Rosacea Specialist

Rosacea in Wesley Chapel, FL
Rosacea in Wesley Chapel, FL

What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Rosacea has four different subtypes. It can affect the appearance of the skin on your face, the shape of your nose, the texture of your skin, and the look of your eyes. Common signs include:

  • Facial redness and visible blood vessels on your nose and cheeks
  • Swollen bumps that look like acne
  • Hot and tender feeling to the skin
  • Eye dryness, irritation, reddened eyelids
  • Enlarged nose that appears bulbous – especially in men

What causes rosacea?

The precise cause of rosacea remains a mystery, but it does seem to run in families and may have something to do with the immune system overreacting to a specific bacterium. Other possible causes may be related to the stomach infection, H pylori, unusually high concentrations of a mite that lives on everyone’s skin, or your body’s misprocessing of a protein that usually protects your skin from infection.

What puts me at risk of developing rosacea?

If you have other people in your family with rosacea, you are at greater risk of developing the condition. Other risk factors include:

  • Being female
  • Older than age 30
  • Smoking
  • Fair skin, especially if it’s incurred sun damage

How is rosacea treated?

Dr. Tadicherla diagnoses rosacea based on a thorough physical exam and health history. Her goal in treatment is to help you manage symptoms and prevent rosacea from worsening – there is no cure.

Avoiding triggers helps you prevent flare-ups of rosacea. Dr. Tadicherla may suggest you avoid exposure to cold wind, extreme stress, and eating spicy foods, which commonly cause rosacea to flare. Alcohol and intense exercise are other common triggers.

Many people with rosacea are extremely sensitive to the sun. Use appropriate sun protection – at least 30 SPF – and avoid the mid-day sun altogether. She can also help you select rosacea friendly cleansing and moisturizing products and techniques. Avoid scrubbing your skin harshly, as this can aggravate the redness of rosacea.

Some prescription medications, acne drugs, and oral antibiotics can reduce the appearance of redness. If your rosacea is severe and not easily controlled with lifestyle changes, Dr. Tadicherla may offer these as an option.

Don’t ignore your rosacea symptoms any longer. Contact Wesley Chapel Dermatology to have your condition treated and managed today! You can reach us in our Wesley Chapel, FL office at (813) 606-4144 to schedule an appointment!

Wesley Chapel Dermatology


2336 Crestover Ln Suite 101,
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544


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