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Rosacea

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that affects the face, in particular, the nose and cheeks. Rosacea can cause your face to become red and irritated, which is difficult to hide and as such, can have a psychological impact.

The exact cause of rosacea is unknown but several theories have been suggested including:

  • Abnormalities in facial blood vessels
  • A reaction to dust mites or bacteria
  • Side-effects caused by certain medication or skin care products

Symptoms

 

Symptoms that indicate you have rosacea are as follows:

 

  • Temporary or permanent facial redness or flushing
  • Spots
  • Dry, hard or rough skin
  • Skin irritation or a burning and stinging sensation
  • Blood vessels in the skin becoming visible

 

However,  these symptoms could be occurring because of different skin conditions so it is important to speak to an Ahmeys healthcare professional to get a firm diagnosis.

 

A number of triggers have also been identified as worsening the symptoms of rosacea, such as:

 

  • Stress
  • Exercise
  • Hot and cold temperatures
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Sunshine
  • Humidity
  • Spicy food
  • Dairy products

Treatment

While there is a lot that is still not understood about rosacea or why it occurs, there are treatments available to help control symptoms. These usually involve a combination of self-help techniques and medication.

These include:

  • Avoiding any identified triggers
  • Creams and gels
  • Oral medication
  • Laser surgery and IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment

Also, in cases where you find that you find that rosacea is having a debilitating effect on your self-esteem and mental health there are a number of organisations that offer support, information, advice and counselling. For example:

National Rosacea Society
Changing Faces

Ahmeys healthcare professionals will be able to offer a full assessment of your symptoms and can develop a management and treatment plan that is personalised to your skin and unique symptoms.

Faheem Ahmed

Have Questions?

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Either give us a call on 01865 689 149 or book online.

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How to Find Us

Visit us at:
158 Oxford Road
Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2LA
Contact us at:
info@ahmeysclinic.com
01865 689 149

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2021-08-14
professional and lovely staff. The staff was super helpful and also called just to make sure I got my results without any mistakes.
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2021-07-18
Went for a fit to fly PCR test. The staff were incredibly polite and helpful. They took special care to get my flight credentials correct and had my test result to me within less than a day. They guarantee to get your result the next day (even over weekends). Overall good service, I would recommend.
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2021-06-22
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2021-05-27
I went to the clinic for a Covid Swab test: the nurse has been very professional and careful, the service has been perfect, fast and the certificate compliant for the fit to fly. I highly recommend this service and I will definitely use it again.
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2021-02-04
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2021-01-19
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