Rosacea Rosacea (pronounced rose ay shah) is a very common red rash on the nose and cheeks (butterfly area of the face) and sometimes on the forehead and chin. Many sufferers will flush and blush easily.
Huge amount of sun exposure over many years, especially in a fair skinned adult, usually with green/gray or blue eyes. Farmers, gardeners are prone ro Rosacea. Exposure to heat and cold can be the cause as well as cortisone creams on face.
How does Rosacea develop?
Usually the first sign is a persistent redness that looks like a blush or sunburn. This is caused by enlarged blood vessels under the skin called telangiectasia (tel an jec taz ya). The redness gradually becomes permanent and more noticeable. Pimples may also develop.
What are the triggers for Rosacea?
Sun exposure, cortisone creams on face. Anything that makes you hot or flush. Examples are: sudden or prolonged changes in temperature (e.g. going from a cold to a hot room, at a BRAAI, a hot drink, sauna, hot bath, hot stove) spicy foods, alcohol and excessive use of some cosmetics and toiletries that irritate the skin.
How embarrassing is Rosacea
Extremely, as it appears on the face. In men, the sebaceous glands can enlarge causing a prominent nose (rhinophyma) but this is not linked to drinking too much alcohol. What are the popular myths about Rosacea Rosacea is not caused by alcohol, stress and embarrassing situations, though these can make it worse. Rosacea is not the same as acne. Treatment Avoid heat, sun exposure, cortisone, alcohol, spices, hot drinks. Dixarit