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Rosacea Cure

Because there is currently no cure for rosacea, treatment options are designed to help control symptoms and manage the disease while improving the appearance of the skin. Some people believe that certain triggers, such as emotional stress, cold temperatures, or alcohol, make their symptoms worse and so avoid these items. While not a rosacea cure, medications can help treat the condition, although it can take weeks to months to see improvement.

Can Rosacea Be Cured?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects approximately 14 million people in the United States. Treatment for this condition currently focuses on control and management of the disorder, since, as of yet, there is no rosacea cure.

Can It Be Treated?

Although there is no cure for rosacea, the condition can be treated and controlled. The goals of rosacea treatment are to:
  • Control symptoms
  • Improve the appearance of the person's skin.
Many people can reduce or eliminate the need for rosacea medication by avoiding factors that cause flare-ups. If medications are needed, it may take several weeks or months before a person notices an improvement in symptoms of rosacea. However, without proper care, the condition may progress to a more disfiguring condition.

(Click Rosacea Treatment for more information.)

Know Your Rosacea Triggers

Although not proven, some people claim that one or more of the following factors have aggravated their rosacea:
  • Heat (including hot baths)
  • Heavy exercise
  • Sunlight
  • Winds
  • Very cold temperatures
  • Hot or spicy foods and drinks
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Menopause
  • Emotional stress
  • Long-term use of steroids on the face (see Steroid Rosacea)
  • Make-up, moisturizers, sunscreens, or other products used on the face that contain alcohol or other irritating ingredients.
However, factors that affect some people may not affect others. Symptoms of rosacea will depend on the individual.
(Click Rosacea Symptoms for more information.)

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