Rosacea Health Care
Dermatologists work within the health care system and the terminology used to diagnose and describe symptoms becomes commonplace and familiar to them but to the patient these terms are confusing and you may feel intimidated by the everyday use of terms that are not a part of your common dialogue. It can almost seem as if the dermatologist is speaking a foreign language you have no knowledge of. In this situation it can be difficult to feel confident about the decisions and treatments recommended for your skin. You want to believe them because they have the degree in this medical field and you are paying for their knowledge and expertise. But you often feel you are being dropped in the middle of a vast ocean with no map or guidance to help you navigate the maze of treatments and terms and options. You don’t always even know the questions you’ll be asking.
I recall overhearing a patient remarking as they were checking out at the dermatologist’s front desk, ‘they said I have a carcinoma – thank God it’s not cancer.’ And no one told this man that, in fact, that is cancer. In this more hurried lifestyle there are times when we need to stop, slow down and ask questions. As a patient we are not always given the tools and resources we need to make decisions about our health care and unfortunately those who have that knowledge don’t always take the time to share the knowledge with us, leaving us to research, educate and research each symptoms and diagnosis we are given.
With rosacea there are many conditions that can co-exist with rosacea such as acne, peri-oral dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis. There are also many long technical terms thrown around by health professionals to define the different types of rosacea such as Papulopustular Rosacea otherwise known as small red bumps and pus-filled acne like pimples or Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea – can anyone even say this term three times fast!? Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea is just a fancy term for facial redness or flushing that may be accompanied by swelling of the face, stinging of the skin and possibly broken spidery looking veins.
When you visit us at rosacea-ltd.com, we provide all the resources and information to you that you can access when it’s convenient for you, to help you make informed and knowledgeable decisions about your rosacea treatment and care. We understand how confusing all the rosacea terms and treatments can be and we do our best to make your journey into rosacea treatment, control and management an easy and successful journey.
When you place an order online for Rosacea-Ltd, we take the time again to ask the questions, no one else bothered to ask to understand your rosacea symptoms and what may be influencing your rosacea. We also provide a space for additional comments so you can tell us all the things you wanted to tell your dermatologist but no one took the time to listen. Rosacea-Ltd is a patient based company with an emphasis on patient centered care.