Is Rosacea itchy?
Itchiness of the skin is not a symptom of Rosacea. In the case of ocular Rosacea which affects the eyes, you may feel itchiness and irritation in the eyes.
What does Rosacea look like?
If someone has Rosacea, their skin is easily flushed. With time, the facial skin can become red and sore to touch. A rash of bumpy spots or pus-filled pustules can appear on your cheeks, nose, and forehead. If Rosacea affects your eyes, you may find redness and swelling on your eyelids and a bloodshot look in your eyes. Here is a picture that shows what Rosacea looks like -
Is Rosacea infectious?
No. Rosacea is not infectious and cannot spread from one person to another.
Can Rosacea be permanently cured?
No. As of now, there is no permanent cure for Rosacea. However, there is a variety of treatments available on MedsNow to control the symptoms of Rosacea.
What are the early signs of Rosacea?
Early Rosacea usually starts with flushing, more frequently than usual. Soon after, a mild rash or redness starts to appear on the nose, cheeks, and chin (the central part of the face). These are the two most common signs of the onset of Rosacea.
How can I know if I have Rosacea?
The best way to find out if you have Rosacea or not is to see a doctor. A physical examination of the skin is enough for a physician to diagnose Rosacea. In some cases, especially you have mild Rosacea – the doctor may refer you to a dermatologist who can determine whether you have Rosacea or some other skin condition.
Does Rosacea Come and Go?
Yes. Rosacea is a waxing and waning skin condition. As there is no cure, the best thing to do is identify your triggers and avoid any activity that may flare your Rosacea up. In case it does flare up, take oral or topical medication as prescribed by your doctor to help subdue the flare-up.
What are some good home remedies for Rosacea?
Some of the home remedies that are effective for Rosacea are:
Soaks consisting of diluted vinegar (1 part regular table vinegar & 6 parts water) to gently cleanse the skin on a daily or weekly basis. Vinegar does not suit every type of skin. The best idea is to apply the soak to a small part of the face to test, before trying on the whole face.
A homemade green tea soaks to soothe the inflammation is also very useful for Rosacea.
Avoiding exposure to extreme heat conditions. Use a sun-block with at least SPF 15 for protection if going out.
Avoid consuming alcoholic beverages.
Avoid spicy food.
Keep your skin as clean and as moisturized as possible.
What happens if Rosacea is left untreated?
If not treated on time for a long period of time, Rosacea can become more noticeable on your facial skin. Frequent flushing can turn into a permanent facial redness, spider veins may appear on your cheeks and some people even get acne-like breakouts.
Is Rosacea a serious condition?
Rosacea is not life-threatening; however, if untreated for a long period, Rosacea can cause great discomfort and permanent disfiguration on the facial skin. Rosacea also damages a person’s self-esteem and confidence due to the effect of the disease on the patient’s appearance.