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Not sure if you have rosacea?  (Psoriasis)
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Not sure if you have rosacea?



Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that is sometimes misdiagnosed as acne. Rosacea is characterized by inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and eyelids. It may appear as redness, spider-like blood vessels (called telangiectasia), swelling, or acne-like skin eruptions. Although the exact cause of rosacea is unknown, certain factors predispose you to developing symptoms, such as if you have fair skin, are female (however, it is more severe when it does appear in males), and between the age of 30-50. Rosacea can also result in enlargement of the blood vessels just under the skin and eye disorders.

Common symptoms include facial redness, flushing or blushing easily, burning or stinging sensation and irritated eyes. In advanced cases, a red, bulbous nose develops. Usually, a diagnosis can be confirmed by assessing a person’s medical history in combination with a physical exam. Treatment starts with avoiding potential triggers, which differ between individuals, to reduce flare-ups. Try to keep a daily log to help identify specific triggers (e.g., foods, hot beverages, warm environments, weather, certain medications, medical conditions, emotional influences, physical exertion and sensitivity to skin care products/ingredients). See your doctor for an accurate assessment and to discuss available treatments.

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