Acne rosacea is Latin for “Rosacea” means “Like a rose”. Beautiful name, but the manifestations are not so attractive.
The disease is very common. More common in women older than 30 years. The peak of the disease 40-50 years. Rosacea (acne) is not a contagious disease, not life threatening, but is expressed cosmetic defect, especially extreme manifestation of the disease is rhinophyma (nose pineal), is more common in men. Children this disease also can affect.
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Symptoms of rosacea
The disease is characterized by the appearance of persistent redness, rashes appear on the forehead, cheeks, nose, around the eyes, can be formed pustules, small vessels Shine through the skin (called telangiectasias). After a few years the disease can pass by themselves, but, as a rule, during a long illness, with periods of improvement and exacerbation.
The cause of the disease is unknown.
Remember, the redness will enhance hot and spicy dishes, bath, sauna, Solarium, excessive sunbathing, alcohol, hot tea and coffee, face massage, emotional overload, i.e. everything that stimulates circulation. Even in periods of improvement of the skin, prophylactically will need to use the drug.
Complications of rosacea
Chronic deep inflammation of the skin on the nose leads to irreversible its thickening, which is called rhinophyma (due to the growth of glandular and connective tissue). Another name for nose pineal. The skin thickens and forehead (cushion-like thickening of the forehead is called metophyma) , and on the eyelids( called blepharophyma), and on the earlobe (called otohime, the expansion of the skin in the form of cauliflower), and on the skin of the chin (called gnetophyta).
Other signs of rosacea include eye symptoms of redness, may be accompanied by small soreness, a sensation of grit in the eyes, watery eyes.
Severe complications – keratitis and corneal ulcer.
The diagnosis is established by inspection.
I advise you to take the General analysis of blood and blood for hormones, if anything changes, consult a gynecologist-endocrinologist, therapist. And analysis on Demodex. If you are involved in the process of eyes – consultation of the oculist.
Apply cream that will relieve the inflammation, swelling, strengthen the walls of blood vessels( for example: rosaliac, sensibio AR, metronidazole), you can apply a lotion with chamomile extract, yarrow,and in addition is assigned to a course of metronidazole (tablets), antibiotics courses (in pills), vitamins, drugs, strengthens the vascular wall (calcium, ascorutinum). For telangiectasia (through the skin translucent vessels) helps electrocoagulation. When rhinophyma (pineal nose) only surgery.
Rosacea treatment may be local or General. Local treatment involves the application of various ointments and creams (with old teams ihtiola, Naftalan or metronidazole), traditionally used cold lotions (tincture of yarrow, celandine and other herbs). At the time, as ointments and creams contain some antiseptic, that is, suppressed the germs on the skin causing pustules and inflammation of the lotion had anti-inflammatory effect and reduced the effect of redness. Rely on the existence of the miracle cream that will help to quickly get rid of rosacea, not necessary – in most cases only work a complicated regimen.
For a long time, for lack of a really effective means against rosacea and the absence of reliable knowledge dermatologists have used a variety of prescriptions and formulations. Many of them are in circulation, still used by patients in self-treatment, but they help far not always.
To treat the main forms of rosacea often use antibiotics, however, the complexity of choice and the safety issues of the treatment condition their use on prescription. There are “more serious” methods of treatment resorted to in difficult cases.
The course of treatment may last from several weeks to several months: rosacea is a chronic disease that will not work immediately. Recently to treat rosacea and eliminate spider veins in the later stages and used methods such as electrocoagulation (exposure to weak electric current), cryosurgery (the effects of liquid nitrogen), dermabrasion, and use special types of lasers. In the treatment of rosacea have been successfully using some form of peelings. The application of many methods is still under study, and experiment with them doctors advise.
Modern dermatology uses combined methods of treating rosacea, choosing individual drugs indicated and depending on form and stage of disease. In our clinic, and treat rosacea dermatologists and cosmetologists that enables on the one hand, to control disease and remove the symptoms and restore the affected skin.