Rosacea is such a disease or medical condition which continues for longer duration of time. Before it’s treatment, you must ask yourself, what is rosacea?
Every patient has its own history. What is mostly affected by rosacea is the skin and even eyes in a particular type of rosacea.
Face is the main part of the body where it has the maximum effect, it mainly includes cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose.
Normally it is seen in people after attaining the age of around 35 and beyond, but sometimes it is also visible in children.
Depending on its type it can have various unknown causes and visible symptoms and signs.
What is rosacea- major doubts and questions about rosacea?
People do have various doubts in their minds related to this disease. Maximum people are confused between the types of rosacea and many among the type of treatment they should go with. Few of us searches about the causes, symptoms and signs and few look for the differences between the various types of rosacea.
Whatever your question is, we have the answer to it. Below is the list of questions which you often brainstorm you, I hope you would find your answer here or otherwise your question is most welcome in the comment section where our expert readers will answer for you.
What is rosacea caused by?
Let me tell you clearly that the exact cause of rosacea is still not known. But the weakness in immune system and irregularities in vascular system may lead to this condition. Many a times it is assumed that the various bacteria are responsible for it which may develop on skin due to unhygienic conditions, wide opened skin pores on an oily skinned face.
What is rosacea and its major symptoms?
Symptoms of this disease vary according to its type. In vascular type, you can see red patches on the face, which are generally due to visible blood vessels or veins. Sometimes bumps and pimples can be noticed along with the redness and this is known as acne/inflammatory rosacea.
In case of ocular rosacea, eyes get affected and you feel irritation, visible redness, and burning sensation in eyes. Skin thickening is also noticed in phymatous rosacea, which mainly affects nose and the nose appears bigger in size.
What is rosacea and its types?
There are mainly four types of rosacea, which differs from each other in terms of their signs and symptoms an also the criticality. These types are:
- Vascular rosacea
- Inflammatory rosacea
- Phymatous rosacea
- Ocular rosacea
What is rosacea and its treatmet?
There is no cure available for rosacea, but various treatments are available which can provide you relief from its signs and symptoms. The duration of relief depends on the type of treatment you have adopted and the other factors like diet and hygiene are also taken into consideration.
The treatments available for rosacea are: various antibiotics, in the form of oral pills to be taken internally and also as the topical ointments, creams and lotions. Other than that, various natural therapies are also available for the same condition. Laser treatment for rosacea provides you longer term benefits from its symptoms, although it is costly but very effective too.
What is rosacea and best diet for rosacea?
Rosacea diet tells you about what to eat and what not to eat. You should generally avoid hot, spicy and over processed foods and shift your focus towards the fibrous diets. Alkaline diet is considered best diet in rosacea but you should keep the balance of 80:20 between alkaline and acidic food stuffs.
You should eat sour fruits and green leafy vegetables to increase the alkalinity of your body which helps reducing the signs and symptoms of rosacea.
What is rosacea and home remedies/natural treatments available available for it?
The best home remedies available for rosacea includes tea tree oil, Dilute white vinegar, olive oil extract, green foods like wheatgrass and spirulina, apple cider vinegar, cod-liver oil etc.
Although eating green foods will be beneficial in any type of rosacea but the other home-remedies or natural treatments should be done after the proper diagnosis of the type and severity of the condition.
Even if you are opting for some natural therapy, consulting a doctor is must as otherwise wrong medication may led to increase the severity of the disease further.
What is rosacea management and how can we do it?
Rosacea management is just a term given to the overall looking after and taking care of the patient of rosacea by various means. The management of this disease include the shift of focus towards preventive measures rather than its cure.
It mainly includes the intake of proper diet, avoidance of the various triggers of this disease, consulting a physician/ dermatologist/ ophthalmologist and at last taking the proper treatment as per the prescription. And take all measures to minimize its effects.
What is rosacea’s primary sign to diagnose it?
The primary signs in first stage may include the redness or the visible blood vessels on the face, red patches, and burst of pimples with redness or combination of both, blur eye vision with irritation and dryness and redness in eyes which continues for longer time.
If the initial condition is left untreated then it may lead to the thickening of skin around nose and you may see the bumps of thick skin, especially on the nose. Your nose may appear bigger than the normal.
What should I do if I suffer from rosacea?
If you are suffering from any kind of rosacea then you must focus on the disease management as suggested above. Have proper control over the diet, avoid the things which may flare up the situation, keep consulting a doctor at regular intervals and take a proper treatment as per the requirement and the seriousness of the disease.
What is rosacea ocular?
Ocular rosacea is specific to eyes, in which you feel irritation in your eyes, visible redness is there, it feel like as if the sand granules are present inside the eyelid, mostly in winters clogging of eyelids is also seen where patient feel lots of pain to open his/eyes. Ocular rosacea may occur separately or may appear simultaneously along with acne rosacea.
What is rosacea vascular?
