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- Red flushes.
- Persistent facial redness.
- Visible blood vessels.
- Papules and pustules.
- Thickened skin.
- Eye problems.
- Coffee and Caffeine Cause Flare-ups.
- Rosacea is Caused by Poor Hygiene.
- Rosacea is Contagious.
- Rosacea is the Same as Acne.
- Those with Rosacea are Heavy Drinkers.
- Occurs in people of Celtic or Scandinavian origin.
- Usually starts after age 30.
- More common in women.
- More severe in men.
- Affects over 13 million Americans.
- No lab tests to diagnose it.
1. What is Rosacea?
Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it typically begins any time after age 30 as a redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear. Left untreated, bumps and pimples often develop, and in severe cases the nose may grow swollen and bumpy from excess tissue. This is the condition, called rhinophyma.
2. What are the stages of Rosacea?
Subtype 1: Facial Redness (erythematotelangiectatic rosacea)
Flushing and persistent redness. Visible blood vessels may also appear.
Subtype 2: Bumps and pimples (papulopustular rosacea)
Persistent facial redness with bumps or pimples. Often seen following or with subtype 1.
Subtype 3: Skin thickening (phymatous rosacea)
Skin thickeing and enlargement, usually around the nose.
Subtype 4: Eye irritation (ocular rosacea)
Watery or bloodshot appearance, irritation, burning or stinging.
3. Is rosachea hereditary?
Although no scientific research has been performed on rosacea and heredity, there is evidence that suggests rosacea may be inherited. A large percentage of suffers said they could name a relative who had similar symptoms., environmental effects has some accounting for this condition.
4. Who is prone to rosaces?
Ethnicity plays its part to develop rosacea. Again various percentages of suffers reported having at least one parent of Irish heritage, or English descent. Other ethnic groups with increased rates of rosacea, included individuals of Scandinavian, Scottish, Welsh or eastern European descent.
5. Will my rosacea get worse with age?
There is no way to predict for certain how an individual’s rosacea will progress, symptoms may tend to become increasingly severe without treatment. Fortunately, compliance of lifestyle modifications, to avoid rosacea triggers and with the correct product protocol this has been shown to effectively control its signs and symptoms on a long-term basis.
6. How long does rosacea last?
Rosacea is a chronic disorder, rather than a short-term condition, and is often characterized by relapses and remissions., with an average ongoing duration of 13 years. and the average duration of their rosacea had been nine years. While at present there is no cure for rosacea, its symptoms can usually be controlled lifestyle modifications and the correct product protocol. Also, studies have shown that rosacea patients who continue lifestyle modifications and correct product protocol for the long term are less likely to experience a recurrence of symptoms.
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