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Rosacea:common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about  rosacea.

What is Rosacea?

[It is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that affects many women and can be very distressing. Mostly the central area of the face is affected. At first you may experience intermittent redness or blushing. Bumps and tiny pus-filled pimples and enlarged blood vessels can appear. This gives the skin a rough and uneven appearance.

Rosacea Facts – 

Rosacea mostly affects women between the ages of 30 to 50.

 

There can be various reasons for the development of Rosacea and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.

 

Rosacea Facts

 

  • There are 3 subtypes of pediatric rosacea: vascular, papulopustular, and ocular.

 

  • Rosacea often gets worse during the female menopause.

 

  • Rosacea mostly affects women but does also affect men and tends to be more severe in men

 

  • Rosacea is more common in fair skinned people

 

  • It is not the same as acne

 

  • Certain foods and activities can trigger it

 

  • It is not caused by caffeine, heavy drinking or poor hygiene

 

  • It is not contagious

 

  • It cannot be cured but it can be treated

Frequently asked questions

What is the cause of rosacea?


It is not known what the cause is. It is believed that abnormalities in facial blood vessels cause flushing redness and visible blood vessels.




Is there a cure?


There is no known cure however you can manage it. Rosacea often occurs in cycles. You may have it for weeks or months, then it goes away and then comes back.





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