Rosacea Skin Disease

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According to MedlinePlus, Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red; it commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose, and has periodic ups and downs (flares and remissions). It may also cause swelling and skin sores. It affects more women than men with fair skin with age between 30 to 50 years old. Rosacea involves swelling of the blood vessels just under the skin. It may be associated with other skin disorders (acne vulgaris, seborrhea) or eye disorders (blepharitis, keratitis). It is a disorder of uncertain etiology that is produced by trigger factors such as sunlight exposure, spicy foods, alcohol and emotions. Menopausal and drug-induced flushing also occurs. Rosacea is associated with…show more content…
After I moved from Mexico City to Miami Florida, I developed a redness on my face, specially on my chicks and nose. Every time when I enjoyed outdoors or when to swim in the ocean, flares up turned my skin really dry and red, I began used OTC medications from sunscreen with aloe Vera to many different creams to treat acne. Unfortunately nothing worked as expected, and finally I decide to look for a professional treatment; I visited a dermatologist. After more that five consultations and an allergy test (non mention the economical burden); my doctor told me that my condition was a no curable disease named rosacea. My prescription was a Azelaic Acid Cream 20% 15 gram tube which cost me more than twenty five dollar each. At first, the product was working properly, but after one month using it in a regular bases, I noticed that my sking was more color light where I applied the cream. When I when back to my dermatologist he told me that color skin changes was a expected product side effect. He changed my prescription to another product but he warned me that almost all products would have skin color change as a side

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