Rosacea is an unpleasant skin condition. If you have a fairer skin tone, then you are more likely to develop rosacea on your face. You may think that you have severe acne, an allergic reaction or sunburn because rosacea symptoms can include red skin with bumps. The primary location for having rosacea is across the facial cheeks and nose, making it difficult to hide it from others. In addition to having bumps on the face, you can have visible veins under the skin. This inflammatory condition will progress without the proper rosacea treatment, so it is essential to visit our office in Nashville. Without treatment, you could have rosacea on the forehead or chin, and the underlying tissues also become inflamed, leading to frequent blushing. It is especially dangerous when the rosacea spreads to the area near the eyes or to the eyeballs.
Basic Treatments for Rosacea
The early treatment for rosacea may include taking oral antibiotics and using special cleansers. We may also recommend prescription topical ointments that are formulated for eliminating the blemishes that occur from acne. When your rosacea is difficult to treat, you can use a prescription gel that has acidic qualities to control the swelling, redness and bumps. To prevent additional inflammation, you shouldn’t scratch the bumps. If you are exposed to sunlight, then the rosacea tends to get worse, so you should apply a gentle sunscreen product to your skin. While you may want to apply makeup to your skin to cover the bumps and redness, it can make the condition worse. You should keep a food diary to determine when you have rosacea flare-ups.
Some of the most frequent foods or beverages that can irritate your skin include:
- Citrus fruits such as grapefruits or oranges
- Hot caffeinated beverages such as tea and coffee
- Vegetables such as spinach, onions and tomatoes
- Alcoholic beverages
- Spices such as pepper or chili powder
Special Treatments for Rosacea
If your rosacea doesn’t go away with a change in diet or by using prescription medications, then you can undergo specialized rosacea treatments that are offered at our office. To learn more about the best rosacea treatment for you, simply get in touch with our team of professionals at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville. Contact our office today for a consultation.