Table of Contents
- Rosacea facts
- What is rosacea? Is rosacea contagious? What does rosacea look like?
- Is rosacea like acne?
- What are causes and risk factors of rosacea?
- What are rosacea symptoms and signs?
- How long does facial flushing from rosacea last?
- Is it possible to prevent rosacea?
- What tests do health care professionals use to diagnose rosacea?
- How does rosacea affect the nose and the eyes?
- What about using acne medicine for rosacea?
- Does rosacea get worse with age?
- What types of doctors treat rosacea?
- What is the treatment for rosacea?
- What types of medications treat rosacea?
- What types of medications treat rosacea? (Part 2)
- What are other treatments for rosacea?
- What are rosacea triggers? Is there a rosacea diet? What foods are good for rosacea?
- What natural rosacea treatments or home remedies can help?
- What is the prognosis for rosacea?
- How should people with rosacea care for their facial skin?
- How are the telangiectasias (the red lines) treated?
- How is rhinophyma (the W.C. Fields nose) treated?
- What effect may rosacea have on a person's life?
- Where can people get more information about rosacea?
What are rosacea symptoms and signs?
Typical signs and symptoms of rosacea include
- facial flushing,
- skin redness (erythema),
- red bumps and pustules,
- small cysts, and
- thickening of the facial tissue, especially the nose.
The symptoms and signs of rosacea tend to come and go. The skin may be clear for weeks, months, or years and then erupt again. Rosacea tends to evolve in stages and typically causes inflammation of the skin of the face, particularly the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.
When rosacea first develops, it may appear, then disappear, and then reappear. However, the skin may fail to return to its normal color, and the enlarged blood vessels and pimples arrive in time. Rosacea rarely resolves spontaneously.
Rosacea generally lasts for years, and if untreated, it tends to gradually worsen.
How long does facial flushing from rosacea last?
Early in the course of rosacea, facial flushing is transient, lasting for minutes to hours. Later, as the disease progresses, the flushing becomes permanent and the redness does not resolve.
Is it possible to prevent rosacea?
It is not possible to prevent rosacea, but it is possible to limit one’s exposure to triggering factors. Once the diagnosis of rosacea is made, it is wise to avoid factors like spicy foods, hot liquids, smoking, and irritating cosmetics that are known to trigger rosacea.