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What is rosacea?

If you think you may suffer from rosacea, we can help you understand the basics of the condition and how you can help treat it. From the cause to the solution, Rosacea Uncovered has the answers.

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that most often affects the face. It generally starts with flushing episodes but can develop other, more serious symptoms over time, such as burning and itching, spots, permanent redness and small visible blood vessels.

People affected by rosacea may find that it comes and goes from time to time. Sometimes your condition may be really bad, but may be followed by months when the symptoms are less severe. This is normal.

What Causes Rosacea?
Nobody knows exactly what causes rosacea, but we do know of a few factors that are thought to be related to the condition.

Experts believe that there may be a number of causes of rosacea. These include abnormalities in blood vessels, a higher level of microscopic mites on the skin, or a bacteria found in the digestive system.

Certain edibles like hot drinks, spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine can also trigger rosacea flare-ups.
Finally, rosacea appears to run in families. However, we have yet to find the specific gene that carries the condition from relative to relative.

Treating Rosacea
There is no cure for rosacea, but there are a numbers of treatments that can help keep the condition’s symptoms under control. If you think you may have rosacea, visit your GP as soon as possible. Early treatment can help reduce the chance of worse symptoms from developing over time.

Rosacea can be treated by avoiding known triggers as well as using medicines, laser treatment and creams like Dermalex Rosacea which is clinically proven to treat redness, dryness and stinging. Be sure to chat to your GP to find the best solution to treat your rosacea.