Rosacea Causes and Treatments

When it comes to Rosacea causes, to this point in time there are only theories and nothing has been scientifically established as yet. Nevertheless, there is ongoing research which gives us hope that the time will come when a potential cure may be on the horizon. In the meantime, let’s discuss the prevailing ideas among dermatologist and other medical professionals.

Popular Theories About Rosacea Causes

Since the symptoms of Rosacea vary from a hot flushed reddish complexion, through to acne inflammation and even thickened, lumpy skin, theories about the underlying causes vary. But one thing is commonly understood – that rosacea is essentially a vascular problem. The general idea is, that rosaceans have enlarged blood capilliaries in the second layer of the skin (the dermis). For some, this simply produces a red complexion, like for someone who has been out in the sun for too long, but if other factors are present such as oily skin or blood impurities, it can lead to what many call “acne rosacea” – the appearance of inflamed pustules and acne-like symptoms.

The most popular (if that’s the right word?) of rosacea causes which have been identified are the presence of a microscopic mite that lives in the skin pores known as Demodex folliculorum. It’s normal function is to consume dead skin cells, but since studies have shown it to be more numerous among rosacea patients, it is assumed there must be a link. One theory is, that when these mites die en masse, they infect the pores and acne breakouts are the result.

Another of the postulated rosacea causes is a bacteria which inhabits the gut, called Helicobacter pylori. The idea is, that there is link between an unbalanced digestive system and your skin condition. It’s all about how it affects your hormone levels and the lymphatic system, not to mention internal stress levels, which in turn influences the rate of blood flow to your face.

Speaking of stress levels, this has also been identified as one of the major rosacea causes. Physicians have found that patients who are experiencing emotional stress are more prone to rosacea symptoms. Since stress affects our nervous system and this controls many involuntary functions of our bodies, this idea is quite understandable.

In this section of Rosacea Skin Care, we will explore anything to do with what causes rosacea, together with treatments that are available to help relieve it. So take a look below and navigate to any subjects that may interest you.

Rosacea Causes and Treatments – Table of Contents

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  • The Role of Neuroinflammation in Rosacea Rosacea is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases, and although it is frequently diagnosed, its pathophysiology is still poorly understood. Continued research has shed some light on ...
  • Living And Coping With Rosacea Skin Disorder Rosacea skin disorder is a skin condition that causes redness and small bumpy areas that affect the face. Many of us can remember struggling with acne growing up, the embarrassment ...
  • Rosacea Prevention – Is it Really Possible? Is rosacea prevention possible? If you’re one of those people who have it, then you might be skeptical about an affirmative answer here, particularly if your symptoms are recurring and ...
  • Rosacea Triggers When it comes to rosacea triggers, everyone is an individual. What causes rosacea symptoms to flare up for one person may have no effect on another, so it’s probably worth ...


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