Most of us have been through a phase in life when we wished we could just do something to hide our face from being flinched at by others. This phase in life is significant of sebum-rich bumps on face that are referred medically as acne rosanea.
Rosacea is a life-long condition as there is no cure for it, though treatment can control symptoms and make it appear like the bumps have dissapeared. There will be periods of better control and others of irritating flare ups. Aim of treatment is to control symptoms and improve the appearance of the skin. Besides treatment, good skin care and avoidance of trigger factors is needed to keep the condition under control.
Skin care is an important part of treatment for rosacea. Some skin care suggestions for people with rosacea include:
Many people with rosacea need medications or other treatments in addition to their skin care regime to control symptoms.
If you have ocular rosacea, the doctor would treat it with oral antibiotics such as tetracycline or doxycycline. If you have infection of the eyelids, your doctor will advise frequent eyelid hygiene. This includes scrubbing the eyelids lightly with diluted baby shampoo or an eyelid cleaner followed by the application of warm (but not hot) compressor several times a day. If the eyes are severely affected, steroid eye drops may be prescribed.
Rosacea lasts for a really long time and the symptoms keep showing up. The best way to treat it is by taking good care at home and taking medications as prescribed.
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