July 25, 2016


Rosacea facts

  • Rosacea is a common, chronic, incurable, adult acne-like skin condition that is easily controllable and medically manageable.
  • Rosacea commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose, and has periodic ups and downs (flares and remissions).
  • Rosacea symptoms and signs include
    • redness of the face (easy facial blushing or flushing),
    • tiny red pimples and fine red lines (telangiectasias) on the facial skin,
    • rhinophyma (an enlarged, bulbous red nose, like W.C. Fields), and
    • eye problems, such as swollen, red eyelids, conjunctivitis, and rosacea keratitis.
  • Rosacea may be mistaken for rosy cheeks, sunburn, or quite often, acne.
  • Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and heat.
  • Rosacea can be a very bothersome and embarrassing condition.
  • Untreated rosacea tends to worsen over time.
  • Prompt recognition and proper treatment permit people with rosacea to enjoy life. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 5/2/2016
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