Can you tell me what kind of treatment is available for rosacea? I have really bad bumps and redness on my face. I know there is a way to treat it, but how? I keep washing my face day and night, and the doctor gave me some medicine, but neither are helping. What can I do?
Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory condition that consists of papules (solid, rounded growth that is elevated from the skin), pustules (small, inflamed, pus-filled, blister-like lesions on the skin surface) and dilated blood vessels (Telangiectasias) that involve the face and is associated with flushing.
There are two different types of Rosacea:
- Vascular type, which is associated with persistent flushing
- Inflammatory type, which consists of pustules and papules
Treatment depends on the type of Rosacea you have and can include, but is not limited to the following:
- Gentle skin care with use of bland, fragrance-free products
- Topical antibiotics
- Oral antibiotics
- Other topical solutions
Rosacea can be associated with other underlying photosensitive disorders and a skin biopsy may be necessary to determine which condition you may have. I highly recommend further evaluation by your primary provider or a dermatologist.
July 16, 2013 at 9:49am