If you suffer from rosacea, you’re probably very familiar with the symptoms. Your skin begins to redden, especially your cheeks and nose.
And then, the bumps and pus come along, making your struggle even more trying. No doubt, you’ve seen a doctor and gotten advice and maybe even a treatment option.
Rosacea comes and goes, and every person who suffers from this disease has specific triggers that cause these flare-ups.
The best way to prevent these flare-ups is to be aware of what your triggers are and to avoid them. There are several ways to rid your skin of rosacea and knowing them all gives you the best way of deciding what works best for you.
The Outdoors Plays a Part in Flare-Ups
Some common ones are being exposed to too much sun and wind. You can prevent this by avoiding the outdoors, of course, which isn’t recommended, or by being very diligent in using sunblock and hats.
Changes in weather can also cause rosacea to come back. If the seasons are transiting from spring or fall into the summer or winter, you might notice a flare-up.
Try keeping your home at a constant temperature to minimize this probability.
Your Diet Plays a Part in Flare-Ups
Foods and diet play a role in rosacea flare-ups, too. While this isn’t typically information that’s well-received, alcohol can cause rosacea to come back in full effect.
This is bad news, especially for those who love red wine, because that’s the biggest culprit.
Also, hot drinks and foods can affect the skin, causing rosacea outbreaks. And finally, spicy foods are also a big no-no.
Doctor-Approved Treatment Options
Preventing rosacea outbreaks is only one part of getting over your symptoms. There are also several doctor-approved methods that can help.
The first, and most commonly used solution is topical and oral antibiotics. These need to be used for an extended period before there are results and, for some, this isn’t ideal.
Certain medications work in the body to minimize how blood vessels react, or flare up, and causes the red flushing that is so often associated with rosacea.
One of these medication options is beta-blockers, which are actually prescribed for blood pressure levels. For women who suffer from rosacea due to menopause and hot flashes, this might be an option.
Another option for menopause related rosacea is to take a bit of estrogen. This can help minimize the strength of hot flashes, minimizing your likelihood of having a rosacea flare up.
There are also more complex, invasive options to rid yourself of rosacea once and for all. The first is for a doctor to use a laser to remove the tissue where the blood vessels are causing the outbreaks.
Another option is to do the same basic procedure but as a surgery. The doctors will shave off the tissue that is causing the problem, usually around the nose.
However, these are extreme options, and you should only consider them if your rosacea is unbearable and your doctor gives you the go-ahead.
So as you can see, it’s possible to avoid rosacea flare-ups. This helps you avoid prescription based or surgical procedures.
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