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Acne Rosacea: Basics Of Adult Acne

Are you suffering from acne? Or it is rosacea? Well, rosacea is often mistaken for acne. But there is a difference. Rosacea is a disease which is more common in adults wherein acne is more prominent among the teens. Acne can attack you on face, back or body while rosacea generally attacks flushing zone of your face.

If you have small, pus filled bumps or pustules on your nose, cheeks, chin or forehead, it could be rosacea. Rosacea is more common in the age group of 30 to 50 and also termed as adult acne or acne rosacea. This skin disorder is not a threat to your life but it can severely affect your whole personality and disturb your mental setup.

To identify this disease, you need to watch out for the following symptoms:

1. a bulbous nose
2. red pustules or bumps on the face, cheeks , nose, chin and sometimes on the forehead
3. burning sensation in the eyes
4. Frequent flushing or blushing.

Presence of any of these mark rosacea. The condition is cyclic in nature and generally re-appears after some weeks of its evasion. The precise reasons for its occurrence are not known. However, several assumptions have been made in this regard. Some people believe that acne rosacea is because of a disorder in the blood vessels, bacterial infections or extreme sun burns.

Genetics and environmental factors are also identified as the factors causing to rosacea. But here we should be aware of the fact that alcohol is not a reason for the occurrence of rosacea. Though, it could certainly flare up your skin condition. Some of the other reasons that might aggravate your rosacea are:

hot or spicy foods
extremely high or low weather conditions
hard strenuous exercising
high temperament can also flare up your skin
So it is advisable to take proper diet to cure your rosacea.

The medical treatment of the patient depends upon the severity of condition. Usually antibiotics are suggested to the patients as a first line of medication. They could be either the oral ones in the form of pills or topical gels. The medication usually continues for around 2 weeks and the patient begins to show results. Oral medications can then be stopped but one may be asked to continue the use of gels. While for the severe cases surgery could also be required.

All in all, it is always recommendable to meet the dermatologist for treating your adult acne.

Submitted by:

Ashish Jain

To get more information visit http://www.acnetalks.com/pimple/magazine/edition/Adult-Pimples.htm, http://www.acnetalks.com/pimple/magazine/edition/Acne-Treatment.htm and http://www.acnetalks.com/pimple/magazine/edition/Acne-Types.htm


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