Vascular type is related to the presence of red patches over the face. The skin looks very reddish and the blood vessels are clearly visible on the face. This condition is very common among all and derives an attention easily. Many a times it may happen that a person suffering from vascular rosacea, doesn’t even come to know that he is the victim of this disease because people confuse it with rosy and plumy.
What is rosacea rhinophyma?
Generally, this type of condition may arise when the vascular or acne rosacea is left untreated. In this condition the skin gets thick, especially the skin of the nose gets thicker and thus nose appears much bigger than normal. This condition is also known as rhinophyma.
What is rosacea inflammation?
Breakout of pimples on the face or the red inflammation in the form of small red bulb like structures is the condition known as inflammatory or acne rosacea. People who are having oily skin are highly prone to this condition.
What is the best treatment for rosacea?
There is nothing like best exists because; neither the rosacea has single type nor the range of treatments. Best treatment to be given to any sufferer depends on the condition or the criticality of rosacea, the part of the body affected, and the type of rosacea.
For each type of rosacea, there is a long list of treatments available. Many antibiotics are given to the patient orally and even for topical application. There is also a scope of using home-remedies or so called natural treatments in this condition.
But, the best treatment is the one which suits your body and the condition of your disease and only your doctor can prescribe you the right thing after its clinical diagnosis.
What is rosacea’s worst type?
No rosacea is actually good, so you can say all are worst for the patient as the individual suffering from the same feels lots of hesitation and many a times he/she is sentimental about her looks and appearance in front of other people in their society.
The worst case rosacea is the one which have am outbreak condition. Either if it the acne rosacea and badly spread over the face then it is worst. Just like that only, if someone is suffering from ocular rosacea and clogging and irritation increases after and extent then it will be call burst and same goes for the vascular rosacea.
But out of all the worst case is the ocular rosacea as it includes eyes which are very sensitive organ. In case if the infection increase beyond a limit then it is very hard to recover and people do fear about the recovery of their vision and sight in future.
What is rosacea’s effect on eyes?
All types of rosacea don’t have effects on eyes. It is a specific kind of this condition which effects eyes, If you want to know that what is the effect of rosacea on eyes then either you need to take a close look to the pictures of ocular rosacea or read the types and symptoms of rosacea to understand its effects in a better way.
Normally the eyes suffer from redness, dryness in eyes, clogging, burning sensation and sometimes the feel of having some sand like particles inside the eyes. Keep your eyes always clean, wash then two to three times a day to avoid the symptoms.
What is the chance of getting infected by rosacea?
Normally, rosacea is a disease of third or fourth decade of age of the human beings but, sometimes it may so happen that it can be seen even in teenagers. Chance of getting this skin infection is normally 50-50 in men and women, but then also women are more prone towards this condition.
Acne rosacea is most common in women at the same time the symptoms of rhinophyma are seen mostly in men. As I always mention that prevention is always better than any cure. Don’t be under any stress about this condition and just maintain high degree of personal hygiene to avoid getting caught by rosacea.
What is the best preventive measure to avoid rosacea?
There are two best preventive measures anyone can take in order to keep rosacea away from you.
- Maintaining high degree of personal hygiene in all conditions. This includes the proper cleaning of your skin of every part of the body. Take special care of your eyes, wash them regularly twice or thrice a day. Avoid clogging of pores on the skin; especially avoid the use of cosmetic products which locks the pores of the facial skin.
Properly wash your face with good quality cleansers and whenever you feel excess amount of oil on your skin around the face. If any symptom of any type of rosacea occurs then, what you need to do is to visit a good dermatologist and even an ophthalmologist in case of ocular rosacea for that matter.
- Eat healthy, and prefer alkaline diet always. Keep the ration of alkaline to acidic diet as 80:20. Drink a lot of water, around 2.5 to 3 litres a day to keep your body hydrated and clean from inside. Increase the fruits and vegetable intake in your diet and fibrous foods. For more details on this topic, refer to “rosacea diet”.
What is the difference between acne and rosacea?
People often confuse in this case and keep on asking that what is rosacea and what is an acne or in putting it the other way, they simply ask about the difference between the two. The main differences between Acne and rosacea are:
- Age group– The acne vulgaris or commonly known as acne is normally seen in youth or the teenagers, whereas the rosacea occurs generally in third or fourth decade of age.
- Types of pimples-Rosacea pimples are more reddish and they don’t have any head/ black head and appearance is as red spots with inflammation. Whereas in acne vulgaris, pimples do have the black heads or they are blemish.
- Differ in symptoms- Rosacea can even causes eye related problems like blurred vision, eye irritation, red-eye and burning sensation in eyes. This type of rosacea is known as ocular rosacea. But acne doesn’t cause any problem or damage to eyes.
- Area affected- Face, shoulders, buttocks, arms are generally seen to get affected by acne vulgaris, but in condition of rosacea, it is mainly the face, especially cheeks, lower and mid part of the nose, chin and forehead in some cases.