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Rosacea Skin Disorder : Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Rosacea

Rosacea is a blistery skin disorder that is obvious by its display of prominent facial redness. Although most people on first glance could mistake it for acne owing to its red bumps or pimple like situation, the condition is far from being associated with acne. Rosacea is also referred to as adult acne. This condition affects adults between the ages of 30 and 60 and is usually seen in people who are fairer in complexion. Women are more predisposed t this condition rather than men. The condition has nothing to do with any other disorder nor is its symptoms serious or life threatening but its very appearance can be a blow to self confidence and esteem.

Rosacea need to be treated as it has the tendency to worsen and progress with time if left without any therapy. The signs of Rosacea include, red patches on the face, red colored pustules on the nose, chin, forehead and cheeks. These bumps do not appear the same as that of either whiteheads or blackheads. The nose is visibly affected with a prominent bulbous kind of appearance with obvious impression of blood vessels on the nose and cheeks. The individual also tends to flush easily on the face due to the blood vessels that become prominent.

Stages of Rosacea - How to treat Rosacea?


Rosacea develops into three stages. Pre- Rosacea begins when a person constantly starts to flush or blush more easily. It then progresses on to develop an obvious redness all across the face especially on the central portion of the face and seen on the nose. The redness is due to the enlargement of the blood vessels that are near the skin's surface. In Vascular Rosacea the blood vessels on the nose and cheeks tend to well up and become obvious. During this phase the skin may tend to become highly sensitive and may also be associated with dandruff and oily skin. In inflammatory Rosacea the small red bumps turn into pustules and start spreading across the cheeks and all over the nose. The most severe form of this condition is when the nose starts to get enlarged and gets sport of disfigured over a period of time. The buildup of tissue surrounding the nose takes place, mostly in men than women and usually happens over a number of years.

The exact cause of this condition is still unknown but most medical scientists believe that it takes place due to hereditary combined with environmental components. Topical and oral antibiotics are usually used to treat this condition. However, patients must take care when traveling. Sunscreen or a sun protecting factor is a must when moving out in the sunlight. Shades, hats, covers, scarves, masks are recommend when traveling. At the same time the affected individual must stay away from make-up or skin products that may have the tendency to aggravate the condition.