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One very common skin condition seen at the London dermatology clinic is rosacea. This condition is chronic and characterized by redness and pimples across the forehead, nose and cheeks. It can also be found on the eyes, scalp, ears, chest and neck, although these areas are less common.
Prevalence And Risk Factors
It is estimated that the prevalence rate of rosacea in the United Kingdom is 1.65/1000 patients. This means that approximately 104,000 people in the UK alone suffer from this skin condition – and this only accounts for the cases that are diagnosed. Risk factors for developing this condition include having a family history of the problem, being of Celtic origin or from Southern Italy. Women develop this condition three times more than men and the typical age of onset seen at the London dermatology clinic is between 30 and 40 years of age.
It is important to understand what causes this condition to properly treat it at the London dermatology clinic. Rosacea is a condition that flares up when facial flushing is triggered. Anything that causes blushing including sunlight, wind, cold, food triggers, emotional stress and alcohol can contribute to a reoccurrence of the redness and pimples common in sufferers. Some medications including topical steroids, stimulants and even some antibiotics can trigger a flare up. A professional dermatologist working in a skin clinic often suggests that people suffering from rosacea keep a journal to discover what their individual triggers for the condition may be.
The London Dermatology Clinic offers a number of different treatment options for those with rosacea. The treatments generally tried by doctors at the London dermatology clinic may include topical antibiotics such as metronidazole. If that proves ineffective, oral antibiotics such as tetracyclines are usually tried next. Laser treatments may also be chosen for cases that are persistent, stubborn and especially troubling to the patient.
Rosacea is a skin condition that is generally considered harmless although those with it often suffer social and emotional difficulties such as a loss of self-esteem, self-confidence and depression. If rosacea is suspected, visit a dermatologist at the London Dermatology Clinic to discuss treatment options. To book an appointment call us on 0207 112 4924, our lines are open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Saturday. Alternatively, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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