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Its Rosacea Awareness Month!

Updated: Oct 7, 2023

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is a disorder that causes redness, inflammation, and small, red bumps on the face, typically affecting the cheeks, forehead, and nose. While there is no known cure for rosacea, there are various treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage the condition.

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The symptoms of rosacea vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. Some of the most common symptoms of rosacea include facial redness, visible blood vessels, pimples, and thickened skin. The condition can also cause eye irritation and inflammation, a condition known as ocular rosacea.


The exact cause of rosacea is not yet fully understood, but several factors are thought to contribute to its development. These include genetics, environmental factors, and abnormalities in the immune system. Certain triggers, such as sunlight, stress, spicy foods, and alcohol, can also exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea.


One of the most effective ways to manage rosacea is to identify and avoid triggers. Patients should keep a journal of their symptoms and take note of any potential triggers. They should also avoid hot baths and saunas, as well as harsh soaps and scrubs, as these can irritate the skin and exacerbate symptoms.



There are several medications that can help control the symptoms of rosacea. These include topical creams and gels, such as metronidazole and ivermectin. In addition to medication, various lifestyle changes can also help manage rosacea. Patients should wear sunscreen daily and avoid excessive exposure to sunlight. They should also avoid hot beverages and spicy foods, as these can trigger symptoms. Regular exercise and stress reduction techniques, such as meditation and yoga, can also help manage the condition.



In conclusion, rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While there is no known cure for the condition, there are several treatments and lifestyle changes that can help manage its symptoms. Patients should make an appointment with Dr Gemma to receive their own treatment plan that best suits their needs. The plan will include recommendations on skincare products, nutritional supplements and lifestyle advice.





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