Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes redness, bumps, and visible blood vessels, primarily on the face. The central area of the face (cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead) is most commonly affected. While the exact cause is unknown, it’s believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Causes: Potential triggers include rosacea-causing bacteria, malfunctioning blood vessels, immune system response, and environmental factors like sun exposure, hot/cold weather, spicy foods, alcohol, and certain skincare products.

Treatments: Rosacea cannot be cured, but it can be effectively managed. Dermatologists can recommend a treatment plan based on the severity, which may involve topical medications (creams, gels), antibiotics taken orally, or low-dose oral medications. Laser treatment may be used in some cases for persistent redness.

Disclaimer: Rosacea is a chronic condition requiring ongoing management. Treatments can effectively control symptoms, but flares can occur. Identifying and avoiding triggers is crucial.