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Rosacea: Treatment

Treatment Of Rosacea

Rosacea should not be treated with self-medication. You must consult a doctor. If left unchecked, rosacea can develop serious eye problems and veins like spider veins in patients of both the sexes. It can also lead to disfigured nose in men. If you think that rosacea will get well itself, you may be wrong. It may become worse. Consult a doctor and get it diagnosed and treated at as early stage as possible. Treatment of rosacea at an early stage may stop its growth.

The red discoloration of rosacea offers a challenge in its treatment. For that, doctors use anti-inflammatory topicals. If you have visible blood vessels, they can be destroyed with a very tiny fine needle using electric current. Laser is used successfully in treating the redness and the visible blood vessels. Your doctor will tell you more about the types of lasers that can be used for your treatment. The growth on male noses can be treated with laser, surgery or dermabrasion.

For treatment of the papules and pustules, doctors use topical medication that may include benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, azelaic acid, metronidazole, etc. If you have more infection, you may be prescribed oral antibiotics. Superficial glycolic chemical peeling may be used to remove the superficial damage on the skin. Sometimes doctors prescribe isotretinoin in severe cases, but it is normally avoided. If you have eye problems, your doctor will use antibiotics to clear them.

Consult your doctor as soon as you notice the initial flushing or blushing. That will help you prevent the progress of rosacea.

Article created on: July 1, 2006


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