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Rosacea is a chronic skin disease which involves inflation and redness, especially on the face. It can also affect other body areas such as the back, chest, neck and even the eyes. Those who suffer from Rosacea begin to have trivial blushing problems at first. Gradually, these problems get worse; the persons notice that their faces and the other body parts have swelling tendencies and that the redness becomes permanent.
Do not confuse Rosacea with acne or sunburn; however, this happens often because Rosacea causes the ‘red skin’ appearance. The ones that are more likely to have Rosacea are the light skin type of persons between 30 and 50 years of age, that have also blond hair and blue eyes. However, Rosacea is not only reserved for this type of persons; it can affect both children and other skin type of persons. Women are more likely to have it than men do, having severe forms of Rosacea especially during menopause; it is genetically inherited.
There is no known and proved cause of Rosacea. However, scientists believe that environmental and genetic factors are the cause. Others have different theories; there are two main suspects: one is a worm which lives in the hair follicles and may cause inflammations by clogging oil glands; the other is a bacterium which is one cause of intestinal infections.
As we previously mentioned, Rosacea can be easily recognized because of skin inflammation and redness. The ones who suffer from Rosacea blush more easily than others do. The blushing accentuates gradually and becomes a permanent appearance. It attacks both the face and the other parts of the body; in 50% of the cases, the eyes are also affected. Rosacea signs shouldn’t be ignored as the disease may advance and become more resistant to treatments. The face and body redness is due to an increased amount of blood in the vessels which circulates at a fast rate. Other Rosacea signs are skin dryness and pus pimples. The pimples are different from acne; they have pus and appear like red bumps. There are also the red lines which are actually dilated blood vessels that can be easily observed on the face.
It is recommended that the patient suffering from Rosacea should go to the dermatologist once he feels the symptoms. Early treatments prevent severe forms of Rosacea. In advanced phases, the disease is hard to be cured, but not impossible. There are different methods of treating Rosacea: from cosmetic products, oral medicines, laser therapy to surgery, depending on the gravity of the disease.