Many suffer from Rosasea. However many times Rosacea treatments are used for Eczema and vice versa. Although these two have a few similar symptoms, they are two totally different health issues and must be treat specifically to one or the either.
While Rosacea is a chronic inflammation that affects the skin, Eczema involves several issues with the skin barrier.
Rosacea may possibly lead to issues such as dry eyes, blurred vision and a tingling feeling. People with Roazea are also prone to anxiety and depression. Addressing each of these symptoms may help deal with the emotional turmoil of Rosacea also.
Unlike Rosacea, Eczema makes people more susceptible to skin infections and persistent dry and itchy skin.
Will the same product that helps one’s Rosacea help mine? I wish the answer were a simple "yes". However, that is not always the case. And it is a case by case basis.
Let’s first look further about Rosacea and some other common symptoms that can occur.
What Is It
Rosacea primarily occurs in the center of the face, on and around the nose and cheeks. It has also shown up in other areas such as the ears, neck, and chest. If Rosacea is left untreated, it can become uncomfortable and more difficult to deal with. Ezcema on the other hand will show up as a rash with itchy skin and the skin becomes thickened. Along with that, scaling, blistering, excoriation, a.k.a. drmatillomania (picking at skin) can occur as well as dry and discolored skin.
A Few More Psoriasis Common Symptoms
Am I repeating myself. I may be. But we want to be thorough. Although the symptoms of Rosacea are common, they can vary from person to person and vary in the severity of it. It also seems to occur in cycles or what is called a ‘flare-up”. It can happen for several days, weeks or more then disappear, to only return later down the road.
Common symptoms include worsening of facial redness, small, raised bumps that look similar to acne can occur (papules and pustules), visible broken or dilated blood vessels (telangiectasias), and possible skin thickening referred to as phymatous changes.
How Is It Diagnosed
It is diagnosed based on certain characteristics of the patient. Only a physician should diagnose whether you have Rosacea or facial flushing from other causes.
The actual cause of Rosacea is unknown, so looking for certain characteristics can assist with diagnosing it. The characteristics that are looked for include immune disorders, a relative that had/has it, those that are blue-eyed, blonde hair and fair-skinned and if one is of Celtic or Scandinavian decent. It usually starts occurring between the ages of 30-50. Women are more often diagnosed with Rosacea than men. However, when it occurs in men, it seems to be a worse case scenario.
How Can Aromatics Assist
Both essential oils and carrier oils may help the various symptoms of Psoriasis. For Eczema, please refer to our article Fixed (Carrier) Oils and uses, under the carrier oil "Borage" and you will find a successful recipe for adults and one for children. It's with great joy that many clients have successfully used this and have been able to quit prescription medication. Will it work for you? Only one way to find out.
Another carrier oil that has been effective on both is Almond Prunus amygdalus var. dulci oil. Look to our article for me. For Psoriasis, I grab the carrier Sea Buckthorn and Tamanu. Both are highly effective for most skin disorder symptoms.
As to essential oils and Rosacea, Lavender Lavendula angustifolia has two major components within it, Linalool (Linalol) and Linalyl acetate and has shown effective against Rosacea. Also Sandalwood, Bergamot and Citrus oils. With citrus oils, caution using those that are phototoxic.
This short article does not cover full details about Rosacea. However, I’ve attached several excellent resources that go into more detail.
Please remember, the same product that works for one, whatever the condition, symptoms or diagnosis, may not offer the same results for another.