Rosacea

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness in your face and often produces small, red bumps. Dr. Edward Hill discusses this disorder in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness on the cheeks, nose and forehead.

Common symptoms of the condition include:

Burning and stinging of the skin

Red bumps that look like acne

Thickened skin

Bumps on the eyelid, called styes, and

Feeling like there is sand in the eye

Rosacea commonly affects fair-skinned people between 30 and 60 years of age. It generally affects women more than men.

Rosacea cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with treatment. Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe gels or creams for your skin, antibiotic pills, laser therapy or surgery.

There are other things you can do to help avoid the condition:

Avoid triggers, such as sun, extreme temperatures, wind, hot or spicy foods, alcohol, stress or strenuous exercise.

Keep a journal of your symptoms and possible triggers, and share this information with your doctor.

Use a gentle skin care routine with unscented cleansers and moisturizers, and

Allow skin to dry between cleansing and applying moisturizers.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.