Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin disorder that is characterized by redness and blood vessels on the central face. In many cases, acne-like papules and pustules or eye inflammation can occur as well.

Symptoms & Appearance
There are several types of rosacea:

  • Erythrotelangiectatic rosacea: Redness, flushing, blood vessels
  • Papulopustular rosacea: Redness, swelling, and acne-like breakouts
  • Phymatous rosacea: Thickened skin, enlarged oil glands
  • Ocular rosacea: Red, irritated eyes/eyelids

Triggers & Risk Factors
Rosacea is most common in fair skinned people over 30 but can occur in any race. There are many triggers including:

  • Heat
  • Stress
  • Alcohol
  • Sunlight
  • Spicy Food

For a more comprehensive list, visit https://www.rosacea.org/patients/rosacea-triggers/factors-that-may-trigger-rosacea-flare-ups

Treatments
It is important to identify your triggers and avoid them. Depending on the type of rosacea, topical creams, oral medications, or laser therapy can be helpful. Sun protection and avoiding harsh chemicals are also important to prevent flares.

For more information on rosacea, be sure to contact Nova Dermatology today.

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