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Rosacea: Treatment, Procedure, Cost And Side Effects

What is Rosacea? What is the main cause of rosacea? What is the best treatment for rosacea? What is the best natural remedy for rosacea? What foods help rosacea? What foods trigger rosacea? Can rosacea be cured?

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin condition which causes redness on the face and for some, small red bumps and pimples. In Rosacea, persistent areas of redness appear on the cheeks and nose. It may also affect the chin, forehead and neck. Some tiny blood vessels may also be visible on the cheeks and nose. In this condition, the skin often gets very sensitive and may feel dry, rough or swollen.

What is the main cause of rosacea?

Though there are not determined causes of rosacea it may be caused by a combination of some hereditary and environmental factors. There are also some daily habits which may cause rosacea or make its symptoms worse. Generally, eating spicy foods, drinking alcoholic beverages too much and having the intestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori, are counted as the main causes which make rosacea even worse.

What is the best treatment for rosacea?

The first step for treatment of rosacea for you to consult a dermatologist because treating it with home remedies or other products available in the market may have drastic consequences.

  1. Sun protection: Protection from the sun is essential for 365 days for rosacea treatment. Sunlight is counted as a leading cause of rosacea flare-ups, which, in turn, causes redness.
  2. Skin care: A person who has rosacea needs a gentle for his/her skin. The skin care products that you use hugely contribute to the treatment of rosacea, so choose carefully and if possible after consulting your dermatologist.
  3. Green-tinted makeup: green-tinted makeup cannot cure your rosacea but it may help you to hide it.
  4. Lasers and other light-based treatments: Such treatment can be really helpful for people with rosacea. It may help to clear all that redness on your face and that too may last for years.

What is the best natural remedy for rosacea?

Nature has the solution to every problem. Rosacea, too, may be cured with some of the natural remedies, some of which have been prescribed by Ayurveda itself. Let us find out more about some of the natural remedies to cure rosacea.

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar: The apple cider vinegar has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which help in treating inflammatory conditions like rosacea.
  2. Coconut Oil: The excellent emollient properties and the lauric acid present in Coconut oil moisturize the affected skin and help in soothing the inflamed skin.
  3. Turmeric: Turmeric, if consumed or applied topically, can soothe inflammation.
  4. Ginger : Ginger has an active compound in it called Gingerol which exhibits anti-inflammatory activities that may help in reducing swelling, inflammation, and redness caused by rosacea.
  5. Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera has wonderful anti-inflammatory and healing properties to cure rosacea. Due to its beneficial composition, Aloe Vera is a great option to manage rosacea symptoms.
  6. Raw Honey: Raw honey, for centuries, has been in use to cure a number of skin problems. And, rosacea is not an exception. It helps to reduce rosacea symptoms.
  7. Green Tea: Green tea can help reduce inflammation, swelling, and redness that surface with rosacea
  8. Oatmeal: Oats contain anti-inflammatory and anti-itch properties thus, can help in alleviating inflammation, swelling, and irritation caused by rosacea.

What foods help rosacea?

A healthy and balanced diet, not just help in curing rosacea but various other skin problems in human body. Anti-inflammatory foods and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce rosacea flare-ups and also in reducing inflammation.

Berries, Cardamom, Zucchini, Turmeric, Nuts, Melons, Leafy green veggies, Grapes, Asparagus, Coriander, Celery, Probiotic foods are some of the foods which contain anti-inflammatory properties. Whereas, Fatty fish like salmon, Ghee, Flaxseeds, Walnuts, Chia seeds are the foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

What foods trigger rosacea?

There are some foods which badly affect the rosacea flare-ups and can even worsen the situations. Hence choosing the right food for you is an essential part of rosacea treatment. So avoid these foods that contain histamine or cause your body to release more of it because they can worsen symptoms of skin flushing and redness.

  1. Avocado
  2. Cheese
  3. Milk
  4. Buttermilk
  5. Sugary foods, Refined foods
  6. Alcohol
  7. Foods that increase your body temperatures like tea, coffee, cinnamon, tomatoes, citrus fruits, and chocolate
  8. White rice and pasta
  9. Processed vegetable oils
  10. Carbonated drinks
  11. Processed meat
  12. Food sweeteners, preservatives, and additives
  13. Spicy foods

Can rosacea be cured?

According to the experts, Rosacea cannot be cured, but if given an early and regular treatment, the signs and symptoms of this chronic skin condition can be controlled and managed to some extent. Consulting a dermatologist, protecting and caring skin, healthy and balanced diet and avoiding foods which may affect it badly, can be helpful to control rosacea.

Popular Questions & Answers

I have steroid induced rosacea on my face and I have been taking medicines (tacrolimus ointment, doxycycline capsules, antihistamine tablets) for 2 months but there is still little redness, what should I do now?

MD Dermatology
Dermatologist, Panchkula
You are taking right treatment. Stay in touch with your dermatologist. If you can not then share your pics and consult online. Meanwhile follow this regime: wash your face, spray rose water massage and put aloe vera gel. Make sure you use pure ros...
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My facial skin, especially my cheeks and nose, get really red and mainly it happens in summers sometimes in winters too. I visited the dermatologist and she said its rosacea and gave me some antibiotics and topical medication like erythego gel and metronidazole gel which I don’t think are working for me because my cheeks still get red and itchy and dry too.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
You are suffering from photo dermatitis causing allergic to sunlight. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosi...

Should I use photostable sunscreen or sunscreen aqualotion for sensitive skin or sunban ultragel? I have dry sensitive skin and rosacea also. I have used suncros spf 50 matte but its very dry on skin.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
It depends on the tone and texture of skin. Without seeing can't treat. Do direct online consultation for prescription by sending photo.

I have rosacea. My face is clear. But flare up occurs due to sun and hot weather. I take hcqs 200 mg 8 days and vcnex 1000 8 days. Should I take doxycycline to reduce the flare up? In face, I use brimonidine twice in a day.

MBBS, DNB in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology (DVL)
Dermatologist, Noida
Ma'am, first of all, I would like to congratulate you that you are taking all the proper medications for rosacea. I am sure you may have consulted a qualified dermatologist for your skin condition. With all due respect ma'am, before prescribing do...
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Sir I have small pus-filled bump, they are red and doctor said it is a skin problem called rosacea, he give me medicine episoft fc can it is good or not? Can it has side effects.

MBBS, DNB in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology (DVL)
Dermatologist, Noida
Episoft ac cream usually doesn't have any side effects but it may not be that useful in roasacea. We first need to be sure about the diagnosis. Then comes the treatment part. We can surely help you with that.

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