Find Out About Cures for Rosacea


Rosacea is a chronic condition affecting people of all ages and is characterized by facial erythema or pimples. It affects the skin and the eyes of the victim, with women being more susceptible to it than men. It can be categorized into four sub-types namely;

  • Erythematotelangiectactic rosacea that affects the face and sometimes the ears, chest, upper back, neck and scalp. It’s characterized by stinging, burning and itching sensations. The skin on the affected areas also becomes very flaky and dry.
  • Ocular rosacea­ characterized by red, irritated, dry eyes and eyelids. More symptoms include itching, stinging, burning and sensitivity to light.
  • Phymatous rosacea characterized by an enlarged nose, thickening skin and irregular surface nodules.
  • Papulapostular rosacea characterized by permanent red papules filled with pus.

If the condition is left untreated, it becomes worse with time. There is no known way to cure the condition but various treatment options do exist. Prevention measures include avoiding exposures to substances leading to flare-ups. The victim can be on the lookout for what causes the condition to flare up and avoid it. Preventive measures to take include:

  • Avoid overheating
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Use yellow-tinted or green-tinted pre-foundation creams whenever you have to apply makeup. These prevent skin redness.
  • Use skin products that wont clog your sweat and oil glands, preferably those labeled non-comedogenic.
  • Use broad spectrum sunscreen on your face.
  • Avoid skin products containing alcohol and other irritants.

Treatment options range from medication to conventional ones. Oral topical and tetracycline antibiotics (doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline, metronidazole) help in relieving papules, inflammation, pustules and some redness. Topical azelaic acid is also essential in reducing bumps, lesions and papules. In addition to these, alpha-hydroxy acid peels will assist in relieving redness on the skin due to irritation as well as papules and pustules. Should the pustules and papules persist, you can always opt for isotretinoin, though it has some associated side effects. It’s, however, particularly effective in treating phymatous and papulopustular rosacea.

Another treatment option is the use of intense pulsed light or dermatological vascular laser which have been found very effective in treating the redness associated with rosacea. Light penetrates the epidermis of the skin into the capillaries within the dermis region of the skin. Oxy-hemoglobin absorb the light, heating up and eventually raising the temperature of the capillary walls to 158 0F damaging them so that they are eventually absorbed by the body’s defense system. Carbon dioxide lasers have also been used to get rid of excess tissue produced by phymatous rosacea. Low light therapies are also effective as is photo-rejuvenation.

cures for rosaceaNatural treatment for rosacea entail the use of chrysanthellum indicum cream that minimizes redness and other symptoms. Green tea cream is also effective in reducing red lumps and pustules. Other alternative creams to use that will minimize the symptoms include niacinamide cream that also moisturizes the skin and licorice. Digestive enzymes supplements have also been effective in counteracting the symptoms associated with the condition. Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy to stimulate the release of digestive enzymes and stabilize bacterial count in the victim’s intestines. It should, however, be noted that any conventional treatment option should be tried after consulting a doctor.


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