Rosacea: Why Does It Happens?

Maira Ahsan Chronic Skin Disease Inflammatory Skin Disease Rosacea Skin Disorder

Definition:

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disorder characterized by facial redness and bumps. Thickening of the skin, redness, and pimples are some of the symptoms. It is important to treat this chronic skin condition because if left untreated, it will worsen over time.

Introduction:

Rosacea is a skin disorder that causes facial redness and blood vessels to become visible. Small, red, pus-filled bumps can also appear. These signs and symptoms can appear for weeks to months before disappearing. Rosacea is also confused with acne, other skin conditions, or normal ruddiness.


Rosacea can strike anyone at any time. However, it is most common in light-skinned middle-aged people. While there is no cure for rosacea, medication will help to stabilize and reduce the symptoms.

Types of Rosacea:

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), there are four forms of rosacea:

1.    Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

Skin discoloration, flushing, and clear blood vessels are all symptoms of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea.

2.    Papulopustular Rosacea

It is characterized by flushing, swelling, and acne-like breakouts.

3.    Phymatous Rosacea

Thickened, bumpy skin is a symptom of Phymatous rosacea.

4.    Ocular Rosacea

Face redness and swelling, as well as swollen eyelids, are all symptoms of ocular rosacea.

5.    Steroid Rosacea

Long-term use of corticosteroids, especially when used to treat dermatitis and vitiligo, may lead to a condition known as steroid rosacea.

Symptoms:

Signs and symptoms of rosacea include:

1. Redness on the Face

 

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Rosacea is characterized by a constant redness in the center of the face. Blood vessels on the nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.

2. Bumpy, Swollen, and Fiery

 

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Many people who have rosacea grow acne-like pimples on their faces. Pus may be present in these bumps. It's possible that your skin would feel hot and tender.

3. Problems With the Eyes

 

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Dry, irritated, swollen eyes and red, swollen eyelids are common symptoms of rosacea. Ocular rosacea is the name for this condition. Eye symptoms can appear before skin symptoms in some people.

Causes:

Rosacea has no clear cause, but it may be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene.

A number of factors can trigger flare-ups, including:

  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • Temperature extremes
  • Sunlight or wind
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Blood vessel dilation drugs, such as certain blood pressure medications
  • Various cosmetic products

Risk Factors:

Rosacea can affect everyone. However, you're more likely to get rosacea because of the following conditions;

  1. If you are Females as they are at more risk of rosacea
  2. If you have light skin, particularly if it has been sun-damaged, and are over 30 years old
  3. Smoking person
  4. If you have rosacea in your family history

Complications:

The oil glands (sebaceous glands) in your nose and often your cheeks swell over time, causing an accumulation of tissue on and around your nose, which is known as rhinophyma. This complication affects far more men than women and evolves steadily over time.

Conclusion

Rosacea is an inflammatory skin disease that lasts for a long time. Face flushing, skin thickening, and eye symptoms are some of the symptoms.

Medications can be used to relieve the symptoms, even though there is still no cure. Home remedies can also be beneficial. Try a potent Marine Microalgae Moisturizer for soothing and symptom relief. 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6281021/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5134688/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19381980.2017.1361574

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190962218325763

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40257-021-00595-7

 



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