Sunday, June 25, 2006

Rosacea - A Chronic Skin Problem

Rosacea - A Chronic Skin Problem
By Kevin Pederson

Rosacea is one of the highly mistaken skin diseases. Rosacea (pronounced as roh-Zay-sha) is a chronic skin disease which usually surfaces on your face. Millions of people have been affected by this disease without even being aware of its existence. This problem is very common among women between the age group of 30 and 50. The similarity between other diseases makes it very hard to diagnose. It can be mistaken as a sun burn or an acne related problem. As there are no specific remedies related to rosacea you can take some measures to control this problem.

There are four subtypes of rosacea
* Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: reflected by flushing and lasting redness this also includes visible blood vessels.

* Papulopustular rosacea: is determined by persistent redness with short-lived bumps and pimples.

* Phymatous rosacea: thickens the skin which results in increasing nose size due to excess tissue.

* Ocular rosacea: affects the eye and creates problems like dry eye, tearing and burning sensation, swollen or puffy eyelids, recurring sty's, endangerment to your eyes causing loss of vision from cornea damage.

Causes of Rosacea
As the cause of rosacea is very much unclear, some speculations have been drawn to shed some light on this chronic skin condition.

* Blood Vessel Malfunction: Some problem with the blood vessel that may cause blood vessels to swell which leads to flushing and blushing.

* Hereditary and Natural factors: A genetic predisposition with the combination of natural or environmental component to create this skin infection.

* Specific Skin colour: It can be stated that this condition affects lighter-complexioned skin more than the other skin type.

Aggravating Rosacea
Rosacea can get severe due to sunlight, physical or mental stress, headaches, sinus, pre-dominant allergic conditions, spicy food, extreme temperatures and alcohol. The aggravation may differ from person to person and sometimes would not even matter.

Signs and symptoms of Rosacea
* Flushing: This causes frequent blushing and flushing which is can be termed as the first sign of this skin problem

* Persistent Redness: It is a steady occurrence with people suffering from this problem. Your face turns red which is mainly mistaken as sunburn.

* Bumps and Pimples: Sometimes your face is covered with pus-filled pimples or small bumps. These may look like acne accompanied with burning and stinging sensation.

* Visible Blood Vessels: Many small blood vessels appear on your face.

* Other common signs are eye irritation or watery eyes, inflammation, dry skin, skin thickens, facial swelling or swelling of eyelids.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with this site or the author.

About the Author
Kevin Pederson is the webmaster for many home based treatment sites helping you fight the battle with easy home based cures. Visit
Home Remedies For You for more information about Rosacea.

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