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Rosacea

  • Papulopustular Rosacea
    In addition to persistent redness, bumps (papules) and/or pimples (pustules) are common in many rosacea sufferers. Some patients may also experience raised red patches known as plaques.
  • Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea
    Facial Redness - Rosacea sufferers often experience flushing and persistent facial redness. Small blood vessels may also become visible in some patients, and stinging, burning, swelling and roughness or scaling may occur
  • Phymatous Rosacea
    Rosacea may be associated with enlargement of the nose from excess tissue, a condition known as rhinophyma. This may include thickening of the skin and irregular surface nodules, which in rare cases may also develop in areas other than the nose.
  • Ocular Rosacea
    Rosacea affects the eyes in many patients, and may result in a watery or bloodshot appearance, irritation and burning or stinging. The eyelids may also become swollen, and styes are common.

About

Rosacea is a disease that affects the skin of the face. Rosacea usually starts with redness on the cheeks. It can slowly worsen to include one or more symptoms and several parts of the face. Most common symptoms of rosacea include blushing (reddening of the face), a blotchy red facial rash, or pimple-like lesions resembling acne. Unlike acne, however, rosacea usually first occurs in adults between the ages of 35 and 50. Eye symptoms such as redness, itching, and a gritty feeling are often associated with this condition. The rash of rosacea is not painful. Rosacea is not dangerous, but it can get worse if not properly treated.

There are five classic types of rosacea: erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, ocular, and granulomatous. One patient may have more than one type of rosacea with overlapping symptoms.

Symptoms

Rosacea sufferers often experience flushing and persistent facial redness. Small blood vessels may also become visible in some patients, and stinging, burning, swelling and roughness or scaling may occur. In addition to persistent redness, bumps (papules) and/or pimples (pustules) are common in many rosacea sufferers. Some patients may also experience raised red patches known as plaques.

Rosacea may be associated with enlargement of the nose from excess tissue, a condition known as rhinophyma. This may include thickening of the skin and irregular surface nodules, which in rare cases may also develop in areas other than the nose.

Rosacea affects the eyes in many patients, and may result in a watery or bloodshot appearance, irritation and burning or stinging. The eyelids may also become swollen, and styes are common.

Causes

The cause of rosacea is unknown. Some factors that do not cause rosacea can make it worse, such as sun exposure, cold weather, certain foods, particularly spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol.

Treatment

Recommended products/moisturizers for rosacea: Eucerin Redness Relief Moisturizer with Green Tint, SkinCeuticals Phyto Serum, CeraVe AM (contains niacinamide), Clinique Redness Solution Daily Protective Base SPF 15 (green tint), La Roche-Posay Rosaliac


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FAQs

Can rosacea be treated?

Yes. Topical (metronidazole, azaleic acid, brimonidine) or oral therapies (doxycycline, minocycline, niacinamide, copper, zinc) are commonly used, as well as laser or light therapies, and surgery for rhinophyma. Saline and prescription (restasis, antibacterial) eye drops, as well as oral antibiotics, are frequently needed to alleviate the symptoms of ocular rosacea. In most cases, it takes several weeks to see results from topical and systemic medications. Once symptoms have cleared, patients often need to continue taking medications to prevent relapses as rosacea is a chronic condition.

What can I do about rosacea?

Avoid anything that irritates your skin. Look for hypoallergenic products for sensitive skin that are non-comedogenic. Use a topical sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher daily. Green-tinted cosmetics may help to mask the condition. Regular follow-up and consultation with your dermatologist is important.

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