Overview

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition in which the cause is unknown. It characterised by flushing and redness as well as symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Rosacea typically affects the skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead.

Symptoms

What are the signs of Rosacea?

The signs and symptoms of rosacea may include:

Flushing and redness in the centre of your face

Flushing and redness in the centre of your face

 Itching and/or oozing and crusting of lesions

Itching and/or oozing and crusting of lesions

Permanent redness

Permanent redness

Red pustules

Red pustules

Dry, rough and scaly skin

Dry, rough and scaly skin

Burning and stinging sensations on the skin

Burning and stinging sensations on the skin

Small blood vessels visible near the surface of the skin

Small blood vessels visible near the surface of the skin

Bulbous nose, with thickening of the skin and nodules

Bulbous nose, with thickening of the skin and nodules

Sensitive skin

Sensitive skin

Causes

What are the causes of Rosacea?

Some triggers of rosacea may include:

Exposure to temperature extremes can cause the face to become flushed as well as strenuous exercise

Exposure to temperature extremes can cause the face to become flushed as well as strenuous exercise

Heat from sunlight

Heat from sunlight

Severe sunburn

Severe sunburn

Stress

Stress

Cold wind

Cold wind

Moving to a warm or hot environment from a cold one

Moving to a warm or hot environment from a cold one

Alcohol

Alcohol

Foods high in histamine

Foods high in histamine

Spicy food

Spicy food

Diagnosis

How do I know if I have Rosacea?

If you have symptoms of rosacea, your doctor or dermatologist can make a diagnosis by examining your skin. They may also request the following tests:

Male/Female comprehensive hormone profile (blood)

Male/Female comprehensive hormone profile (blood)

Allergy panel IgG (blood)

Allergy panel IgG (blood)

Find a Practitioner

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