What Is Rosacea?

Portrait,Of,A,Beautiful,Woman,With,Her,Eyes,Closed,,Showing You may have rosacea if you have long-term redness or flushing on your face. The condition can also cause small, puss-filled bumps and enlarged blood vessels. Symptoms can flare up for weeks or months and then go away for some time. Some people may mistake rosacea for dermatitis, acne, or other skin issues. There is no cure for rosacea, but it can be controlled with medication and avoiding items that cause it to flare up.

Symptoms of Rosacea

This condition has several symptoms. The most common is facial redness. Rosacea can make your face flush easily and often leaves your face red. Depending on your skin type, the flushing can be in different shades, including red, pink, and purple. Other symptoms include:

  • Swollen bumps that look like acne. They may also appear on your back or chest.
  • Visible veins on your cheeks and nose that break and become larger.
  • Eye problems, including dryness, irritation, and swollen eyelids and eyes.
  • A burning sensation where your face is red.
  • Thicker skin on your nose, making your nose look bigger.

Causes of Rosacea

Dermatologists do not know what causes rosacea, though it could be from an overactive immune system, genetics, or something in your daily life. However, it is not caused by poor hygiene and is not contagious. A rosacea flare-up could be caused by:

  • Hot drinks
  • Sun
  • Wind
  • Alcohol
  • Spicy food
  • Hot temperatures
  • Cold temperatures
  • Exercise
  • Emotional stress
  • Certain cosmetics
  • Certain drugs that dilate blood vessels

You are more likely to have rosacea if someone in your family has it, you have skin that burns easily, you smoke, or you are between 30 and 50 years of age.

Treating Rosacea

Doctors can treat rosacea with certain medications you apply to your skin, oral antibiotics, and oral acne medication. Laser treatments are also an option for treating rosacea, as they can help improve the look of enlarged blood vessels.

Where to Find Rosacea Treatment in Braselton, GA

Georgia Dermatology Partners serves Braselton, Brookhaven, Loganville, Snellville, and the surrounding areas in Massachusetts. To find out more about rosacea treatments, speak with a doctor at Georgia Dermatology Partners. To schedule a consultation, please call 770-972-4845.

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