What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes flushing, redness and visible blood vessels in your face. It may also produce small red pus-filled bumps across the nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead.

It usually strikes after age 30 and affects more women than men. It tends to flare in response to certain triggers, like sun exposure, emotional stress or in some cases by eating specific types of food.

These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks to months and then diminish for a while. However in most cases rosacea does not disappear on its own and requires treatment and medical attention.

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Symptoms of rosacea

Signs and symptoms of rosacea may include:

1. Facial redness
2. Swollen red bumps
3. Eye problems
4. Enlarged nose or small blood vessles

1. Facial redness: Rosacea usually causes a persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.

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2. Swollen red bumps: Many people who have rosacea may also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot, tender or sensitive.

3. Eye problems: About half of the people who have rosacea also experience eye dryness, irritation and swollen, reddened eyelids. In some people, rosacea’s eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.

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4. Enlarged nose: Rarely, rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous (rhinophyma). This occurs more often in men than in women.

Causes of rosacea

Scientists are still trying to find out what causes rosacea. By studying rosacea, scientists have found some important clues:

  • Rosacea runs in families. Many people who get rosacea have family members who have rosacea. It is possible that people inherit genes for rosacea.
  • The immune system may play a role. Scientists found that most people with acne-like rosacea react to a bacterium (singular for bacteria) called bacillus oleronius. This reaction causes their immune system to overreact. Scientists still do not know whether this can cause rosacea.
  • A bug that causes infections in the intestines may play a role. This bug, Hpylori, is common in people who have rosacea. Scientists cannot prove that H pylori can cause rosacea. Many people who do not have rosacea have an H pylori infection.
  • A mite that lives on everyone’s skin, Demodex, may play a role. This mite likes to live on the nose and cheeks, and this is where rosacea often appears. Many studies found that people with rosacea have large numbers of this mite on their skin. The problem is some people who do not have rosacea also have large numbers of this mite on their skin.
  • A protein that normally protects the skin from infection, cathelicidin, may cause the redness and swelling. How the body processes this protein may determine whether a person gets rosacea.

 

A number of factors can trigger or aggravate rosacea by increasing blood flow to the surface of your skin. Some of these factors include:

  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Alcohol
  • Temperature extremes
  • Sunlight or wind
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Cosmetics
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications

Actually, finding the origin of a problem will lead to solve that problem really sooner. So, we had better to investigate more about one of the most significant origins of skin, hair and scalp issues.

Now let me introduce you to this tiny parasite called “Demodex mite” that can cause different kinds of hair or skin disorders.

They are linked to many issues such as Demodex hair loss, Demodex rosacea, and Demodex acne.

Several studies have shown that Demodex mites, which are present on the facial skin of most of humans, occur in much greater numbers on the faces of people with rosacea.

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What is the relation between rosacea and Demodex mites?

Rosacea is not caused by the Demodex mites; however, it can be irritated by the Demodex mites for those with advanced aging or those with a very weak body and immune system and without a good cell regeneration cycle.

The new study [1], conducted at Mexico’s General Hospital in Mexico City, found much higher numbers of Demodex mites in biopsies of the skin of patients with rosacea than in people with normal skin.

How to treat Demodex rosacea?

Ungex aims to eliminate mites with its innovative Care Plan and by providing the best products to treat Demodex hair mites. The Care Plan is a combination of Ungex products used in conjunction with the correct method.

Ungex products basically lay siege to the Demodex populations on your body, by helping cut their main food source (i.e. oil control), making your body an awful place for them to live, and night after night lessening their populations, until eventually they fade away.

Ungex helps you treat all types of human follicle mites known as Demodex folliculorum and brevis which lead to rosacea and other hair and skin problems.

References

[1] Rios-Yuil JM, Mercadillo-Perez P. Evaluation of Demodex folliculorum as a risk factor for the diagnosis of rosacea in skin biopsies. Mexico’s General Hospital (1975-2010). Indian J Dermatol 2013;58:157.

[2] Main reference for further information

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