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Acne Rosacea

Acne Rosacea

what is rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition that is commonly found on the face, especially around the nose, cheeks and forehead, although it is occasionally seen on the ears, neck and chest areas. Rosacea is sometimes referred to as ‘Acne Rosacea’, as it can look very similar to acne and can be found alongside acne conditions, but it is in actual fact a different medical condition.

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

  • Redness on the face that appears like sunburn.
  • Frequent flushing of the face that can look like you are blushing. Sometimes this is a singular symptom of Rosacea.
  • Red spots on the face (papules) or cystic spots (papules). This is very similar to acne.
  • Vascular symptoms are common when suffering with Rosacea. Medically known as ‘telangectasia’, this symptom appears as tiny little blood vessels on the face.
  • Ocular rosacea (symptoms that occur around the eyes) are sometimes found when you suffer with rosacea. This can be anything from a mild case of dry or itchy eyes, to severe blepharitis (eyelid cysts, styes or inflammation).
  • Thickening of the skin is another symptom found in more severe cases of rosacea. It usually occurs in men and is typically found around the nose.

What causes Rosacea?

Rosacea, otherwise known as ‘Acne Rosacea’, is a condition that has no proven exact cause. This said, there are a number of factors that could contribute to a breakout of Rosacea:

  • Sun damage
  • Blood vessels under the affected skin can become abnormal
  • Reactions within the skin’s immune system can cause inflammation
  • Genetic causes – rosacea is known to run in families
  • Demodex folliculorum (a tiny mite found on the skin) is commonly found in patients that suffer with rosacea
  • Long term use of topical steroids

How is Rosacea or Acne Rosacea diagnosed?

Your doctor or skin specialist can diagnose rosacea after assessing your symptoms. There is no specific investigation required to confirm diagnosis of rosacea, but your doctor may want to conduct some blood tests to ensure any other possible problems that could cause redness of the skin are excluded.

Who suffers with Rosacea?

rosacea sufferersStatistically in the UK, 1 in 10 people are likely to develop rosacea, although many of these cases will be mild. Typically, symptoms will become noticeable in over 30 year old patients, but can occasionally occur in patients in their early 20’s. Men are much more likely to suffer with rosacea than women, and rosacea very rarely affects children. Most patients that suffer with rosacea are fair skinned, although in some cases it can affect dark skinned people.

Treat Rosacea

If you are suffering with rosacea then you should seek advice from a medical professional and skin specialist. If you think you may have acne rosacea or any type of acne condition, and would like some further advice, then find your local clinic and acne specialist.

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