Symptoms and Treatment of Rosacea
Rosacea is a common skin disease affecting more than 14 million people in the U.S. Rosacea often begins with frequent flushing or blushing. The redness may begin on the nose and cheeks, spreading to the forehead and chin. Besides persistent redness of the face, other symptoms include the development of visible blood vessels, swelling, and acne-like breakouts on the face, a thickened, bumpy texture of the nose, and even eye redness and irritation.
Most people that get rosacea are:
Although there is no cure for rosacea, it is important for patients to learn what triggers their rosacea (such as sunlight, alcohol, spicy food, heat) and avoid those triggers. The following may also be used to treat rosacea:
[The text above is adapted from the AAD Rosacea website https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/q---t/rosacea]
Kathryn O'Reilly, MD, PhD