Friends today I am discussing about a problem known as #Rosacea.
What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease . The cause of rosacea is still unknown, and there is no cure. However, research has allowed doctors to find ways to treat the condition by minimizing its symptoms.
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.
Rosacea’s trademark symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Typically, rosacea affects only skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead.
Flare-ups often occur in cycles. This means that you will experience symptoms for weeks or months at a time, the symptoms will go away, and then return.
Symptoms of rosacea
Rosacea symptoms are different between each subtype.
Signs of rosacea ETR:
flushing and redness in the center of your face
visible broken blood vessels
stinging and burning skin
dry, rough, and scaly skin
Signs of acne rosacea:
acne-like breakouts and very red skin
broken blood vessels that are visible
raised patches of skin
Signs of thickening skin:
bumpy skin texture
thick skin on nose
thick skin on chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears
visible broken blood vessels
Signs of ocular rosacea:
bloodshot and watery eyes
eyes that feel gritty
burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
dry, itchy eyes
eyes that are sensitive to light
cysts on eyes
broken blood vessels on eyelids
What causes rosacea?
The cause of rosacea has not been determined. It may be a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. It is known that some things may make your rosacea symptoms worse. These include:
eating spicy foods
drinking alcoholic beverages
having the intestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori
a skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries, Bacillus oleronius
the presence of cathelicidin (a protein that protects the skin from infection)
avoiding direct sunlight and wearing sunscreen
avoiding drinking alcohol
using lasers and light treatment to help with some severe cases of rosacea
microdermabrasion treatments to reduce thickening skin
taking eye medicines and antibiotics for ocular rosacea
Coping with rosacea
Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that you will need to learn to manage. It can be difficult to cope with a chronic condition. Get support by finding support groups or online message boards. Connecting with other people who have rosacea can help you feel less alone.
Depending on symptoms, you can adopt the following homoeopathic remedies:
Flushed complexion: If your skin becomes red and itchy after exposure to cold air, then Agaricus muscarius is prescribed. But if the skin is hot and shiny, then Belladonna is employed.
Flushed complexion with acne like bumps: One form of rosacea is Acne Rosacea. In this form, pus filled acne like bumps appear on your nose, forehead and below the eyes. If the bumps do not have pus, then Psorinum is given. If pus is present, then Silicea is the best solution. But if the area of the skin in general has hardened and is painful, then Eugenia Jambos is employed.
Visible blood vessels: If your skin looks blue and the capillaries are visible, your skin has a marbled effect with cold sweat (learn more about sweating). Carbo vegetabilis is the most effective medicine in this case. However, if your skin is hot, not cold, then Lachesis mutus is prescribed.
Development of thick skin: If you leave your rosacea untreated for too long, then the area that were injured will start forming connective tissues over your skin. This leads to skin getting thicker. Hydrocotyle asiatica or Sarsaparilla officinalis is helpful in this case.
If your eyes get affected by rosacea: If your eyes are hot, watery and itchy, you might have Ocular Rosacea. Euphrasia officinalis, Bovista lycoperdon (if makeup exacerbates your symptoms) and Cantharis vesicatoria (if you were out in the sun for too long)