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Rosacea

Rosacea or acne rosacea is a condition that majorly affects middle-aged women. The disease begins as redness on the face and progresses as small, red, painful, pus-filled bumps. It spreads to the chin..

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Rosacea or acne rosacea is a condition that majorly affects middle-aged women. The disease begins as redness on the face and progresses as small, red, painful, pus-filled bumps. It spreads to the chin, forehead, ears, and in many cases, to the chest or back. The condition can be controlled or treated with the help of medication but is not 100% curable.

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Rosacea
Symptoms
symptoms

The symptoms inlcude:

  • Reddening or flushing of the skin.
  • Persistent redness.
  • Bumps and pimples.
  • Eye irritation.
  • Plaques and dry appearance of the facial skin.
  • Skin thickening.

Causes
causes

Although the exact reason for the disorder is unknown, a number of triggers include:

  • Abnormalities in blood vessels.
  • Reaction against microscopic mites on the face.
  • Exposure to sunlight.
  • Stress and diet.
  • Persistent exercise.
  • Changing weather conditions.
  • Over Consumption of hot drinks.
  • Alcohol and caffeine.
  • Certain food, especially spicy ones.

 

Risks
risks

Some possible risk factors of the disease are:

  • Family history.
  • Fair skin.
  • Sun damaged skin.
  • Female.
  • 30-50 years of age.
  • Being menopausal.

 

Prevention
prevention

The following measures can be followed to prevent the disease:

  • Avoid spicy or oily food.
  • Avoid stress.
  • Reduced exposure to sun.
  • Limited consumption of drugs and alcohol.
  • Keep your face clean and protected from sun rays. Apply skin-specific lotions or those that are medicated.
  • Take care of your eyes.
  • Wash eye makeup daily before going to bed.
  • Use artificial tears to keep eyes lubricated throughout the day.

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