Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.
Rosacea can affect anyone. But it's most common in middle-aged women who have light skin.
There are four subtypes of rosacea. Each subtype has its own set of symptoms. It is possible to have more than one subtype of rosacea at a time.They are as follows:
Types of rosacea
The four types of rosacea are :
SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF ROSACEA
SYMPTOMS OF ROSACEA :-
Rosacea usually causes a persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.
Many people with rosacea also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot and tender.
Many people with rosacea also experience dry, irritated, swollen eyes and red, swollen eyelids. This is known as ocular rosacea. In some people, the eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.
Over time, rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous (rhinophyma). This occurs more often in men than in women.
ROSACEA SIGNS ARE DIFFERENT BETWEEN EACH SUBTYPES :-
1.Signs of Rosacea ETR:
2.Signs of Acne rosacea:
3.Signs of Thickening skin:
4.Signs of Ocular rosacea:
The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene.
Rosacea often runs in families.
The redness on skin might be due to problems with blood vessels in face. Sun damage could cause them to get wider, which makes it easier for other people to see them.
They're tiny insects. A type called Demodex folliculorum normally lives on skin and usually isn't harmful. Some people, though, have a heightened sensitivity to the mites, or more of these bugs than usual. Too many mites could irritate skin.
A type called H. pylori normally lives in gut. Some studies suggest this germ can raise the amount of a digestive hormone called gastrin, which might cause skin to look flushed.
A number of factors can trigger’s, including :
Anyone can develop rosacea. But may be more likely to develop it :-
Over time, the oil glands (sebaceous glands) in nose and sometimes cheeks become enlarged, resulting in a buildup of tissue on and around nose — a condition called Rhinophyma. This complication is much more common in men and develops slowly over a period of years.
No specific test is used to diagnosis rosacea. Instead, doctor relies on the history of symptoms and an examination of skin. may have tests to rule out other conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema or lupus. These conditions can sometimes cause signs and symptoms similar to those of rosacea.
If symptoms involve eyes, doctor may refer to an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for evaluation.
HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT FOR ROSACEA
This homeopathic remedy is good for Rosacea that leads to dry, flaky, hot skin that also seems to get infected easily. This remedy works well with those whose skin gets cold fast even if from the inside it feels hot.
This is a homeopathic remedy gets rid of pus and is therefore great with Rosacea that characterized with pus filled spots and are painful to touch. Hepar sulph remedy responds well for those whose acne gets better when they are exposed to warm conditions.
This a homeopathic remedy is used to treat hormonal changes especially in women, children and young teens for example during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, labor puberty and menopause. Pulsatilla can calm flushes that result from these hormonal changes. It is also good for sensitive and weepy people or light hearted and soft individuals who are easily affected by mood swings, tears and laughter. This kind of treatment is great for people who feel better in the fresh air and are worsened by warm rooms.
This is a homeopathic remedy is good especially with Rosacea sufferers who experience puffy and inflamed skin with acne like lesions. The remedy works best especially for those with a Rosacea condition that worsens when it is very cold or the weather gets too harsh.
This a homeopathic remedy is also good for soothing flushes and other changes caused by hormones during stages like pregnancy, puberty, menstrual cycles, menopause and labor. This remedy is especially good for women who get chilly easily and crave for chocolate and salty foods.
Congestion, flushing and hot face worst by exposure to sun, heat and alcohol.
Red, hot flushed swollen face with one cheek red and the other pale with tingling and numbness
Face is red after eating with burning and swelling. Pain in cheek as if with red hot needles suddenly piercing during sleep.