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Author’s Bio:Dharshini Senthilkumar is an incoming college freshman majoring in biology. She is interested in the medical sciences and hopes to provide awareness on serious medical conditions.

Rosacea is a common skin condition that is characterized by redness across the face and visible blood vessels. In some cases, rosacea can occur on the chest, back, or neck. It is most common in middle-aged women with light skin. Although there is no cure for this condition, there are treatments that can control any flare ups.

There is no known cause, but there are theories that have been made based on the elements of the disease process. One theory is that this condition may be related to a disorder of the neurovascular or immune system. Studies have also further suggested a genetic connection between rosacea and other health conditions like cancer and cardiovascular or intestinal disease.

  •    Hot drinks and spicy foods
  •     Red wine or other alcohol
  •     Extreme temperatures
  •     Sun exposure or wind
  •     Exercise
  •     Blood vessel dilating drugs
  •     Cosmetic products
  •     Emotions
People with fair skin or those that tend to blush easily are at a higher risk for the disorder. Family history, smoking, and being over the age of 30 also may make you more likely to develop rosacea.

Women are more commonly affected with Rosacea, but when men experience this condition, they have the more severe symptoms.
Rosacea looks different for everyone. At least one of the primary symptoms listed below will occur if you have Rosacea; various secondary symptoms may develop also.

Primary signs:
  •     Facial flushing- Those that have rosacea have a history of frequently blushing. This redness that comes and goes is the earliest sign of the condition.
  •     Persistent redness- redness that resembles a sunburn that does not fade away
  •     Bumps and pimples- small red bumps or pus-filled pimples are very common in the  starting stages of rosacea. Burning or stinging may also be present.
  •     Visible blood vessels- these blood vessels become visible on the skin surface.


Other signs may include:
  •     Eye irritation- eyes may be irritated and appear watery or bloodshot, and this condition is called ocular rosacea. It may cause redness and swelling of the eyelids.
  •     Burning or stinging sensations on the face.
  •     Dry appearance.
  •     Plaques.
  •     Skin thickening- in some cases, the skin may thicken and become enlarged due to the excess tissue. This usually occurs on the nose and is called rhinophyma.

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No test is used to diagnose Rosacea; instead, doctors use the history of your symptoms and a skin examination to determine your diagnosis. However, there may be tests to rule out other skin conditions that have similar symptoms like Psoriasis, Lupus, or Eczema.

If your eyes are a major concern, your doctor may refer you to an eye specialist as well.

There is no cure to rosacea, but there is treatment that helps with flare-ups and aids in controlling symptoms.

Treatment for rosacea patients varies depending on the signs they are experiencing.

New medications have been developed recently. The type of medication prescribed depends on your symptoms and may take some experimentation in order to get the right mix.
  •     Topical drugs that reduce redness- mild to moderate rosacea cases may be prescribed a cream or gel to be applied to the affected skin. Results should be seen within 12 hours of use.
  •     Oral antibiotics- moderate to severe cases with bumps and pimples may be prescribed oral antibiotics like doxycycline.
  •     Oral acne drug- severe cases that do not respond to other therapies may be suggested to use isotretinoin. This is a very powerful acne drug that helps clear up acne-like lesions of rosacea.

Therapies like laser therapy may help reduce the redness of blood vessels, and the repeated treatments may help maintain the improved appearance.

Self-care practices will also help control the symptoms. Practices like identifying and avoiding triggers or simply protecting your face with sunscreen can surely improve symptoms.

Rosacea may be very distressing as it may make you self-conscious and anxious about your own appearance. These frustrations are understandable, but speaking to a health professional would possibly be very helpful.

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Talk to a doctor over the Phone/ Tablet

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Step 3

If needed pick up your medication at the pharmacy

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