Ouch – the inflammation caused by rosacea can be painful and embarrassing. Rosacea is normally characterised by episodes of intense flushing, which can progress to burning and stinging, permanent redness, spots, and the blood vessels of the skin being visible.
It is a relapsing condition, with periods of intensity and times when symptoms are much less severe.
Treatment of rosacea is often related to what triggers it for different people. It is not a well understood condition, but is thought to be related to possible factors like blood vessel abnormalities, skin peptides, microscopic mites, helicobacter pylori bacteria and genetics. Read in full
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects up to ten percent of the population in the United Kingdom. The most common characteristic of this condition is pronounced reddening of the skin (usually around the cheeks, nose and forehead) and visible blood vessels in the affected area. We all flush every now and then, but for people with Rosacea the redness can be continuous. People with Rosacea can be sensitive to sunlight, stress, alcohol and other stimulants, and environmental factors. It can lead to complications such as inflammation and even the formation of cysts. Aside from the physical symptoms, as with other skin conditions, it can have a negative effect on self-esteem. Read in full