Rosacea is a disease of the facial skin that mostly affects persons in their middle age (30-40 years). It leads to red spots and lumps and inflamed papules and blisters, and therefore it resembles acne. Rosacea cannot be cured. However, it can be controlled by antibiotics and other medications. In some cases, laser surgery can improve the symptoms.
Rosacea is a skin disease occurring in the face, especially on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. It may bring redness, dryness, sensitivity, pimples, scales, enlargement of blood vessels and even thickened skin on the affected area.
The causes of rosacea are not clear at the moment. Hereditary problems, an abnormal immune system, and infections are discussed as trigger. It is most commonly present on the facial skin, but can also affect other parts like the eyes. Rosacea typically begins with a visible enlargement of the blood vessels and redness of the face, especially after changes of temperature or in stressful situations. But later on it will present with other symptoms like sensitivity, itching, dryness, pimples, thickened skin and swelling of the nose. If rosacea occurs in the eyes, it may lead to a swollen eyelid and even affect normal vision.
The treatment of rosacea mainly includes medication. Medications such as antibiotic drugs can be used to relieve the symptoms. If rosacea occurs in the eyes, then steroidal eye drops can help with the problem. In some cases, laser surgery can improve the redness and the enlarged blood vessels. Even though the disease cannot be totally cured, it can still be well controlled with proper treatment.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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