Rosacea: controllable skin disease

21 October 2017

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Rosacea (or rosacea) is an inflammatory, relapsing, chronic skin disease with many - partly outdated - names such as: rosacea, erysipelas, copper rose, copper fins or Rotfinnen. It usually begins in middle age and primarily affects the face. Particularly affected are fair-skinned and light-sensitive people.

Rosacea can go on for several stadiums develop - usually it starts with increasing Talgüberproduktion (seborrhea), but in which occur no blackheads. The skin is generally sensitive and easily irritated.

In severe cases, rosacea can spread over the face amounts to ear, neck and chest area.

As complication Rosacea sometimes spreads to the eyes: Then lid margin, conjunctiva, cornea or in serious cases, the iris inflamed. As an additional symptom that occurs almost exclusively in men, may also develop a sebaceous gland growth - especially on the nose: As a result, creates a bulbous nose (So-called. Rhinophyma). The doctor can clear away the growths surgically.

The exact causes of rosacea is unknown. However, certain factors can increase the skin problems proved - as sunlight, circulation-promoting stimuli such as temperature changes (hot drinks, hot or cold weather, hot baths), spices or stress.

That is why people should adjust their diet accordingly with rosacea and also avoid all other predisposing factors.

offers help with rosacea a treatment with antibiotics - depending on the severity of the skin disorder, the agent locally (e.g., as a cream), or in the form of tablets are to be applied. Permanently visible red veins on the face (rosacea) can be removed by lasers.

Although rosacea is a chronic disease - but they usually can be effectively treated through proper medication adjustment, skin care and regular doctor visits.


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