What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition with no known cure. Major outbreaks may include swelling and acne-like symptoms, but the most common rosacea outbreaks are nothing more than red patches on the face. If persistent and severe, the affected area thickens. Symptoms include itching, burning or swelling sensation. Rosacea can also affect the eyes leading to irritation, redness and sometimes frequent tearing. Although rosacea is rarely dangerous, it is irritating and some may find it to be embarrassing.
Causes and Treatments
The cause of rosacea is uncertain and it is not a curable condition. However, rosacea is very manageable. The condition may be triggered in a number of ways, including excess sun exposure, skin irritants, the heat or cold, physical activity, spicy foods, alcohol, and stress. Some medicines may cause an outbreak as well.