What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?
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Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne. Research shows that nearly 16 million Americans suffer from rosacea and a large percentage don’t even know it. Experts are not sure what causes rosacea, it is not an infection caused by bacteria. Genetics do seem to play a role for those who suffer from rosacea and it also tends to affect people who have fair skin or blush easily. Rosacea is a fairly common skin disease that usually affects people over the age of 30.
Common Symptoms of Rosacea Include:
- Small bumps and pimples or acne-like breakouts
- Facial redness and flushing
- Sensitive and dry skin that may sting
- Visible facial blood vessels
- Enlarged oil glands and pores that cause the nose to redden and thicken
- Burning soreness, dry red or irritated eyes
- Skin feels bumpy, thicker and coarser
- Facial oiliness
- Visible red or blue facial blood vessels
- Wrinkles, crow’s-feet, and frown lines
- Increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer
Diagnosing rosacea typically does not require any form of medical testing; the pattern of redness on a patients face makes it easy for dermatologist to diagnose. Patients typically experience flare ups when something causes blood vessels to expand, which in turn cause redness. Some common triggers include; prolonged sun exposure, extremely hot or cold weather, stress, spicy foods, hot baths or saunas and excessive liquor/alcohol consumption. A patient can have one or more of the symptoms listed above, simultaneously, and each symptom may require a different treatment. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it’s important to seek immediate treatment from a trusted dermatologist, like Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology. In doing so, you will help prevent additional symptoms from developing. In rare cases, if rosacea is left untreated it may cause permanent effects.
Dr. Longwill of Miami Center for Dermatology advises her patients to stay away from prolonged sun exposure and to use an effective sunblock like her Daily Replenishing Sunblock SPF 36, it is infused with botanicals including Elhibin and Colhibin to help prevent the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers. Daily use helps delay environmental aging and preventing skin cancer. She also recommends that patients stay away from harsh and chemically driven skin care. It’s best to use skin care products for sensitive skin. A go-to facial wash for her patients is her Antioxidant Moisturizing Cleanse, this Fortified Cleanser is a rich, soap-free formulation designed to gently cleanse and moisturize the skin without drying. This gentle formula contains a blend of antioxidants including liposomal vitamins A, C, E, Green Tea, and White tea in combination with Co-enzyme Q10, to assist in minimizing Free-Radical-Induced skin damage, while moisturizing, soothing, and restoring healthier looking skin. Dr. Longwill’s Epicuren Aloe Vera Calming Gel 4 fl oz is for oily, sensitive, or problematic skin. Made from the purest whole leaf of the Aloe Vera plant, this gentle blend contains an array of soothing ingredients that lightly hydrate while promoting cellular calming. Every patient experiences different symptoms and different levels of severity when it comes to rosacea. Dr. Longwill will develop a specific plan for you, to help control and restore your skin.