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Posts for: July, 2019

By Long Island Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology
July 02, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rosacea  

Could that red rash on your face actually be caused by rosacea? According to the National Rosacea Society, this chronic condition affects rosacea16 million Americans, causing them to experience facial swelling, eye irritation, and an onset of pus-filled bumps. Fortunately, Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Cover, your local dermatologists at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology, offer a few different rosacea treatments to those living in the Syosset, Huntington, Hicksville, and Plainview, NY, areas.

 

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

If you have rosacea, you may notice one or more of these symptoms:

  • Facial Flushing: Your cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose may frequently look red.
  • Red Lines: These facial red lines are caused by swollen blood vessels under your skin.
  • Bumps: Those pimples might not be caused by acne after all. Rosacea can cause red, pus-filled bumps that look like pimples.
  • Eye Issues: Rosacea can also affect your eyes. Irritation, dry eye, and red eyelids can occur if you have the disorder.
  • Changes to Your Nose: Your nose may become swollen due to rosacea, although you're much more likely to experience this symptom if you're a man. These changes take years and usually only occur if you don't receive treatment.

 

Who gets rosacea?

Rosacea affects many more women than men and tends to run in families. You may be more likely to develop the disorder if you're fair-skinned or smoke. Most people first notice the symptoms when they're 30 or older.

 

What causes rosacea?

Although no one knows what causes rosacea, certain things can cause it to flare up. Heat can be a factor. You may notice more redness on hot summer days or after taking a bath. Other possible triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Cosmetics
  • Hot foods and drinks
  • Exercise
  • Wind
  • Spicy foods
  • Certain medications

 

How can my Syosset dermatologist help me?

Your skin doctor may recommend several treatment options that can help you manage your disorder. Prescription medications can reduce redness and pimple-like bumps. Oral antibiotics can also be helpful in some cases. If your blood vessels have become enlarged, you may benefit from laser therapy. The therapy can also improve the texture of your skin.

Would you like to lessen your rosacea symptoms? The dermatologists here at Long Island Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology serve the entire Syosset, Huntington, Hicksville and Plainview, NY, areas. Schedule an appointment with Drs. Daniel Sherer and Todd Coven today by calling (631) 271-2769 for the Huntington office or (516) 433-3200 for the Hicksville office.




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