There is no cure for rosacea, but it can be treated and
controlled. In time the skin may look better.
- Sometimes antibiotics can be put right on the skin. Other
times, oral antibiotics can be used. The skin bumps may get better
quickly, but redness and flushing are less likely to improve.
- Small red lines can be treated with electrosurgery and
laser surgery. For some people, laser surgery improves the skin without
much scarring or damage.
- Patients with a swollen, bumpy nose can have extra skin
tissue taken off to make it smaller. Usually patients feel this process
helps their appearance.
- Some people find that green-tinted makeup is good for
hiding the skin's redness.
For the eyes:
- Most eye problems are treated with oral antibiotics.
- People who get infections of the eyelids must clean them a
lot. The doctor may say to scrub the eyelids gently with watered-down baby
shampoo or an over-the-counter eyelid cleaner. After scrubbing, you should
apply a warm (but not hot) compress a few times a day.
- If needed, the doctor may prescribe steroid eye drops.
National Institute of Arthritis and
Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, USA.