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February 23rd, 2013

The Different Types of Rosacea

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A lot of people assume that they simply have sensitive skin when they blush often or stay in the sun for too long. However, this may already be one of the first signs and symptoms of rosacea. Rosacea is a skin disease which appears around the 30s and is chronic – which means it never really goes away. It is treatable, but the symptoms only disappear or are controlled. It is incurable. You may have flushed or red skin, pimples and small blood vessels may appear on the face. The eyes may be affected too, and they will be reddish or watery. If not treated, your skin might swell (edema) and vision loss may occur. At the onset, the face may be frequently reddish and this occurs persistently. Blushing and flushing may also occur. The redness usually shows up on the central area of the face due to the blood vessels dilating. What Are The Different Types Of Rosacea? Vascular Rosacea – or erythematotelangiectaticrosacea, is characterized by small blood vessels appearing on the cheeks and nose. This is because the blood vessels swell, and can make the skin sensitive to even small irritations. The most severe cases can cause dandruff and oily skin. This is usually treated with doxycycline in topical or oral medicines. Inflammatory Rosacea – this is also called Papulopustularrosacea and is more visible than vascular rosacea. In the case, an outbreak can occur at one part of the face and then spreads. It usually infects the middle part of the face, i.e….

November 26th, 2011

What You Need To Know About Rosacea

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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…