Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that usually affects people from age thirty to fifty. It causes redness and swelling on the face and it that can also affect the scalp, neck, ears, chest, back and even around the eyes. Rosacea is thought to be caused by a combination of genetics and environmental factors. It is not contagious but it can be disfiguring if left untreated. Rosacea can also become a source of emotional stress and embarrassment. Signs of rosacea can develop over a long period and may include one or more of the following:
Treatment for rosacea focuses on calming the symptoms. Treatments can include oral and topical medications, lifestyle modifications, laser, and light therapies. Your specific treatment will be based on the severity and type of rosacea you have. A combination of treatments might be necessary for best results. Avoiding common triggers will help to avoid flare ups. Some common rosacea triggers include sun exposure, spicy foods, hot baths, alcohol consumption and emotional stress. Early diagnosis and treatment of rosacea can't prevent it, but can control symptoms, alleviate discomfort, and stop rosacea from progressing. Other steps to take to manage your rosacea include:
For more information on how Texas Dermatology can help you treat rosacea contact the office or stop by today.