Rosacea is a fairly common condition that primarily affects middle-aged women with fair skin. If your skin tends to be overly warm and flushed, it’s time to see the experts at Outer Banks Dermatology. Dr. Renee Glover and Dr. Theresa Conologue address rosacea with medication and the most current drug-free therapies. If you’re looking for a dermatologist in the Nags Head, North Carolina area to treat your rosacea, contact the clinic online or by phone today.
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness, visible blood vessels, and bumps on your face. Sometimes the condition flares, causing worsening symptoms for several weeks to several months.
Additional symptoms of rosacea include:
Doctors aren’t sure what causes rosacea, but people with rosacea seem to have one or more risk factors in common, including:
Women between 30-50 with light hair and skin seem to be the most susceptible to rosacea.
Although you may need medical intervention, you can do a lot at home to prevent flare-ups and relieve symptoms. For starters, you can keep track of your food and activities to see if you can determine your triggers. Factors like sun exposure, stress, exercise, and alcohol may increase your symptoms.
Once you identify your triggers, try to avoid them:
While there isn’t a cure for rosacea, there are many treatments available to help control your symptoms. These range from gels that tighten blood vessels to antibiotics that kill bacteria to acne medications that clear away the bumps.
Other non-drug treatments for rosacea are also available including:
See Dr. Glover or Dr. Conologue at the first sign of a flare-up before the swelling and redness become permanent. Call Outer Banks Dermatology or use the online scheduler to make an appointment.