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Rose Disease and Mask Use

Noting that rosacea disease, known as rose disease and causing nasal enlargement, especially in men, has increased due to the use of masks, Dermatology Specialist Dr. Armin Müştak said, “Under the mask, the temperature of the skin increases and the veins expand with the effect of the humid environment. Parasites and bacteria increasing in the airless facial area cause the lesions to multiply, causing the disease to be triggered.”

Rose disease (Rozasea), which is a chronic skin disease and triggered by stress and environmental conditions, started to increase during the pandemic process. Expressing that rose disease, which manifests itself with facial redness, hot flashes, acne-like blisters, inflamed blisters and superficial vascular enlargement, is triggered by the use of masks, Dermatology Specialist Dr. Armin Müştak said, “Rose disease is a disease that is very much affected by heat. The mask causes the temperature of the skin to increase and the vessels to expand with the effect of the humid environment. This situation also triggers the proliferation of parasites and bacteria in the face area and the proliferation of lesions. We started to encounter the disease quite often,” he said.

Stress triggers attacks
Drawing attention to the fact that rose disease, which also disturbs people aesthetically with its red face appearance, is more common in fair-skinned people, Dr. Armin Müştak said:
“Rose disease begins to appear at the age of 30. It is more common in women, but more severe in men. It is a progressive disease and causes permanent staining. Rosacea, which is more common with seasonal changes, is characterized by excessive exercise, hot tea, coffee, chocolate, bitterness. “It can be triggered by spicy foods, alcohol consumption, sudden changes in hot and cold weather, sunlight and some cosmetics. The biggest trigger of this disease, which progresses with attacks, is stress.”

Causes nasal enlargement in men
Noting that in advanced stages of rose disease, especially in men, it can lead to nasal enlargement, Dr. Müştak warned, “With the increase in capillaries, the sebaceous glands proliferate over time. The enlargement of the sebaceous glands under the nose skin causes redness and enlargement in the nose. In this case, surgical intervention or laser treatment is required. If treatment is not started, the condition becomes permanent.” .

lifelong illness
Stating that rosacea is a chronic disease and there is no cure, Dr. Armin Müştak gave the following information about ways to prevent attacks:

“Rose disease is difficult to heal completely, but it can be kept under control with certain treatments and measures to be taken. First of all, baths with hot water, Turkish baths and saunas should be avoided. One of the most important factors that trigger the disease is the sun. You should use an appropriate protection recommended by your dermatologist at intervals of 2-4 hours a day. Restrict excessive consumption of bitters, spices, alcohol, hot tea and coffee. Avoid sweating and do not use tonics containing alcohol and menthol on your skin. If left untreated, rosacea can cause permanent scars on a highly visible area such as the face, as well as psychological disorders. Therefore, the treatment of the disease should not be neglected.