Rosacea is a condition that makes blood vessels visible on your face thereby making the skin extremely red. It could also cause red bumps that contain pus. Most times rosacea is confused with acne, but they are entirely different from each other.
Anybody can suffer from Rosacea, but it is more common in middle-aged women with fair skin. There is no definite cure for rosacea, but there are specific treatments that can minimize its symptoms.
Some of the symptoms include;
- Facial redness
- Swollen bumps (containing pus)
- Eye irritation and dryness
- Enlarged nose.
What are the possible causes of rosacea?
Nothing specific can be pointed to as the cause of rosacea, but research has shown that some environmental and hereditary factors contribute to its occurrence in an individual. Rosacea does not happen as a result of poor hygiene as widely believed by some people.
Rosacea can be triggered when there is an increased blood flow to the skin’s surface which can be as a result of one or more factors. Some of them include;
- Extreme temperatures
- Hot and spicy foods
- Intense emotions
- Certain blood pressure medications and medications that cause blood dilation.
- Wind or sunlight.
An individual stands the risk of suffering from Rosacea if they;
- are a woman.
- Fair complexioned and the sun has damaged their skin.
- Older than 30 years
- Have a history of rosacea in their family.
Rosacea does not have a specific diagnostic test. Doctors use the history of your symptoms and examine your skin physically. In some cases, the doctor also carries out some tests on the skin to rule out other skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, etc. for them to determine if you are suffering from Rosacea.