Understanding Rosacea — Symptoms
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
- Very cold temperatures
- Hot or spicy foods and drinks
- Drinking alcohol
- 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.
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