Common Rosacea Symptoms and Causes

As a woman in my 50’s, I’ve been able to manage my Rosacea symptoms pretty well.

I don’t think much about having rosacea symptomsAcne Rosacea

until I get a flare-up . . .

. . . and then it’s all I think about . . .

and all I see when I look in the mirror.

Understanding the basics about Rosacea is the first step  . . .

 . . . to learn how to best manage your symptoms.

What is Rosacea?

  • It’s a chronic skin disease that affects more women than men.
  • More than 16 million Americans live with it.
  • Flare-ups often occur in cycles. It is common to experience symptoms for weeks or months . . . the symptoms go away . . . and then they return.
  • Rosacea affects the face: the skin on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead.
  • if you DON’T do anything . . . Rosacea can only get worse over time!

What are the Common Symptoms and Sub-Types of Rosacea?

There are four sub-types of Rosacea. Each has its own set of symptoms:rosacea sub-types

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea (ETR) is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.

    Symptoms of ETR may also include: swollen skin, sensitive skin, stinging and burning skin, dry, rough and scaly skin.

  2. Papulopustular (or acne) Rosacea is associated with acne-like breakouts and often affects middle-aged women.

    Symptoms of Acne Rosacea may also include: tiny, red, pus-filled bumps, very red skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, visible broken blood vessels, raised patches of skin.

  3. Rhinophyma is a rare form that is associated with thickening of the skin of your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another sub-type of Rosacea.

    Symptoms of Rhinophyma may also include: bumpy skin texture, thick skin on chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears, large pores, visible broken blood vessels

  4. Ocular Rosacea affects the eye area.

    Symptoms of Ocular Rosacea may include: bloodshot and watery eyes, eyes that feel gritty, burning or stinging sensation in the eyes, dry, itchy eyes, eyes that are sensitive to light, cysts on eyes, diminished vision, broken blood vessels on eyelids

What Causes Rosacea?

At this time, the cause of Rosacea is unknown . . . and there is no cure.

What Can You Do to Effectively Treat It?rosacea causes

  • Prevent flare-ups and outbreaks. Read this article I wrote about common Rosacea triggers.
  • Talk to your doctor. She can work with you on a treatment plan to address the symptoms of your sub-type of Rosacea.
  • Be patient. Rosacea affects everyone differently . . . it can take time and a little trial and error to figure out how to avoid your triggers and best manage your condition.

I hope the information in this article is helpful and gives you a better understanding about Rosacea symptoms and causes.

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Here’s to living a happy and healthy life . . . with Rosacea!

Nancy Carol