Rosacea is a common, chronic, inflammatory skin ailment. It is mostly seen in adults and is a type of neurovascular disorder affecting the skin and in rare cases the eyes. Rosacea is commonly seen in Caucasian (fair skinned) women between the ages of 30 and 60 years. It leads to flushing. The facial skin always looks red. It is a chronic disease and cannot be cured completely. Proper medication is the best way to tackle symptoms. Lifestyle changes bring down the symptoms to a manageable level.
What are the Causes of Rosacea?
There is no established reason as to why rosacea occurs in some people. Scientists have not been able to establish a definite cause for Rosacea because no two people are affected by the same thing which results in rosacea. While it could be hereditary it is also thought to be caused by exernal factors such as extreme temperatures, spices, exposure to outside elements such as wind, and sun, using steroids or emotional stress. But these factors don't seem to affect universally and vary from person to person.
What are the symptoms of Rosacea?
Most prominent symptoms include redness. For many patients, red lines (telangiectasia) appear in the face followed by edema. Other symptoms include small bumps on cheeks, forehead, nose, or chin. Besides, dilated blood vessels may become visible. Rosacea can also cause watery eyes and burning sensation. Many dermatologists associate this skin disease to blood vessel disorder.
What are the treatments for Rosacea?
Till date, no particular cause has been attributed to this disease. However, depending upon the virtual causes and severity of the disease, the mode of treatment is decided. For mild to moderate symptoms, topical creams, ointments and gels are prescribed. These conventional creams have several side-effects. Many people adopt holistic and natural remedies to treat such symptoms.
What are the Different Rosacea Creams available?
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<p><strong>Natural or Organic Formulations:</strong></p>
<strong>ZENMED Cream:</strong> This cream is specially made for the treatment of<strong> rosacea. </strong>It is available only on the internet. It does not carry any artificial colors or fragrances. It does not cause any irritation to the skin. It is constituted of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients which reduce the redness and flushing of the facial skin by constricting the blood vessels adjacent to the surface of the skin. Since it is made of natural compositions, it does not clog the pores of the skin and kills [node:1602,title= that spread the infection further.
Rosacea Moisturizing Cream: This cream is available only on the internet and has no fragrance. It is composed of natural ingredients like horse chestnut, licorice and hyaluronic acid that act as protective barrier against the disease and soothe and calm the skin. It reduces the puffiness, itching, burning and inflammation caused by rosacea. Regular application helps to soften and strengthen the texture of the skin.
DermaMed Rosaderm: This topical rosacea cream is a result of many years of research. It contains natural ingredients like carrot seed oil, aloe vera, lavender, chamomile, tea tree and vitamins B, C, D and E. It is known to reduce the inflammation, redness and helps in promotion of healthy skin texture. It also decreases the flushing caused by the broken blood vessels.
Metronidazole: This is an antibiotic gel, applied topically. It is marketed by two brands-namely MetroGel® and MetroCream®. Metronidazole is available only on prescription. It is known to decrease skin papules, redness and pustules. Studies have shown that this gel helps in the prevention of flaring. Redness and flushing symptoms can be controlled effectively. It is considered to be quite safe. It has few side-effects such as dryness, stinging and burning of skin.
Finacea: This is topical gel which is available only by prescription. It reduces regular rosacea symptoms like pustules, papules and redness. This cream is composed of 15% azelaic acid which is an active and naturally occurring component in barley, rye, wheat and It is known for its anti inflammatory and anti bacterial qualities. Some of the side effects are stinging, tingling, itching and burning of skin. It can also cause changes in skin color.
Hydrocortisone: This is a topical steroid cream and has been used since many years for skin diseases like eczema and rosacea. It is known to reduce swelling, burning, itching, inflammation of the skin and is preferred for its quick relief- giving qualities. But, of late, most dermatologists have stopped prescribing it. Prolonged usage can lead to thinning of skin and worsening of the rosacea symptoms.
Cetaphil® Moisturizing Cream: It is a non-greasy cream, devoid of any fragrance and is being used since many years to treat rosacea. It is also prescribed in other skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Recent researches have revealed that regular use of this cream reduces roughness and dryness of the skin and controls the discomfort caused by itchiness and burning sensation.