Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people.
Signs and symptoms:-
- Flushing and redness in the center of the face.
- Visible broken blood vessels (spider veins).
- Swollen skin.
- Skin may be very sensitive.
- Skin may sting and burn.
- Dry skin, roughness or scaling.
- Acne-like breakouts, usually where the skin is very red.
- Acne-like breakouts tend to come and go.
- Oily skin.
- Bumpy texture to the skin.
- Skin may thicken on the chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears.
- Pores look large.
What Causes Rosacea?
- Rosacea may run in families.
- The immune system may play a role.
A bug that causes infections in the intestines may play a role.
- A mite that lives on everyone’s skin, demodex, may play a role.
- A protein that normally protects the skin from infection, cathelicidin, may cause the redness and swelling. How the body processes this protein may determine whether a person gets rosacea.
- Still they say exact cause of rosacea is yet to be known.
Rosacea can affect quality of life?
Rosacea can affect more than the skin and eyes. Because rosacea is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease, it can reduce a person’s quality of life. Many people report problems at work, in their marriage, and with meeting new people.
Surveys and studies report that living with rosacea can cause:
Feelings of frustration and embarrassment
Worry: People worry that their rosacea will get worse or cause scars. People worry about side effects from medicine used to treat rosacea.
Low self-esteem: Surveys conducted by the National Rosacea Society found that almost 70 percent of people living with rosacea said that the condition lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Work-related problems: Surveys conducted by the National Rosacea Society find that when rosacea is severe, 70 percent of people say the disease affects their interactions at work. Nearly 30 percent say that rosacea causes them to miss work.
Anxiety and depression: Living with a skin condition that flares unexpectedly can cause people to believe you have a drinking problem. This can cause anxiety and depression
Complications of Acne Rosacea:-
- Psychological stress.
- Lack of confidence.
- Social isolation.
- Permanent changes in appearance (for example, a bulbous nose)
- Extreme hot or cold beverages
- Cosmetics( with alcohol and fragrances)
- Heavy exercise (perspiration)
- Poor Sleep
- Emotional Stress
Some foods and drinks that can trig the condition include alcohol, foods high in histamine like yoghurt, cheese, red wine etc. and spicy food.
- Agaricus muscarius -is an excellent homeopathic medicine for acne rosacea . when redness of face is very marked with itching and burning sensation. The skin is cold. The exciting cause in this medicine is exposure to cold air.
- Psorinum is an excellent homeopathic medicine when acne are present along with redness The skin looks very dirty and the condition is worse from coffee intake.
- Silicea– is the remedy when rosacea is present along with pus pimples.
- Carbo vegetabilis works well as a homeopathic cure for rosacea where the facial skin appears blue, marbled and is very cold with cold sweat.
- Sarsaparilla officinalis also gives good results when the condition is worse in summer.
- Thuja occidentals are also an effective medicine for this and intake of tea makes the condition worse in this medicine.
- Euphrasia officinalis holds good promise in giving natural relief for acne rosacea where the eyes are red, hot, Itching and watering..
- When exposure to sun excites the condition Cantharis vesicatoria is good medicine.
- Bovista lycoperdon medicine can give good results when excessive cosmetic use is cause.
- When excessive use of alcohol or spices arouses this condition medicine Nux Vomica works effectively.
- Silicea happens to be one of the best homeopathic remedies for cystic acne.
The above mentioned homeopathic remedies are for information purpose only for acne rosacea and should only be used after consulting a qualified homeopathic doctor.