Rosacea is a skin condition that is often left undiagnosed in many men, women and children. However there are many Rosacea symptoms that can help you determine if you have rosacea.
Here are some common symptoms that can help know if you have Rosacea: redness and swelling on the face, red bumpy pustules on the nose, forehead and cheeks which can sometimes spread as far as the ears, neck and chest. Other signs of rosacea to look out for are Rhinophyma or enlargment of the nose, itching and burning sensation, and visible blood vessels on the surface of the skin.
If you have never been diagnosed with Rosacea there are tell-tale signs of early onset. A common symptom of early Rosacea is frequent blushing that does not seem to disappear. This is caused by a sudden reaction on the blood vessels usually caused by dilution.
There are four different types of rosacea and each has its own distinct symptoms. Take note of all the symptoms that you have experienced and make sure that you tell your dermatologist during your consultation. This can help your dermatologist diagnose the type of rosacea you have and prescribe a treatment that is customized to your individual needs.
Types of Rosacea and Their Symptoms
There is another type of Rosacea where redness and small blood vessels appear on the nose and cheeks. This is a common sign that the Rosacea has worsen. Some effects would include thickening of the skin while making it sensitive to hot weather or cold temperature, and easily erupts due to stress, alcohol and spicy food. Vascular Rosacea is also associated with dandruff, oily and itchy scalp.
When red bumps appear and are harder to get rid, this is an indication of an inflammatory Rosacea. This spreads across the face, chin, neck, ears, forehead and chest.
Ocular Rosacea is oftentimes the most dangerous since it affects the eyes and eventually, vision. Due to the inflammation of the eyelids which are often caused by redness or red bumps, sometimes scaly like Conjunctivitis.
For middle-aged men, between 30-60 years of age, they may suffer from a bulbous nose (rhinophyma) which is triggered by the swelling and redness.
While Rosacea is hard to eliminate altogether and oftentimes does not clear and heal on its own, it can be managed with the proper lifestyle and basic treatment. The key is to have it diagnosed as early as possible so as not to worsen its condition. Doctors, dermatologists and other skin specialists have come up with basic skin remedies that can control the progress of symptoms of Rosacea, usually on the basis of proper hygiene, and using healthy skin products & mild cosmetics. If you think you are starting to experience the early symptoms of Rosacea, it’s best to see your doctor immediately. A sudden redness in your face may prove to be fatal when left unattended.
If you are showing symptoms of Rosacea consult with a dermatologist immediately. Early detection is crucial in the treatment of Rosacea. Find a doctor in your area for a proper Rosacea diagnosis.