What is Rosacea?
A facial skin disorder that has no known cause or cure; however with dermatological assistance it can be treated and the physical signs and symptoms controlled.
What can be signs or symptoms of rosacea?
Any of the following can be signs or symptoms of rosacea:
- Redness in the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead.
- Small visible blood vessels on the face.
- Bumps or pimples on the face.
- Watery or irritate eyes.
If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, call the Dermatology Center for Skin Health to schedule your appointment with Dr. Maouad. (304) 598-3888
Tips for Rosacea Patients
- Avoid triggers such as hot drinks, spicy foods, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages that make the face red or flushed.
- Use a broad spectrum sun screen with SPF of 15 or higher.
- Avoid extreme hot and cold temperatures and exercise in a cool environment.
- Avoid rubbing, scrubbing, or massaging the face.
- Avoid cosmetics and facial products that contain alcohol.
- Keep a journal of flushing episodes and note associated foods, products,and activities that may be triggers.
- Information obtained from the American Academy of Dermatology
Dermatologists often recommend a combination of treatments tailored to each individual patient. These treatments can stop the progress of rosacea and some times reverse the symptoms.
All information contained in this site is general in nature.
For a specified diagnosis or treatment please consult your dermatologist or physician.