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Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease characterized by facial redness, prominent capillaries (telangiectasia) and pimple-like blisters (papules-pustules).

While the prevalence of the disease varies between 4-22%, it is frequently seen in the age range of 30-50 years. It is more common in female patients and individuals with light skin color.

In the pathogenesis of rosacea, genetic, environmental factors (ultraviolet, hot-cold air, steam, spicy foods, alcohol, infections (Helicobacter pylori), cosmetic products, and stress) are involved.

Rosacea Involvement Patterns

  • Erythematotelangiectatic: facial erythema, redness attacks, clarification of capillaries, facial burning, stinging, dryness,
  • Papulopustular: Facial edema, papule-pustule are present. It may also be accompanied by capillary vascularization.
  • Phymatous: Thickening of the skin, coarsening. It is mainly observed in the nose in male patients.
  • Ocular: Eye burning, stinging, dryness and sun sensitivity.

The first step of treatment in rosacea is to get away from the factors that trigger the disease and to use appropriate dermocosmetics (cleaner, moisturizer, sunscreen).

Drug therapy, on the other hand, is determined topically or systemically according to the current clinical condition and complaints of the patient. Eye Department consultation should definitely be requested from patients with Ophthalmological Findings.

The first step of treatment in rosacea is to get away from the factors that trigger the disease and to use appropriate dermocosmetics (cleaner, moisturizer, sunscreen). Drug therapy, on the other hand, is determined topically or systemically according to the current clinical condition and complaints of the patient.

Eye Department consultation should definitely be requested from patients with Ophthalmological Findings.

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