One of the most common skin conditions is rosacea which causes one to blush or flush quicker than other people. The flushing could spread to the checks, forehead, nose and chin. It is possible for nose, ears and back to be flushed as well. A person suffering from rosacea shows signs of flushing or redness on visible body parts. Even the blood vessels become visible and the person could have breakouts. The skin could become thicker and bumps could appear on the surface.
The person could also develop red eyes, swollen eyelids and irritation around the eye area. Usually, people with rosacea have a tendency to develop permanent redness on their noses. If you display any of these signs or symptoms, now is a good time to schedule an appointment with Southlake Dermatology.
Signs that you should look out for
People suffering from rosacea may not just develop red face symptoms. There are other signs and signs that the patient himself feels. Rosacea is divided into 4 categories.
- The first category symptoms include flushing, redness and appearance of blood vessels that appear broken or like spider veins. People with rosacea tend to have highly sensitive skin that could react to sun exposure. The skin is prone to burns, stings, scaling and dryness. People with this condition blush quickly and easily, more than other people.
- The second category of rosacea becomes apparent when acne breakouts appear on the skin. Breakouts could appear on areas that flush easily. People with rosacea may have to deal with recurrent appearances of acne breakouts that vanish and appear from time to time. Acne breakouts are common especially if people have oily skin. Even in this subcategory, the skin tends to be highly sensitive and may react to burns or stings. Broken blood vessels or spider veins are visible. The person could also show signs of red patches on the skin, which are also called plaques.
- The third subcategory involves thick skin which results from rosacea. This type of skin display thick skin, especially around the nose – a condition referred to as rhinophyma. The person could develop thick skin on the cheeks, forehead, chin and ears, along with spider veins and enlarged pores. Bumps are common on oily skin and the person could be susceptible to breaking out as well. Before the symptoms begin getting worse, you should visit Southlake Dermatology at your earliest to prevent the condition from getting worse.
- In the fourth subcategory, the person could display sings of rosacea around the eyes. In this condition, the eyes mostly appear red or watery. The patient is prone to irritation in the eyes as he could feel that there is dust in his eyes. Common eye conditions include redness, itchiness, dryness, stinging, burning, sensitivity to light and blurry vision. There could be visible signs of spider veins on the eyelid. The vision is affected and the patient would not be able to see as clearly as before. The patient may also develop a cyst. If you are the one facing this problem, contact Southlake Dermatology.
How did I get it?
Rosacea is common throughout the US. Currently, there is an estimate of 14 million documented cases of rosacea. Usually, people with fair skin and light hair and eyes are susceptible to developing the condition. People in their middle ages – 30 – 50 – are prone to developing rosacea. Studies show that people of Scandinavian or Celtic origin are prone to developing rosacea.
Furthermore, if you have suffered from severe acne breakouts in the past, there is a likelihood of developing rosacea. If you start noticing the first signs, do not risk using DIY or homemade remedies because there needs to be specialized treatment for rosacea. Contact Southlake Dermatology as soon as possible because the condition could be easier to treat in the early stages before it progresses to more difficult stages.
Being a woman, you have more chance of developing rosacea but it may not be as severe as men’s condition. Anyone can get the condition, including children.
Should I be worried?
Over time if the condition becomes worse or you develop permanent redness, you may easily become embarrassed in social situations and dread going in front of people, especially if it impacts more than just your cheeks and eyes. It is a chronic condition that requires regular treatment. Studies conducted on people with rosacea showed that their quality of life was affected and they face issues in different domains of their lives – relationships, marriage, work, and social situation.
It is not easy living with rosacea. It puts you in a constant state of worry that your condition would keep getting worse. you also tend to feel uncertain about taking your medication out of fear of side effects. Having to deal with this condition everyday could lower your esteem and self-confidence significantly. People feel frustrated because of the condition and start avoiding social situations. In severe case of rosacea, the person could also face issues at work, which causes them to skip work most of the time.
Therefore, if it keeps building up and you keep flushing repeatedly, people would interpret it in different ways – such as you could be embarrassed, or you are hiding something or you could have a substance abuse problem. Living like this is bound to make you feel anxious and depressed. Rather than neglecting the issue, you should drop by at Southlake Dermatology to have the condition diagnosed accurately and seek effective treatment. Living with the problem every day would affect your quality of like. Effective treatment could turn your life over and you may not have to live with worries, frustration or depression again.
How will I be treated?
Rather than conducting medical tests, and asking you questions, your dermatologist would examine your skin. You would be inquired to confirm whether you suffer from other medical conditions. Other conditions may look like rosacea but the dermatologist would want to rule out that it is not simply an allergic reaction. Treatment includes reducing pain, preventing symptoms from getting worse, and reducing sings of rosacea on your skin. You would be advised to stay away from risk factors, wear sun screen all the time and be prescribed with suitable, mild skincare options to prevent rosacea from getting worse. Rather than waiting for the condition to heal on its own, which it won’t, contact Compassion Dermatology, a Southlake Dermatology Service, for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.