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Rosacea - scalp and facial problems

Rosacea is a skin disease that causes rashes and redness on the face and scalp. The rash may disappear with treatment but will return. Basically, the disease is caused by an inflammation of the skin. It is unknown why people get rosacea but it is known that the disease is partly hereditary.

Rosacea can be divided into four stages:

  • The first stage is characterised by redness of the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead, temporary redness and permanent redness.
  • The second stage is characterized by the development of acne pimples called acne rosacea.
  • The third stage involves ruptured and dilated blood vessels that are easily visualized in the affected area.
  • The fourth stage involves the development of scar tissue called rhinophyma.

PRP treatment has begun to be used to treat rosacea in particular, as it can, in addition to increasing hair growth, also reduce inflammation and promote healing of the skin.

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Triggers for rosacea on the scalp

The only treatment option for the fourth stage is surgical intervention. Stages 1 to 3 can traditionally be managed by the use of topical metronidazole, oral tetracycline and oral retinoids.

Many environmental triggers are known to exacerbate rosacea.

The list includes strenuous exercise, excessive sun exposure, stress, anxiety, cold, heat, alcohol, caffeine, and foods high in histamine and spice.

Rosacea is thought to be an inflammatory condition of unknown cause.

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Rosacea and its effect on the scalp

Many possible causes have been described as causing the disease or contributing to its manifestation.

These include genetic predisposition, abnormal vascular reactivity, changes in vascular mediating mechanisms, Helicobacter pylori, Demodex folliculorum infestation, seborrhea, sunlight, high blood pressure and psychogenic factors. It has been suggested that the redness and damage in rosacea is actually caused by inflammation from hyper-sensitive sensory neurons. This inflammation is caused by proteins and peptides in the body that are released due to the overgrowth of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

A new clinical study confirms that rosacea patients exhibit a very significant bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. It also shows that eradication of this overgrowth results in complete remission of symptoms in 96% of patients without further treatments.

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