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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin.

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What is the definition or description of: rosacea?

What is the definition or description of: rosacea?

Redness: Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin. ...Read more

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How long does rosacea last?

How long does rosacea last?

Lifelong : Rosacea is a lifelong condition. Management will keep the symptoms minimized. Many topical treatments and laser treatments can assist many with rosacea to manage these symptoms. As hormonal changes occur, the skin also reacts which can cause these symptoms to change throughout ones life. ...Read more

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Living with Rosacea (Checklist)

Avoid excessive sun exposure
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Avoid hot drinks, spicy food, and alcohol
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Wear a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen daily
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What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more

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Living with Rosacea (Tip)

Living with Rosacea

Consider laser therapy for rosacea. It can work for years. ...See more

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Living with Rosacea (Checklist)

Avoid rosacea triggers including sun exposure, emotional stress,
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extremein temperatures, wind, alcohol, spicy foods,heavy exercise,
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hot baths, heated beverages .
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See your MD for possible topical or oral antibiotics to treat.
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What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

Redness: The early prominence of superficial capillaries of the cheeks and nose can be some early warning signs of rosacea. ...Read more

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How can I get a diagnosis whether my blotchy red face is Asian flush or whether it is rosacea? Sun/heat have the same affect on my face as alcohol.

How can I get a diagnosis whether my blotchy red face is Asian flush or whether it is  rosacea? Sun/heat have the same affect on my face as alcohol.

Flushing : Rosacea is characterized by red bumps or pimples on the forehead, nose and cheeks. Some people appear more flushed and blush more when exposed to changes in temperature, etc. Often there is a genetic component to this and more common in fair skinned individuals. See a dermatologist for the flushing and reddened face as well as to determine if rosacea is present. Sunscreen is important. ...Read more

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