The Real academy of the Spanish language defines blush with several meanings. It is the “flushing of the face caused by shame”; “Embarrassment or embarrassment of mood” or “red or red color very fiery.” But it introduces one more definition, “pathological reddening of the skin.”
And is that for many the constant blushing on the cheeks is a skin condition and, also, a real ordeal. We talk about the rosacea, a chronic skin disorder affecting the face, and that causes redness and pimples on the cheeks, sometimes even with the formation of pus.
This disease affects both men and women, but is more common in women with fair skin.
Why does rosacea appear?
Why does rosacea appear? The experts of the Spanish Academy of Dermatology point out multiple factors, but there are two essential ones:
In any case, heredity weighs heavily on the appearance of rosacea since, according to dermatologists, “40% of patients have a family history” of this skin pathology.
What to do if we suffer from rosacea?
What to do if we suffer from rosacea? Fortunately to know if we really suffer from this disorder of the skin We should not undergo any kind of diagnostic test. Only with the symptoms (redness and pimples on the cheeks) the dermatologist is able to diagnose it.
And although the treatment will depend on the causes that have caused it, the Academy of Dermatology indicates some guidelines that patients should follow:
In any case, the best we can do if we suspect that the blushing on our cheeks may be due to this skin disorder is to go to the dermatology specialist who will decide which treatment to apply in each case.
Sometimes topical drugs are used, which are applied directly to the skin (antibiotics, permethrin) or orally as antibiotics.
In certain circumstances, a good solution is treatment with laser or pulsed light, in order to destroy visible blood vessels or reduce redness.
In conclusion, although it is not yet possible to definitively cure rosacea, there are treatments with which to alleviate symptoms, improve the appearance of the skin and increase the quality of life of patients.
Rosacea and masks, bad combination
Rosacea and masks, bad combination It will be a year since the mandatory use of the mask was introduced as an essential element to prevent the coronavirus. And although its importance is absolute, it is true that it has caused some problems for the skin of our face.
For this expert in dermatology, the problems derived from the use of face masks is that “most people do not take correct hydration measures when they remove the mask when they get home. These measures do not completely solve the problem, but they do decrease its intensity.
And when the problem “is very pressing, obviously you will need medical treatment that can be prescribed either by your family doctor or by the dermatologist,” says Ruiz.
The treatment will be different depending on the problem that is causing or aggravating the use of the mask. “In the case of seborrheic dermatitis, it is treated with mild corticosteroids or immunomodulatory drugs. In the case of perioral or rosacea dermatitis, sometimes it is necessary to even treat with topical antifungals and with a topical antibiotic »explains the doctor.
But how to prevent the mask from affecting our skin? Well the Dr. Ruiz Villaverde offers us some guidelines to follow:
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.