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Rosacea

It is believed that 10% of the UK population are affected by the skin condition known as Rosacea. It is characterised by flushes of red, rashes, spots and inflammation across areas on the face.

Through our private and confidential free consultation service, you can now buy rosacea treatment without a prescription. One of our qualified prescribers will review your consultation, and then all approved orders will be dispatched using a 24-hour courier in plain, unbranded, discreet packaging for your confidentiality.

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Available Treatments

Rozex (metronidazole)

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  • Kills bacteria which causes rosacea
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Finacea

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  • Effectively treats rosacea
  • Active ingredient azelaic acid
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Efracea

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  • Antibiotic to kill bacteria
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Metrogel

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What is Rosacea?

Rosacea (Acne Rosacea) is a skin condition which affects one in ten people. While it shares some of the characteristics of acne, there are some key differences between the two conditions.

Unlike acne, greasy skin and blackheads are not typical symptom of Rosacea and the symptoms do not clear after puberty. Rosacea often affects the central areas of the face including the nose and cheeks. The condition is more prevalent in women than men, though symptoms in men may appear more severe.

More commonly found in men, Rosacea can cause rhinophyma - this is where the tip of the nose becomes red and bulbous due to inflammation of sebaceous glands.

Rosacea can also specifically affect the eyes. Known as Ocular Rosacea, the condition can cause redness and inflammation around the eyes, irritation of the eyelids and the appearance of bloodshot eyes. This form of Rosacea could also be a precursor to the condition appearing across the middle third of the face, such as the cheeks and nose.

Some may mistake the blotchy, redness of the skin as acne or sunburn.

Common symptoms include:

  • Flushes
  • Spots (papules and pustules)
  • Persistent redness in the face
  • Dry and rough skin
  • Sensitive skin - irritation, itching, burning, stinging pains
  • Swelling of the face
  • Inflammation of the eyelids

While the physical, visible symptoms can be treated with a variety of medications, the psychological impact of the condition can leave those afflicted feeling embarrassed about their condition.

What causes Rosacea?

There is much speculation in the medical field as to what exactly causes Rosacea.

Peptides, blood vessels and genetics could all play a role in the causation of Rosacea. It is thought that sensitivity in the skin, which causes blood vessels to dilate, may be the leading cause of the condition but more research is required to determine this.

Some people with the condition may find that certain triggers can exacerbate their symptoms. Common reported triggers include:

  • Stress
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Seasonal weather changes
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Humidity
  • The menopause
  • Other health conditions and medications

With so many possible factors at play, it can be very difficult for a person with Rosacea to locate the source of their condition.

Though there are ways in which those with Rosacea can mitigate the risks of making their condition worse. These can include avoiding potential triggers, reducing their stress levels or using products intended for sensitive skin types.

Treatments for Rosacea

Rozex

Rozex is a topical gel or cream which contains metronidazole. It is applied to the surface of the affected skin to fight the bacterial infection and reduce the inflammation.

Finacea

Finacea is a topical gel which contains azelaic acid. This treatment works by stopping the growth of cells within the hair follicles which cause the inflammation and irritation.

Efracea

Efracea contains doxycycline, which belongs to the tetracycline class of antibiotics. Once ingested, the antibiotic treats the infection in the pores of the skin to relieve inflammation and redness.

Metrogel

Metrogel is a topical gel which is applied to the areas of the skin which are affected by Rosacea. It contains an antibiotic which kills the infection within the follicles and reduces the inflammation and red appearance of the skin as a result.


Table of contents

What is Rosacea

What causes Rosacea?

Treatments for Rosacea

References

More about Rosacea from the NHS

The British Skin Foundation - Rosacea

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