Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition in which the cause is unknown. It characterised by flushing and redness as well as symptom is small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin that are present during flare-ups. Rosacea typically affects the skin on your nose, cheeks, and forehead.
What is Rosacea?
What are the signs of Rosacea?
The signs and symptoms of rosacea may include:
Flushing and redness in the centre of your face
Itching and/or oozing and crusting of lesions
Dry, rough and scaly skin
Burning and stinging sensations on the skin
Small blood vessels visible near the surface of the skin
Bulbous nose, with thickening of the skin and nodules
What are the causes of Rosacea?
Some triggers of rosacea may include:
Exposure to temperature extremes can cause the face to become flushed as well as strenuous exercise
Heat from sunlight
Moving to a warm or hot environment from a cold one
Foods high in histamine
How do I know if I have Rosacea?
If you have symptoms of rosacea, your doctor or dermatologist can make a diagnosis by examining your skin. They may also request the following tests:
Male/Female comprehensive hormone profile (blood)
Allergy panel IgG (blood)