By: Allie McCarthy
What is it?
How do we diagnosis it? Are there any tests for the disease?
Rosacea is diagnosed by examining the skin on your face. The presence of enlarged blood vessels will distinguish it from other skin disorders. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to control rosacea and prevent its progression. There is no cure for rosacea. The primary goal of treatment is to control the redness, inflammation, and skin eruptions. Common triggers include sun exposure, very hot or very cold weather, alcohol, very hot foods, spicy foods, intense exercise, and stress. Proper skin care can also help. Use very mild skin cleansers and high-quality, oil-free cosmetics and moisturizers to help prevent irritation. Also, use a sunscreen with broad spectrum coverage. There is also many creams and antibiotics you can use depending on how serious it is.