Iíve recently realized after years of suffering from acne breakouts that I have rosacea. In addition to the papules and pustules associated with acne I have dry itchy eyes, redness and what looks like small veins on my face (nose and eye area.) Iíve tried benzoyle peroxide for the acne like symptoms but the redness that followed was unbearable. This week Iím going to see my primary care physician for consultation but Iím worried he many not be too well informed on the topic of rosacea and what would be the best treatment. Can anyone perhaps recommend the best treatment option for someone in my position? Presently Iím not working and going to school, so a dermatologist is out of the question.
Iíve also been reading up on holistic/natural treatments. From what Iíve read grape seed extract and pycnogenol have show some positive results. Does anyone know whether this would help with the ďspider veins.Ē Also, if any other natural treatments that might assist the condition or perhaps some OTC treatment options that have shown some positive results, that would be great,
My biggest concern is how can I treat something like acne that requires more aggressive treatments as well as something like rosacea, that from what Iíve read, seems to require a more sensitive treatment approach. I apologize if I sound like an idiot, this is all new to me. If anyone could help at all I would really appreciate it. This whole thing is pretty frustrating and I donít know how to handle it. Iím only 26 and honestly Iím worried that this condition is totally unmanageable.