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November 26th, 2011

What You Need To Know About Rosacea

No Comments, Rosacea, by Mattie.

When we see someone with pinkish cheeks, we usually think that person is very healthy and active. The pinkish glow of health is one thing. Rosacea pronounced as ro-ZAY-shuh is something else. Let’s take a look at what it really is. What Is Rosacea? Rosacea is a chronic skin disease. It affects the skin on the face, and sometimes the eyes. Occasionally it can also appear on the chest, neck, ears and scalp. There is redness, pimples, and sometimes it can worsen if not treated. Skin becomes thicker, particularly in the nose area (called rhynophyma), and there is a chance of vision loss if the eyes are affected. It can die down and then flare up again repeatedly. It usually appears around the age of 30. What Causes Rosacea? There is no definite cause for it yet as of now. Doctors say however that it can be triggered by certain foods like shellfish and cayenne pepper, alcohol, emotional stress, and too much sun. The problem is many people do not see a doctor immediately, and assume that they are simply quite sensitive to heat and blush easily. There is no cure for rosacea at this time, however with treatment, the symptoms can be reversed or controlled. It is best to see a dermatologist immediately once you suspect that you have rosacea. What Are The Symptoms? Just as we are all individuals, the symptoms that may appear can vary from person to person. It may be only a few, but not all that can appear. Redness…