Both eczema and rosacea are the result of an immune system imbalance. Any time the body’s pH is outside of the optimum range of 7.0 to 7.3. the body’s immune system is unable to perform efficiently, this results in a range of problems and conditions. The body’s largest organ, the skin, is often the first to display signs of this imbalance. Rosacea and eczema can and often do occur together because both are systemic in nature.
Eczema is a term given to skin eruptions of inflamed, red, itchy patches of skin. Eczema often has an allergic trigger – you came in contact with something that caused the reaction, hence the names contact eczema, irritant contact eczema, and atopic eczema. Eczema can occur anywhere on the body but rosacea is limited primarily to the facial area with occasional occurrences on the neck, ears or upper chest. Rosacea on the other hand does not require an allergic trigger although it is possible in some instances that an allergic response can stimulate a rosacea response. The signs and symptoms of rosacea include the sensation of heat or burning of the facial skin, flushing, inflamed areas of papules or pustules, there may be itchiness and broken blood vessels known as spider veins may occur.
In treating both conditions, you need to address both the visible symptoms and the underlying root cause of the condition.