Tip number seven, certain medicines can actually make rosacea worse, for example certain medicines can actually open up the blood vessels around the face and make you even more red so the moral of the story is don’t stop your medicines that you’ve been prescribed but do speak to your healthcare professional, speak to them, let them know you’re suffering from rosacea and get them to check whether any of the medicines that you’re taking at the moment can make symptoms worse and then potentially they could prescribe you alternatives but the most important thing here is don’t just stop prescribed medication without speaking to your healthcare professional, that’s the most important thing and lifestyle tip number eight, it’s all about cosmetics, there’s loads of cosmetics out there that are actually bespokely made for rosacea and concealing so if you are suffering from it, if it’s affecting you and you just want to conceal it a little, there’s loads of things available that look very natural and you can’t even tell that you’ve got anything but if you do want more information on them, speak to your healthcare professional about them, okay now to finish off, we’re going to briefly look at treatments that are available, we have to briefly touch on this because with regards to treatments it really depends on your symptoms and what your healthcare professional thinks is the right option for you but i’m just going to give you the different treatment options that are available, they do all have to be prescribed by the way so you will need healthcare professional about them, so when we’re looking at treatments, we’re really looking at two different types of formulations, we’re looking at topical treatments which you apply directly on the skin or oral treatments that you take orally that are all going to help with those symptoms.

Now with regards to the topical treatments that are available, they need to be followed properly so the directions need to be followed properly and generally speaking they usually take up to eight weeks to show their full signs if they’re working or not and with regards to oral treatments, it’s usually antibiotics that are prescribed, the tetracycline family is the main family that’s usually prescribed for rosacea and the length of treatment again is really dependent on your healthcare professional’s choice of antibiotic or what they think when they’re actually examining your rosacea and there are other types of oral treatments available as well, some that reduce the flushing to the phase and as well as some other treatments, for example, even isotretinoin is sometimes prescribed quite rarely though for rosacea so the next question is when should you be seeking medical attention, well first of all, as we’ve discussed if you haven’t been diagnosed with rosacea and having these kinds of symptoms you need to speak to your healthcare professional to get a diagnosis so they can check you out, examine you, do all the tests that are needed, secondly, remember the signs of symptoms we discussed, one of them was any change in your visual field, any change in your vision at all, again that’s the reason why you need to speak to your healthcare professional urgently and also if it’s affecting you, if it’s affecting your mood, if it’s affecting how you feel, if you know you’re not doing the sort of things that you used to do anymore, that you used to enjoy, please again speak to your healthcare professional.

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