This is an internal illness that affects the digestive system and or the liver and it manifests in the face. It is estimated that between 2% and 5 % of the population suffer from this illness. Rosacea has a severe damaging cosmetic effect on the skin. Women and men suffer from this illness – in men it is more severe and intense. It affects the nose of the male sufferers only.
Symptoms can get worse if the body is not treated holistically. The best results recorded are when a person with this illness seeks the help of a Homeopath and or Anthroposophical Doctor. “Their understanding of this illness are excellent in their opinion.
Symptoms that are similar to acne:
- Appearance is in the face
- Sebaceous flows to the outside
- Papules and pustules in the final stage, phase 3.
Interesting points about Rosacea:
There are no blackheads with Rosacea
Rosacea does not leave scars like Acne does
It appears between the ages of 40 and 50.
There are 3 phases of Rosacea
Deep flushing, reddening of the face, widening of the blood vessels.
Redding of the skin in the middle of the face spreading onto the cheeks slightly.
Blood appears to be pressing upwards out of the face.
Physical sensations: burning, biting, stinging
Pimples, spots, pustules appear
Located in the middle of the face, nose (males only) and cheeks
Symptoms progress towards the forehead and chin.
It spreads to the side of the cheeks.
Intensifying: Inflammation increases, horny plugs and cornified plugs develop.
Large areas are affected.
The metabolism in the skin changes and the connective tissue grows in the skin. One appears to have more skin as a result of the skin swelling with more tissue.
Nose enlarges (in men only).
What is the cause of Rosacea?
The cause is invisible – it is inside the body. The area of the body that is affected is below the diaphragm. The stomach and liver are usually the problem areas.
Using a holistic explanation: “the fire element from the liver and or stomach has gone to the face and it needs to be returned to the organ(s) it has left”.