Rosacea or Rash? Don’t Wait to Find Out
Rosacea: Quick Diagnosis and Treatment Can Help With Discomfort
The underlying, root causes of rosacea are still unknown among Dermatologists, but all agree it is unnecessarily uncomfortable and bothersome, and also unnecessary to suffer from. Some people who are afflicted with rosacea are completely unaware of this condition, simply assuming they have Adult Acne, allergies, or some other skin condition. A Board Certified Dermatologist, like Jennifer Janiga, MD, FAAD, can make that determination and offer a wide range of treatments that will help alleviate the symptoms.
Rosacea Cannot be Cured, But it Can Be Controlled
There are a number of treatments available to help people who suffer from rosacea. Standard answers to common acne sometimes work, like keeping the skin clean, staying out of too much sun, and avoiding certain foods. There are also medical treatments, including things like antibacterial washes & topical creams; antibiotics, lasers & pulsed-light therapies; and the oral acne drug isotretinoin. Every person is different though, so it is always best to consult with a dermatologist like Dr. Janiga, about the most effective treatment for you, personally.
Rosacea Will Not Always Lead to Rhinophyma or Rosacea Keratitis
Over time, about half the people who suffer from rosacea, especially men, can develop the red, swollen nose tip (think W.C. Fields) which has mistakenly been linked to excessive alcohol intake. This is a potentially embarrassing condition, particularly for people who are NOT given to overindulging in alcoholic beverages. While it is true that, for some people, even one drink can cause a rosacea flare-up, alcohol does not cause rosacea.
Rosacea Keratitis is a condition that can develop over time, in which ocular rosacea has gone untreated for so long that it has damaged the cornea. This is why early diagnosis and treatment is so important. If caught soon enough, loss of vision and later need for cosmetic surgery to remodel the nose & cheeks can be completely avoided and other potential problems can be dealt with before they become a danger.
Early Diagnosis is Key
If you suspect that you or a loved one might be suffering from Rosacea, it is essential that you seek competent professional advice as soon as possible. Janiga MDs can schedule a meeting between you and Dr. Jennifer Janiga as soon as your schedule allows. Please contact us right away, so we can serve your needs at the earliest opportunity.