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Menopause Affect Rosacea
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...Read more
What type of rosacea effects the whole body? My dr said that's what this is and cream he gave isn't helping. Think it's something else. Please help.
Rosacea: Rosacea is characterized by red bumps or pimples on the forehead, nose and cheeks. Some people appear more flushed and blush more when exposed to changes in temperature, etc. Often there is a genetic component to this and more common in fair skinned individuals. See a dermatologist for the flushing and reddened face as well as to determine if rosacea is present. Sunscreen is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One side of my face is always warmer than the other and sometimes flushes and the other side doesn't. It's not rosacea. Is it a sign of something bad?
Hard to know: A physician will need to see you (ideally while this is happening) and perform at least a limited exam to offer more insight. Probably not worrisome, but recommend you see your primary physician. 2 thoughts come to my mind 1) Horners syndrome affecting the opposite side or other syndrome affecting unilateral sympathetic nerves 2) photosensitivity (occur usually after driving?) ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
See Plastics or Derm: Rosacea is a complex issue, and should be handled by someone with training and experience with rosacea. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists see the most of this. There are many outstanding primary care physicians that also treat rosacea. Try to find one that has experience with this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How to get rid of rosacea? I know that you can't get rid of it permanatley, but how can you reduce or control it?
Avoid triggers: Rosacea flares up due to a variety of triggers. Sun is a big trigger, so avoiding sun and using a sensitive skin sunscreen daily is helpful. Stress is another trigger but is often unavoidable. Other triggers include red wine or other alcoholic beverages, spicy foods, chocolate, caffeine, and some nuts. Avoiding these triggers and using prescription creams and antibiotics helps. See a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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