Rosacea Treatment Brisbane Northside
An unknown skin condition that people suffer from in Brisbane is called Rosacea. If you suspect that you suffer from this condition it is recommended that you contact your local GP who does skin work.
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea, a skin condition that causes redness and visibility of blood vessel in the face, can occur to anyone. However, it is common among middle-aged women who have fair skin. This skin condition can also produce red bumps filled with pus. The symptoms may occur for a couple of weeks and disappear for a while that is why it is sometimes mistaken for acne, allergy, or other skin problems.
What are the Symptoms of Rosacea?
- Enlarged Nose. Rosacea can cause thickening of the skin on the nose, but this rarely happens. Men are also more likely to experience this than women.
- Eye issues. Individuals afflicted with Rosacea encounter eye dryness, irritation, and swollen eyelids.
- Redness of the Face. The face of the person with Rosacea may experience facial redness especially on the central part of the face. The small blood vessels become visible and are swollen.
- Swollen Bumps. Rosacea is sometime mistaken for acne since the swollen bumps contain pus. The skin may feel hot and tender once these symptoms show up.
What are the Different Types of Rosacea?
- Inflammatory Type. These are red spots found on the forehead, cheeks, and around the eyes which resemble an acne.
- Flushing Type. This is the type of Rosacea that causes permanent redness and capillaries can be seen. People who frequently flush are more likely to develop Rosacea.
- Rhinophyma. This is the condition when the skin of the nose becomes thick and become swollen, hence an enlarged nose.
- Ocular Rosacea. Eyelids can become inflamed with this type of Rosacea. Other conditions that might be experienced include stinging sensation and itching of eyes and sensitivity to light.
What Causes Rosacea?
The cause of Rosacea remains to be unknown. However, it has been observed that genetics and environmental factors contribute to development of Rosacea. Below are some factors that contribute to the condition:
- Blood-Related Medications
- Hot drinks
- Spicy Food
What Treatments are Available for Rosacea?
Rosacea does not have treatment but there are a couple of methods to reduce its signs and symptoms. Here are some ways to manage this skin condition:
- Use skin care products that are gentle on the skin, preferably those that are mildly acidic to neutral.
- Use a cleanser free of soap, fragrance, or alcohol.
- Avoid toners, astringents, and other facial products containing camphor, menthol, and sodium lauryl sulphate.
- Use moisturizer everyday containing glycerin, preferable something that is light on the face.
- Avoid heavy make up (for women).
People with Rosacea may also opt to visit a general physician (GP) to have their skin condition checked for proper diagnosis and treatment. If the condition has been determined to be Rosacea, the GP could recommend the following:
- Antibiotic cream (for pustular-type Rosacea)
- Antibiotic tablets
- Topical products (such as Clindamycin, Benzoyl Peroxide, Bromindine gel)
- Laser or Light Therapy Treatment
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