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Rosacea



Rosacea Causes


Elevated levels of peptide cathelicidin Increased levels of stratum corneum tryptic enzymes (SCTEs) Hereditary - especially those that are fair-skinned of Celtic or European ancestry Triggers such as foods or exposure to extreme heatthat leads to episodes of blushing and flushing. Some medications and topical irritants can elevate rosacea. Some studies showed an increased numbers of the mite especially those that are experiencing steroid induced rosacea.


Rosacea Definition


This condition is very common but oftentimes misunderstood which commonly affects women. The condition starts as erythema (redness or flushing) on the center of the face and across the cheeks, nose or forehead. This condition is sometimes confused and co-exist with acne vulgaris and/or seborrheic dermatitis.


Rosacea Diagnosis


For the moment there are no specific tests for rosacea. Diagnosis is based on appearance alone.


Rosacea Symptoms and Signs


The known symptoms are redness of the skin, bumps in the skin, pimples, nasal sin is thick and small facial blood vessels are broken. During exercising persisting redness happens, temperature change and cleansing.


Rosacea Treatment


Trigger avoidance to reduce onset of rosacea Using non-irritating cleansers Protection from the sun with the use of sun block or sunscreen with at least SPF 15 Oral tetracycline antibiotics and topical antibiotics like metronidazole Topical azelaic acid like Finacea (15%) Eyelid hygiene for eyelid infections – scrubbing eyelids daily with diluted baby shampoo Dermatological vascular laser CO2 lasers to get rid of excess tissue Combination of plant-sourced Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Silymarin for flushing and skin redness


Drugs used for treatment of Rosacea


Metronidazole Gel
Purim

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