Rosacea Treatment Questions and Answers

Do you think you suffer from rosacea? Are you looking for treatment to help with your rosacea? Call Elite Health Center today! Our experienced professionals are available to help you with your rosacea and find a treatment that will help your symptoms!

Rosacea Treatment Near Me in Lakeland, FL
Rosacea Treatment Near Me in Lakeland, FL

What is the main cause of rosacea?

The main cause of rosacea is unknown at this time. This is due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Rosacea is not like acne, as its not caused by poor hygiene.

A number of factors that can trigger a rosacea flare-up include:

  • Hot drinks
  • Spicy goods
  • Red wine or other alcoholic beverages
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Sunlight
  • Wind
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Drugs which dilate the blood vessels including some blood pressure medications
  • And various cosmetic products

Anyone can develop rosacea; however, you are more likely to develop rosacea if you:

  • Are Female
  • Light skin, which is particularly damaged by the sun
  • Over the age of 30
  • Smoke
  • Family history of rosacea

Signs and symptoms of rosacea are:

  • Facial redness

Rosacea can cause persistent redness in the central part of your face. The small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.

  • Swollen and red bumps

Many suffer from rosacea and also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. However, these bumps can contain pus, and your skin might be hot and tender to the touch.

  • Eye issues

Many with rosacea also experience eye issues like dry, irritated, swollen and red eyes as well as swollen eyelids. This is known as ocular rosacea.

  • Enlarged nose

Over time, rosacea can cause the skin around and on the nose to thicken, making the nose appear bulbous. This usually occurs more often in men than it does women.

How do you clear up rosacea?

Your doctor at Elite Health Center will rely on your history of the symptoms and an examination of your skin for rosacea. You may have a few tests completed to rule out any other complications or conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or lupus. These conditions can sometimes cause similar symptoms to those found by rosacea.

Treatment to help clear up rosacea focuses on controlling the signs and symptoms. Most often, this requires a combination of great skin care and even prescription drugs.

During your treatment, depending on the type and severity of your signs and symptoms from rosacea, you might have the treatment options change a bit. However, recurrence of rosacea is quite common.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that can cause redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small, red or pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms from rosacea may flare up for weeks to even months before they go away. Rosacea can be commonly mistaken for acne, or other skin problems as well as natural ruddiness. Rosacea can affect anyone; however, it is most common in middle-aged women with light skin.

What happens if rosacea is left untreated?

Rosacea is commonly mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction because the symptoms from rosacea appear mainly on or around the face. There is no cure for rosacea, but there are treatment options available. If left untreated, rosacea can lead to permanent damage.

Rosacea is much more common in women than it is in men, however in men the symptoms can be much more severe. Leaving rosacea untreated can cause significant damage not only to the skin, but to the eyes as well, that is why it is so important to talk to your doctor at the earliest signs of these symptoms so they can offer treatment or refer you to a specialist if it’s extremely severe.

Finding a trust and experienced medical provider is an important step for anyone looking to have a medical professional help them with their health. If you want to take control over your overall health and well-being and ensure you are able to live the happiest and healthiest life you can, visit Elite Health Center and Family Care!

We are open for appointments from Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Elite Health Center and Family Care is conveniently located at 515 Channing Road Lakeland, FL 33805.

We serve patients from Lakeland FL, Medulla FL, Highland City FL, Eaton Park FL, Youmans FL, and Winston FL.

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