Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on the face. It typically affects middle-aged and older adults, particularly those with fair skin. Though it can be a symptom of various conditions, rosacea is often exacerbated by triggers such as sun exposure, stress, and certain foods. Topical steroids on the face may also worsen rosacea.
If you’re experiencing any of these common symptoms, consult a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment:
A proper diagnosis of rosacea is needed for effective treatment and management of the condition.
Characterised by facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels, ETR typically presents with sensitive skin and a tendency to flush easily.
Often mistaken for acne, this type features red bumps (papules) and pus-filled pimples (pustules), along with facial redness and swelling.
Results in the thickening of the skin, most commonly on the nose (rhinophyma), and may also affect the chin, forehead, cheeks, or ears.
Affecting the eyes and causes redness, irritation, and swollen eyelids. May lead to more serious complications if left untreated.
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Understanding the risk factors of rosacea is essential for early detection and effective management.
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Consult a dermatologist who can recommend appropriate treatment options such as topical medications, oral antibiotics, or laser therapy, along with lifestyle changes to avoid personal triggers and maintain a gentle skincare routine.
Rosacea triggers vary between individuals but may include sun exposure, emotional stress, hot or cold weather, wind, spicy foods, alcohol, hot beverages, strenuous exercise, and certain medications.
The exact cause of rosacea is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors, along with a dysfunction of the blood vessels and skin barrier.
Individuals who are most prone to rosacea include those with fair skin, aged 30 to 60, with a family history of the condition, or women.
No, it cannot be cured, but long-term treatments and avoidance of rosacea triggers will help to control the condition and symptoms.