May 29, 2023
Rosacea, is a common skin condition that causes visible blood vessels and a flushed appearance on the face. It might also cause microscopic, pus-filled pimples. Before momentarily abating, these symptoms and indicators may fluctuate over several weeks or months. Rosacea can be mistaken for ruddiness that develops spontaneously, other skin problems, or acne.
It is also known as Acne rosacea. It is a misnomer and is not related to Acne. In Rosacea, inflammation and vascular hyperactivity is seen, Flushing is seen when exposed to heat or spicy foods or when felt anxious or stressed. It is Predominantly seen in adults. Affected areas are conventions of face like Cheeks, Nose and Chin.
There are 4 subtypes of Rosacea:
Erythema and telangiectasia (Dilated blood vessels) is seen
Papules and pustules are seen. In this no comedones are seen, Instead, telangiectasia is observed
Granulomatous lesion is seen on the nose. It is Also called potato nose
Only ocular changes are seen. Skin changes are absent.
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Below we have listed some common causes of Rosacea:
Some of the common signs of Rosacea includes:
Rosacea can affect everyone. But if any of the following apply to you:
The doctor will thoroughly examine your signs and symptoms and obtain a medical history in order to determine whether you have rosacea. You should discuss any skin issues you are having with your doctor during your examination, such as redness, lumps or pimples, burning, itching, etc. There is no particular test to identify rosacea. Your doctor might advise you to see a dermatologist, who focuses on diseases of the skin.
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