Fast Facts About Rosacea

By Medically reviewed by Dr. Duyen Le

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition which is not very dangerous. However, it should be treated as soon as possible to enhance the appearance of patients and improve their confidence.

Symptoms and types of rosacea

People with rosacea may notice that their skin flush or blush easily and more often than other people. They may see visible blood vessels or red bumps and pimples filled with pus on their face. Moreover, it can also spread to the ears, chest, and back. They are likely to overreact with certain skin care and beauty products due to the sensitive skin.

There are four subtypes of rosacea, each of which has different symptoms and treatment. To know what type of rosacea you are experiencing, you should meet a dermatologist to find out a proper treatment.

Who gets rosacea?

Although everyone can get rosacea, it is likely to occur in people between 30 and 50 years old and those with fair skin. In addition, women are more likely to have this condition than men, while the symptoms can be worse in men, especially when it attacks the nose. Moreover, the genes also play a significant role in experiencing this disease.

Because rosacea can look like sunburn and acne, it’s important to see a dermatologist to get a diagnosis and have a proper treatment.

Causes of Rosacea

Researchers don’t know the exact cause of rosacea. Though not well-researched, some environmental factors are considered to cause rosacea such as heat, sunlight, winds, tough temperature. Daily activities such as heavy exercise, drinking alcohol, or emotional stress can cause rosacea symptoms worsen. Some people think that bacteria are responsible for pimples.

Rosacea can get worse when left untreated

Over time, people with rosacea may find permanent redness in the center of their face. If it is not treated properly, it can spread and become worse. Some people will experience depression and anxiety due to the appearance of their skin. Although there is no cure for rosacea it can be treated and controlled. The goal of the treatment is to control symptoms and improve the skin’s appearance. By the time the skin may look better if treated carefully.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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