If you have rosacea, you may have heard the term “rosacea abdecken”. Abdecken is a German word meaning to uncover or to remove from.
Rosacea abdecken is a way of referring to ways of removing rosacea from your skin. In this article, we will discuss a few of these methods.
Rosacea is a generalized condition of irritable, sensitive, red, flushed skin. It cannot be cured, but there are many ways to address it and mitigate its effects.
What Are The Medications For Rosacea?
Because rosacea is an inflammatory disease, anti-inflammatory medications are used to keep it under control. Often dermatologists try using ointments, creams and other topical treatments first. If these are unsuccessful, antibiotics in pill or liquid form may be called for.
There are a number of good creams and gels that can help rosacea. Among them are Metrocream and Metrogel, which are both forms of metronidazole. Some others are Azelex and Finacea, which are forms of azelaic acid.
Other choices include sodium sulfacetamide and retinoid. The former is a sulfur foam. The latter is a derivative of Vitamin A, which has been useful in treating wrinkles. These may be helpful, or conversely, they may cause irritation.
If topical medications are not helpful, antibiotics may have the right anti-inflammatory effect. The usual choice for skin irritations is tetracycline.
Unfortunately, it is not wise to use antibiotics in the long term because your body may form a resistance. Short term use will help get your symptoms under control in preparation for successful use of topical solutions.
Additionally, some new developments in low-dose antibiotics, such as doxycycline, allow longer term use. You may have heard of this antibiotic called by its commercial name, Oracea. Doctors are pleased with it because it does not seem to cause resistant bacteria to develop.
Taking Care Of Your Skin With Rosacea
You may be very angry with your skin, but you should still treat it gently. Begin by making some smart lifestyle changes.
Always use a gentle, high quality sunscreen to protect your skin from excessive UV rays,which cause outbreaks. You should choose an unscented, hypoallergenic sunscreen that is alcohol free. You might also opt for something simple like zinc oxide or simply be careful to dress in long sleeves and make use of a sun hat and/or umbrella.
Bathe in tepid water. Water that is too hot or too cold can irritate your condition. Rinse your face with soothing, cool water to reduce redness. After your lukewarm bath or shower and cool rinse for your face, pat your skin dry rather than rubbing. Wait a few minutes (as much as half an hour) after your bath or shower to apply topical treatments.
This helps keep them from stinging. Be sure to use gentle, hypoallergenic, alcohol free products on your skin. Avoid ingredients that might cause an burning sensation, such as peppermint, tea tree oil, clove oil and so on. Acidic ingredients, such as salicylic acid should also be avoided.
Be Sure To Manage Stress!
Rosacea tends to be worse when stress is present, so it’s important to manage stress wisely. In fact, after heat and sun, stress is the #3 rosacea trigger.
Be sure to take good care of yourself by exercising lightly, getting enough sleep and learning not to take on too much. Learning stress management techniques such as meditation and deep breathing can be very helpful.
If you become overheated from exercise, take time to cool down by drinking cool, filtered water. This will keep you hydrated and help you avoid becoming red in the face.
Take note of the things that trigger your rosacea outbreaks. Whenever you notice that a food, substance or situation causes your condition to worsen, take note of it and avoid it from then on. Keeping a diary of your symptoms can be helpful to both you and your doctor.
Rosacea is not a life-threatening illness, but it is still very challenging to deal with. It can be very frustrating and tiresome. By following the tips presented here, you have a good chance of getting your rosacea abdecken (off your skin!)