- Q What is cyclic rosacea?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyCyclic rosacea is when the symptoms of this condition go through cycles of flare-ups that may last for weeks or months followed by periods of remission. If left untreated, symptoms of rosacea -- including redness, acne-like lesions, skin... Full Answer
- Q How likely is it that my cyclic rosacea will affect my eyes?
About 50 percent of the people diagnosed with rosacea experience problems with their eyes as part of the condition. Their eyes feel as if they're burning, itchy, dry, or watery, and sometimes turn red in color. If this happens to you, it is important... Full Answer
- Q How can I improve my skin that has been damaged by cyclic rosacea?
If you're suffering from cyclic rosacea, you may have noticed red lines under your skin, or thickened skin that won't go away. The red lines are from old blood vessels, and the thick skin is caused by built-up tissue. Both issues can be helped with laser... Full Answer
- Q Do I need to go to a special doctor to treat my cyclic rosacea?
Many people first get diagnosed with rosacea by their family doctor. After diagnosis, though, it is often recommended that people with rosacea see a dermatologist-a doctor who specializes in skin conditions. As specialists, dermatologists will have more... Full Answer
- Q How can doctors treat cyclic rosacea?
There are two primary types of treatment that a doctor will use to treat rosacea. The first consists of topical treatments, like ointments and gels, which are applied to the surface of the skin to relieve the bumps and flushing. The second treatment type... Full Answer
- Q Is cyclic rosacea contagious?
Cyclic rosacea is not contagious. Doctors aren't exactly sure what causes rosacea, but there is absolutely no research that suggests that skin contact can spread the condition. It is safe to touch and interact with people with rosacea. Full Answer
- Q What do I do if exercise triggers my cyclic rosacea?
Because exercise causes physical strain and flushing, it is a common trigger for cyclic rosacea flare-ups. Exercise is important for good health, though, so it's unwise to avoid exercise altogether. What you can do is try to keep your exercises at a... Full Answer
- Q What should I do if cyclic rosacea damages my self-esteem?
Many people become embarrassed or self-conscious about their facial appearance during a flare-up of cyclic rosacea. Don't be afraid to seek encouragement from friends and family members. There are also support groups online for people dealing with... Full Answer
- Q Is having cyclic rosacea the same as having allergies?
Cyclic rosacea may seem similar to allergies because both rosacea and allergies are often reactions, triggered by something in your environment. But they are not the same. Rosacea is a condition involving the blood vessels in your face, while allergies... Full Answer
- Q Do the same triggers cause flare-ups for everyone with cyclic rosacea?
Cyclic rosacea is a very personalized condition. Common triggers are wind and sun exposure, alcohol or spicy or hot foods, or becoming stressed or agitated, but not all of these things will be triggers for everyone. Some people with cyclic rosacea will... Full Answer