treating rosacea and determining if there is a cure are two
entirely different questions.
Acne Rosacea in
Adults - Is It Curable?
But certainly each big concern for people with this skin
exactly is rosacea?
thought you finally outgrew the days of bad skin and pimples? Well,
Many adults suffer from acne in their late twenties and thirties, even
if they never experienced the problem in their teens.
There are generally two types of adult acne; the
more common form Acne
Vulgaris and the more rare form Acne Rosacea.
It is estimated that up to 85% of the
between the ages of 12 to 24 years of age have suffered from some form
of Acne Vulgaris.
However, only about 5% of the population, or 13
million people, experience the aggravation and "rosy" cheeks of Acne
The condition is characterized by pimples, redness,
and broken blood vessels. At the onset, a person's cheeks may tend to
blush or flush very easily.
However, as the rosacea develops further, redness will be noticeable
around the nose area, and then extend over
the remainder of the face. An extreme case might experience enlarged
oil glands in the nose that can lead to an enlarged and bulbous red
For those suffering from this condition, almost 50% will have
issues extending to their eyes. Eye symptoms may include burning and
tearing, redness, inflamed eyelids, or a scratchy feeling of something
in the eyes.
is not medically dangerous, but is also
incurable. The good news is that it can be controlled with treatment.
The goal of rosacea treatments is to minimize the
symptoms and reduce
sensitivity of the skin and eyes.
The first step in determining a rosacea treatment regimen is to identify possible "triggers",
will be different for each individual. Acne Rosacea generally flares-up
when an affected person is exposed to certain environmental or dietary
The key to relief is to identify those conditions which tend to
aggravate your Rosacea. Easier said then done, you say? Not really.
Over a few weeks time, you should start to see a pattern form that will
give you insight
into your own "triggers". Of course, once you have these "triggers"
identified, you can avoid these conditions by modifying your lifestyle
or eating habits.
Other factors can also contribute to the exacerbation
of Rosacea and should be avoided if at all possible.
These factors include:
Besides avoiding known "triggers", symptoms can be treated
with oral or topical antibiotics. Other medications similar to vitamin
A are utilized in more extreme cases and are only available through
- avoiding direct sunlight
- reducing stress
- avoiding long
workouts or exertion in hot weather
- limiting spicy foods and hot