Analyzing Rosacea

Rosacea is considered to be among the top ten skin conditions affecting adults. Other skin conditions in this top 10 group include cold sores, hives, skin tags, eczema, psoriasis, age spots, moles, athlete’s foot fungus, and shingles.

Rosacea is primarily a facial skin condition resulting in periods of remission and flares in symptoms. The symptoms include a flushed, or pinkish to reddish colored rash usually occurring on the central area of the face which includes the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin. One may experience pimples or small red bumps called papules. Some describe their rosacea rash as appearing as fine thin red lines consisting of tiny broken blood vessels. Others describe their redness as looking like a sunburn. Rosacea for others can appear as patches of redness or blotchiness on the face.

Rosacea is considered a facial skin condition; it can also affect the upper chest, ears, neck and eyes. Skin […]

Understanding Rosacea

To develop an understanding of rosacea one must first define what rosacea is – put simply, rosacea is the appearance of redness or flushing on the face, most commonly appearing in the center portion of the face. Flushing or redness is usually more distinguishable on the nose, cheeks, chin and possibly the center of the forehead. As the condition progresses it may also involve the onset of spidery veins, and raised red bumps called papules.

Once erroneously believed to be caused by an excess in alcohol consumption, rosacea is often misunderstood. Many have stated that the cause of rosacea is not clearly known although many factors may contribute to it. These contributing factors are said to include, a genetic predisposition or a genetic footprint for the condition, spicy or hot foods, stressful situations, the side effects of medications, sun sensitivity, and dehydration.

While all of these factors can […]