Acne Rosacea is a condition which cannot be prevented. However, treatments can reduce the symptoms effectively. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, treatments will be decided.
Common Factors to be Considered
Avoid sunlight as this can worsen the symptoms. A high protection sunscreen should be used regularly. If the sun is strong, use other means as well to cover your face.
For dry skins, moisturizing cream is required. Avoid using creams which contain steroids as these could worsen your condition. Use non-perfumed, non-greasy, and mild moisturizers. Men are recommended to use electric razors instead of shaving blades. This would help reduce their symptoms.
For Facial Flushing
Avoid excessive heat, strenuous exercise, alcohol, stress, spicy food, and hot drinks. These may worsen the symptom. Some medicines such as calcium-channel blockers may also trigger flushing. If you are prescribed a medicine which worsens your condition, talk to your doctor for an alternative.
For Facial Redness and Tiny Blood Vessels
Brimonidine gel is available in the market which is very effective for redness on the face. This helps reduce the symptoms very fast. Sensitive skin may cause redness. Hence, avoid cleansers containing alcohol, abrasive creams, oil-based or waterproof makeup, and perfumed sunscreens.
However, there is no such treatment considered for tiny blood vessels visible on the face. A laser treatment can diminish the vessels. Consult a doctor if you this treatment can be suitable for you.
Antibiotics work well for spots and cysts. Some antibiotics reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria. Metronidazole cream, erythromycin tablets etc. are commonly used in such cases. The course duration can be around 6-12 weeks. Completing the course is required, as the symptoms may re-occur if you stop the treatment mid-course. Moreover, a repeated course is also required as the symptoms may reappear after some time.
For Thickening of the Skin
Laser treatment is required to remove the thick layer of the skin developed due to Acne Rosacea.
For Eye Problems
Mild eye problems may not require any treatment. However, if the symptoms become severe, a course of antibiotic is recommended. Hence, see a doctor immediately. For dryness in the eyes, use artificial tears. Regular eyelid hygiene helps reduce eyelid inflammation.
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