Natural Rosacea Cure
What is Rosacea?
Rosacea (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha) is a chronic skin condition (sometimes called
Acne Rosacea) that usually effects the face and sometimes the
neck and upper shoulders or chest. Rosacea is almost always long lasting
with effects being visible for most of a patients adult life. On the
bright side, Rosacea does not leave scars and it does not always get
worse over time.
Rosacea is a very common skin condition that effects roughly 5 percent
of the population. It is estimated that there are roughly 14 million
cases in the United States and 1 million cases in Canada. According
to a Gallup survey, 78 percent of American that have Rosacea do not
even know it! As the burgeoning baby boom generation enters the age
of susceptibility, Rosacea is becoming increasingly common. Unfortunately,
Rosacea flare ups can easily be misdiagnosed as Adult Acne. It is important
to see a trained Dermatologist for a proper diagnosis if your suspect
that you may have Rosacea or any other skin diseases.
With such a large percentage of the population suffering from some level of Rosacea, there is an equally large amount of information about cures, therapy and even laser surgery. I hope that this website will bring you some level of comfort through knowledge and education about Rosacea.
In recent surveys by the National Rosacea Society, "nearly 70 percent of Rosacea patients said this condition had lowered their self-confidence and self-esteem, and 41 percent reported it had caused them to avoid public contact or cancel social engagements. Among Rosacea patients with severe symptoms, nearly 70 percent said the disorder had adversely affected their professional interactions, and nearly 30 percent said they had even missed work because of their condition."
Primary Signs of Rosacea
Rosacea Symptoms can take many forms and manifest in varying degrees of severity
so the following is just a simple guide to Rosacea symptoms.
Additional Rosacea Symptoms
Eye Irritation - In many people with Rosacea,
a condition known as ocular Rosacea can occur. In these case, the eyes may
be irritated and appear watery or bloodshot. The eyelids also may become red
and swollen, and styes are common. Severe cases can result in corneal damage
and vision loss without medical help.
Subtypes of Rosacea
Medical experts worldwide identified four subtypes of Rosacea, defined as
common patterns or groupings of signs and symptoms. These include:
Who Gets Rosacea?
Most people who contract Rosacea are between the ages of 30 and 60. Generally, patients with Rosacea are fair skinned. That is, they have fair eyes, fair hair and fair skin. Rosacea is more prevalent with people who easily blush or who flush or turn red when or after consuming alcohol or hot, spicy foods. Men usually demonstrate the most severe cases or Rosacea even though women are more often affected by Rosacea. Frequently, Rosacea is characteristic inherited from a parent. If you see older family members with excessive redness of the face, and perhaps pimples or thickening of the skin of the nose you might want to suggest that they seek treatment. If you are starting to develop those characteristics yourself, you might want nip the problem in the bud and seek treatment at an early stage.
What causes Rosacea?
Although the exact cause of Rosacea is unknown, research is ongoing
and as a result, there are several theories as to the possible causes
of Rosacea. One theory is that Rosacea is a blood vessel disorder. This
explains the tendency for Rosacea sufferers to experience facial redness,
flushing and blushing. A second theory suggests that common skin bacteria
may under go changes or a infection of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori
may also play a role.
Is Rosacea caused by food?
No, foods are not the cause Rosacea, but they can cause the skin to flush
and therefor worsen the inflammation and discomfort of Rosacea.
Triggers for Rosacea
The following food triggers are outlined by the National
Cheese (except cottage cheese)
Yeast extract (bread is ok)
Broadleaf beans and pods, including lima, navy or pea
Citrus fruits, including tomatoes, bananas, red plums, raisins or figs
Spicy and thermally hot foods
Foods high in histamine
Alcohol, especially red wine, beer, bourbon, gin, vodka or champagne
Hot drinks, including hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee or tea
Environmental Rosacea Triggers
Excessively warm environments
Weather (Sun, Strong winds, Cold, Humidity)
Drugs that aggravate Rosacea
Emotional influences for Rosacea
"Lift and load" jobs
Skin care products that may aggravate Rosacea
Some cosmetics and hair sprays, especially those containing alcohol, witch hazel or fragrances
Hydro-alcoholic or acetone substances
Any substance that causes redness or stinging
Traditional Cures for Rosacea Symptoms
As stated earlier, the exact cause of Rosacea is not known. While there is
no cure, there is medical help is available to control the symptoms of Rosacea.
As soon as you see one of the warning signs listed on this Web site, see a dermatologist
or a knowledgeable physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment before
the symptoms become too severe. Under the guidance of a trained medical physician,
safe, simple and long-term treatments can keep the skin in good condition and
prevent skin damage.
Natural Cures for Rosacea Symptoms
Natural controls for Rosacea are available. These are not cures for Rosacea
- only symptomatic controls. Due to the long term effects involved, the patient
will probably decide over time what works best.
My Rosacea Story
My name is David. I am 43 and I have been suffering with Rosacea for around