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Healthy Community Healthy You – Rosacea – When redness to the face persists

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Dr. Megan Johnson McCullough – Redness that doesn’t go away on the face may be due to the common skin condition called rosacea. Some people experience temporary flares, while others might have symptoms that last for weeks or months. Unfortunately, there is no all-ending cure, but there are skin care treatments to help reduce symptoms.

Most of the time, specific daily life activities are what cause rosacea. These can include exercise, drinking alcohol, stress, sun, wind, spicy foods, some medications like those used to control blood pressure, and/or being in hot/cold temperatures. A person is more susceptible to rosacea if they smoke, are between 30 and 50 years old, easily get sun burns, and/or have another family member with rosacea.

Rosacea can be mistaken for acne at first, but generally the ongoing redness to the face marks the difference. There are a few common symptoms individuals might have when rosacea is present. These include visible veins, sometimes called “spider veins”. Vessels around the cheeks and nose break, so they become much more visible to the surface of the skin. The face can be flushed with a red, pink, purple tone. The areas can also feel warm to touch. Some people get swollen bumps that look like acne and might contain pus. The eyes and nose can also be affected by rosacea. Ocular rosacea can make the eyes feel swollen, dry, itchy, and irritated. Rhinophyma can happen which is when the skin of the nose has become thicker, so the nose actually looks bigger in size.

There can be different skin care routines and medications to help reduce rosacea symptoms. Some acne medications taken orally like isotretinoin or isotretinoin can help. There are also gels like brimonidine (Mirvaso) and oxymetazoline (Rhofade) which reduce flushing. They’re able to constrict blood vessels. Other medications that have been used effectively include azelaic acid, metronidazole, and Ivermectin. Laser treatment is another option some people have done cosmetically. Make up can cover rosacea as well.

Adjusting lifestyle habits that can trigger rosacea is step one. This could include something like trying to eliminate alcohol and seeing if symptoms reduce. Seeing a dermatologist if symptoms persist can also be a step in the right direction. Our skin, especially on our face, is our business card. Being self-conscious about appearance is not something we want to “face” on a daily basis.
Some conditions may not go away but can be contained as much as possible when we are
proactively taking care of our health.

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