Sometimes you see people with a blushy red face with bumps and they never seems to go away. That’s a skin condition the doctors call rosacea. The most frequently asked question about rosacea is, can rosacea go away on its own?
Doctors still don’t know what the cause is for developing such a skin condition, but rest assured, there are plenty of ways to keep it under control and make it seem as if it is not there at all. Having rosacea is not a pleasant thing, not a single skin condition is, but let’s have hope at the rate our medicines grow.
Though it is true that new diseases are getting discovered, it is also true that our healthcare and medicine is growing as well.
The Definition of rosacea
Rosacea, sometimes pronounced as Ro-zay-sha is a skin condition in which the face or the affected area gets red and bumpy. The blood vessel around the affected area gets bigger giving the face or the affected area a flushed appearance. Face back, neck and chest are all places that can be affected by rosacea.
Sometimes the blood vessels are visible on the face, especially on people with a fairly thin skin. It can cause the nose to look big and red.
It looks extremely familiar to acne, but if you are worried whether its rosacea or some other condition you can always consult your doctor. They will have a thorough diagnosis for you, and determine the issue.
rosacea comes with a bunch of symptoms, some people might have a certain type of symptom while others do not. I am going to mention some most common ones and some that are intriguing to know.
- Pustules: Starting with the MOST common symptom that people have when they suffer from rosacea is facial pustules, about 80% of sufferer have this.
- Redness: This one and pustules are the two most common symptoms, your face gets really red all over your face, sometimes it may even look like you are blushing.
- The eye: rosacea can affect the eye as well, your eye will often get red and watery, can be easily irritated and swollen as well. Almost half the people suffering from rosacea experience this symptom.
- Flake skin: A lot of people experience a certain degree of dryness on their skin which leads to flakiness, not all that common unless you already have dry skin to begin with.
- Big nose: I don’t know if you have ever seen some old man having a big thick nose before, but that’s also a symptom of rosacea, but this one isn’t all that common, very rare in fact.
What Could Be the Cause?
Til this day it is still unknown what the actual cause of rosacea is, some say it could be genetic or hereditary, if some of your family members have it, the chances of developing rosacea is there. Some even say its environmental and dietary, and my honest opinion is, all of that could be true.
There is a reason why leading experts or dermatologists cannot figure it out, so the best thing to say is probably because it is much more complicated than it looks, it could be a little bit of all the “possible” causes we know.
So my take on this is, take better care at what you eat and where you are, and how your skin react to these things.
Not Curable But Treatable
Rosacea as we know it cannot be cured, but with the medication we have nowadays, it is definitely treatable. The best way to treat rosacea is by having a good skincare routine and some prescribe medication by your doctor, that’s it.
Even when you are not suffering from any skin condition, a well followed skincare routine is a necessity, why? Because it keeps your skin healthy and young. So don’t take this advice for granted and actually take care of your skin.
The prescribed medications are usually antibiotics which are taken in by mouth, but depending on the symptoms you have, the medications can be slightly different from the usual, just tell your doctor about it, and he will know what to cook you up with.
Another way to treat rosacea is by using laser treatment, but this should only be done by professionals to minimize the side effects like scarring, blisters etc. Laser treatments are effective, but yet many people don’t opt for this answer only because it is expensive.
So consult with your doctor first, because he will decide whether the laser treatment is good for you or not, some patients aren’t given the green light for this particular treatment. With that said it depends on how your skin looks and feels like at the moment.
Don’t keep it Inside
The last thing you want to do is try to hide your feelings from your doctor, he ought to know. Prepare yourself with some questions you’d like to ask when you have the appointment. Questions like:
- Is this condition temporarily or is it chronic?
- What is the cause of this?
- How long before I can see results from medication?
- Is it normal to have these symptoms?
These are just some of the many questions you can ask based on how you are feeling about your skin condition. If you have trouble with one of the many symptoms, your doctor can prescribe a different medication for you just to relief that specific symptom.
It Will Get Better
I know it sucks to have skin problems, I really do, but there’s no point in complaining about it. Start taking action and keep your skin issues to a bare minimum. rosacea isn’t something that will go away on its own, the moment you start to worry about it, make an appointment and seek for help.
The sooner you get help, the less severe and the quicker it heals. Don’t wait til your nose gets affected, your beautiful cheek gets affected, start right away when you notice the redness on your cheek, get it check.
If you have any more questions related to this topic, feel free to ask, I am here to answer and help as much as I can.