Rosacea

ExitCare ImageRosacea is a long-term (chronic) skin problem that causes redness and bumps. Rosacea often affects the skin of the face (cheeks, nose, brow, and chin) and sometimes the eyes. Without treatment, rosacea tends to get worse over time. There is no cure for rosacea, but treatment can help control the redness.

HOME CARE

  • Avoid things that seem to make your skin problems worse (triggers).

  • If you are given antibiotic medicines, take them as told. Finish the medicines even if you start to feel better.

  • Use a gentle face wash that does not contain alcohol.

  • You may use a gentle face lotion (moisturizer).

  • Use a sunscreen or sunblock with SPF 30 or more.

  • Wear green-tinted makeup to hide redness, if needed. Choose makeup that does not clog your pores (noncomedogenic).

  • If your eyelids are affected, put a warm washcloth on your eyelids. Do this up to 4 times a day or as told by your doctor.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • Your skin problems get worse.

  • You feel very sad (depressed).

  • You have no desire to eat (loss of appetite).

  • You have trouble concentrating.

  • You have problems with your eyes, such as redness or itching.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.