Rosacea

By: Allie McCarthy

What is it?

Rosacea is a chronic disorder that is life disruptive. It is a rash primarily of the facial skin. It has been stated that This disease begins any time after age 30. This disease causes a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or the forehead. If not treated The redness can become persistent and blood vessels will become visible. If it is not treated, bumps and pimples will develop and the face may start to become swollen. This condition is called rhinophyma. Rosacea doesn't have to be just located on the face. In some instances it may develop on the neck, chest, scalp, and rarely the ears.
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How do we diagnosis it? Are there any tests for the disease?

Rosacea is diagnosed by examining the skin on your face. The presence of enlarged blood vessels will distinguish it from other skin disorders. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to control rosacea and prevent its progression. There is no cure for rosacea. The primary goal of treatment is to control the redness, inflammation, and skin eruptions. Common triggers include sun exposure, very hot or very cold weather, alcohol, very hot foods, spicy foods, intense exercise, and stress. Proper skin care can also help. Use very mild skin cleansers and high-quality, oil-free cosmetics and moisturizers to help prevent irritation. Also, use a sunscreen with broad spectrum coverage. There is also many creams and antibiotics you can use depending on how serious it is.

Who gets this?

Everyone has the possibility of getting this disease but it is more common in adults over 30.