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Understanding Rosacea — Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?

  • Flushing and facial redness that may be intermittent and then become more persistent.
  • Bumps or pimples on the skin, either small and solid (papules) or pus-filled (pustules).
  • Red lines (telangiectasia) in the face caused by enlarged blood vessels.
  • Stinging or burning sensations — similar to mild sunburn — that may be more noticeable when smiling, frowning, or squinting. Application of cleansers, cosmetics, or moisturizers may increase the irritation.
  • Thickening of the skin of the nose (rhinophyma).

Fast Facts About Rosacea:

Doctors don’t know the exact cause of rosacea. Some doctors think rosacea happens when blood vessels expand too easily, causing flushing. People who blush a lot may be more likely to get rosacea. It is also thought that people inherit the likelihood of getting the disease.

Though not well-researched, some people say that one or more of these factors make their rosacea worse:

  • Heat (including hot baths)
  • Heavy exercise
  • Sunlight
  • Winds
  • Very cold temperatures
  • Hot or spicy foods and drinks
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Menopause
  • Emotional stress
  • Long-term use of steroids on the face.

People with rosacea and pimples may think the pimples are caused by bacteria. But no one has found a clear link between rosacea and bacteria.

SOURCE:  WebMD For Full Article CLICK HERE