’s trademark are small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Typically, rosacea affects only skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead.
Flare-ups often occur in cycles. This means that you will experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time, the symptoms will go away, and then they will return.
It’s me again! Did you know more women end up with Rosacea than men and it’s the same with perioral dermatitis too. I’m starting to get a complex and I haven’t checked on all the other conditions yet.
“Healthline”, has a list of 4 types
Types of Rosacea
Subtype one, known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
Subtype two, papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts and often affects middle-aged women.
Subtype three, known as rhinophyma, is a rare form that is associated with thickening of the skin of your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.
Subtype four is ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.
I’m back, I know perioral dermatitis can itch and burn, but it doesn’t say anything about rosacea having any of those symptoms. It looks like it’s painful to me, but not sure.
“Healthline”, also has some recommendations
How Can I Control My Symptoms?
Rosacea cannot be cured, but you can take steps to control your symptoms.
Make sure to take care of your skin using gentle cleansers and oil-free, water-based skin-care products. Avoid products that contain:
- witch hazel
- exfoliating agents
These ingredients may irritate your symptoms.
Your doctor will work with you to develop a treatment plan. This is usually a regimen of antibiotic creams and oral antibiotics.
Keep a journal of the foods you eat and the cosmetics you put on your skin. This will help you figure out what makes your symptoms worse.
Other management steps include:
- avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen
- avoiding drinking alcohol
- using lasers and light treatment to help with some severe cases of rosacea
- microdermabrasion treatments to reduce thickening skin
- taking eye medicines and antibiotics for ocular rosacea
I’m Back! Remember your skin absorbs 60 percent of everything you put on it. So if you can’t read most of the ingredients or if the product contains heaps of ingredients, it might not be the best product to apply. Less ingredients and less chemicals is always better. You can always try “Nothing to Hide” by Plexylabs and you wont go broke trying our product. Praying it helps all of you! Why because of countless products, trial and error and lots of $$$$ and it all led me to, what I know now.
This is one of our testimonials for Rosacea
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