What is Rosacea Allergy and How to Relieve the Symptoms


rosaceaRosacea allergy is a relatively unknown skin condition and many factors seem to trigger it in some people.  There are many theories that attempt to find out the causes for this condition, but nothing has been proven yet.

People who suffer from this condition do not know that they have it because lots of skin conditions look like symptoms of rosacea.

As a result, they keep on trying products that may not be right for them.  Furthermore, people can only relieve the symptoms of this skin condition and there is no definite cure for rosacea at the moment.

What Causes Of Rosacea?

One of the most popular theories in explaining the origin of rosacea symptoms is the vascular concept.  According to this, extreme emotions such as laughing and crying may trigger the redness associated with rosacea.  Tiny blood vessels on the face dilate and allow more blood to flow, and thus, may cause redness.

stressOther trigger factors are stress and activities and exercise that increase body temperature.  When people get stressed, acne-like break outs and redness appear on the face and trigger the symptoms of this condition.

Heat is also an important trigger factor and many people typically flare out when the weather is hot, are confined in hot areas or when they perform strenuous activities

Some theories that flare ups are also caused by the presence of demodex mites that live under the skin, which can cause it to get itchy, red, and swollen when they are agitated.  Sugar and carbohydrates, coffee and other food items seem to cause flare-ups among many who are suffering from this condition and some people have found out that decreasing specific food intake can help relieve the symptoms of rosacea allergy.

How To Know If You Have Rosacea And How Is It Diagnosed?

Rosacea can be difficult to determine, even by the most experienced dermatologists because the condition exhibits very similar symptoms to acne and other types of skin conditions.  Furthermore, each rosacea sufferer experiences different symptoms and may have different trigger factors than others who have it.  Typically, they may look flushed or ‘sunburned’ and have inflamed bumps that look like acne.

DoctorTo diagnose it, your doctor may eliminate other skin conditions through trial and error and check for enlarged blood vessels on the affected area, which is apparently a common sign among patients that distinguishes it from other skin conditions.

This condition is also usually triggered by something that you recently ate, exposure to warm or hot temperature, stress, emotional change.

What To Do If You Have These Symptoms?

1.  Diet.  First, you have to check if your rosacea allergy symptoms are caused by a particular food that you are exposing yourself to.  For example, if you think that sugar is causing you to flare up, try to minimize or remove it from your diet and take not if there is any difference in your appearance in at least two weeks.  If there is no difference, then it may not be the thing that is causing your skin to erupt.

2.  Remove Trigger Agent.  If you think that the temperature is making you flare up, avoid staying out if the weather is warm as well as doing activities that will inadvertently cause your face to flush, such as strenuous sports and exercise, sauna, etc.  Stress management is also important in keeping the symptoms controlled.

Antibiotics3.  Use Appropriate Topical And Oral Agents.  Ideally, you should visit your dermatologist, who can prescribe you antibiotics for infections caused by uncontrolled flare-ups.

Consume the prescribed topical or oral agents as per instruction, even if you see a slight or marked improvement.

Antibiotics should be used cautiously to prevent any microorganisms that may be causing your rosacea allergy from becoming resistant to these agents.

There are also over-the-counter agents that may work for you.  However, like any other product, you may need to try everything first to see if it will effectively lessen the redness and swelling.  Choose hypo-allergenic agents and avoid harsh ingredients that can dry your skin and make it feel raw.

rosaceaAnyone can have rosacea allergy and it is important to know whether or not you have this condition, so you can choose the right products to put on your face or other affected areas.

Over time, people who suffer from this condition will find the right combination of products and remove trigger factors to abate the symptoms.

Also, each person may have a different combination of diet, lifestyle choices, and facial products that will work for them and control their rosacea symptoms.


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