If you have rosacea and are looking for natural treatments, you will find that you have a number of options. The skin condition is often referred to as "pustular rosacea." The disease does not, however, cause any pain or discomfort and there are no known serious underlying causes. Rather, the disease manifests itself in a variety of typical Rosacea symptoms: redness, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. How does rosacea happen? In most cases, rosacea is caused by irritation or damage to the skin's blood vessels. Redness caused by the disease often results from increased blood flow to the area. There can also be accompanying pain or discomfort. When blood vessels are irritated, the redness caused by rosacea is also caused by an increase in capillary pressure. For this reason, it is important to see your dermatologist if you experience severe inflammation, extreme redness, or extreme pain. Treatment of rosacea : 1. Medications As mentioned earlier, there are many medications available for the treatment of rosacea. Some people choose to use prescription medications, while others prefer to avoid them because of the associated side effects. Topical medications are one type that doctors commonly prescribe to patients. These topical medications are available only on the topical portion of the treatment, so you won't see any visible effects until after several weeks or months of taking the medication. In rare cases, some of these medications can lead to the formation of a thickened skin due to increased water loss; others may even result in a temporary lightening of the skin. 2. Anti-inflammatory medications Other medications include anti-inflammatory medications that can be used to treat both redness and inflammation. Unfortunately, many people also find that they can treat their rosacea through diet and lifestyle changes. Increased intake of vitamin A, B, C, and E can reduce the symptoms associated with this disease, as can avoiding foods and beverages that cause an increased risk of inflammation. Also, avoiding alcohol can also help to reduce your risk. You may find that certain vitamins or food sources are actually helpful in treating the disease.