Although Rosacea is a skin condition that has no cure (at least none that we know of), there are certain treatments that can help you to get it under control. One the best ways to control it and manage the symptoms is avoiding your triggers. Other than this, there are known topical treatments like creams.
Whether or not you should use topical creams really depends on the kind of rosacea you have. Topical creams can help relieve the symptoms of papulopustular rosacea, with symptoms that include tiny red lines on your cheeks, small pimples, and facial flushing.
What are the best topical creams for Rosacea? They are the creams that have the following as the active ingredients: metronidazole, clindamycin and erythromycin. Those ingredients are actually antibiotics that can help manage the symptoms of this skin condition. Another good cream is one that contains brimonidine because it can ease the redness in Rosacea.
Other treatments that are good for Rosacea are those that contain azelaic acid, sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur. Hard-to-treat cases can be helped by tretinoin.
You need to know, however, that they do have side effects, and some are not good for pregnant women or women who are planning to become pregnant. Always, before using any product, make sure to talk to your doctor about the risks involved.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a topical gel called Mirvaso which can ease the redness that is the main symptom of the condition. Mirvaso has brimonidine as the active ingredient and it is also known erythema. The product was approved on the basis of clinical trials that involved more than 550 patients.
This product is made specifically for treating the redness of the skin in Rosacea patients. Before its approval, the only products available (such as the ones mentioned above) only treated bumps and pus pimples. In the past, the redness could only be treated with lasers.
If you don’t know the first thing about Rosacea, it’s actually a chronic skin condition caused characterized by the redness and swollen blood vessels under the skin. It is often accompanied by skin blemishes. The condition is common among people over thirty years old and is believed to affect around 16 million people in the United States.
As we said earlier, Rosacea is a skin condition that has no known cure, however, you can help manage the symptoms by getting adequate nutrition.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water. Nutritional deficiency is known to exacerbate symptoms. Before you try any of the treatments we mentioned in this article, make sure you talk with your doctor about it.
Why? Because even natural ingredients like lavender have their known side effects. Also, their effectiveness is also affected by the type of rosacea that you have, which you won’t know until you talk with your doctor.