Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. In some cases semi-permanent redness, small bumps, red gritty eyes, and burning sensations, may develop. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically a harmless cosmetic condition. Rosacea affects both sexes, but is almost three times more common in women. It has a peak age of onset between 30 and 60.
What Causes Rosacea?
Doctors do not know the exact cause of Rosacea but believe that some people may inherit a tendency to develop the disorder. Some researchers believe that Rosacea is a disorder where blood vessels dilate too easily, resulting in flushing and redness.
Factors that cause Rosacea to flare up in one person may have no effect on another person. Although the following factors have not been well-researched, some people claim that one or more of them have aggravated their Rosacea:
Heat (including hot baths)
Very cold temperatures
Hot or spicy foods and drinks
Long-term use of topical steroids on the face
Patients affected by pustules may assume they are caused by bacteria, but researchers have not established a link between Rosacea and bacteria on the skin follicles, or elsewhere in the body.
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NOTE: Stress can worsen Rosacea. It can result in hives and acne lesions that are more inflamed and persistent. Consider using stress-management techniques to reduce blood vessel over-activity which causes flushing of the skin.