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Symptoms of Rosacea

Symptoms of Rosacea

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Rosacea includes the 40 symptoms listed below:

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Questions and Answers About Rosacea: NIAMS (Excerpt)

Rosacea has a variety of clinical features, or signs and symptoms. Doctors generally classify rosacea into four types based on symptoms. The earliest recognizable stage is called prerosacea. Signs and symptoms at this stage include frequent episodes of flushing and redness of the face and neck that come and go. Many things can trigger a flareup, including exposure to the sun, emotional stress, alcohol, spicy foods, exercise, cold wind, hot foods and beverages, and hot baths. What causes a flareup in one person may not cause a problem in another.

Another type of rosacea, called vascular rosacea, is commonly seen in women. Blood vessels under the skin of the face swell (telangiectasia). As a result, flushing and redness become persistent and, eventually, permanent. The affected skin may be slightly swollen and warm.

Some people, often people with a history of vascular rosacea, also develop inflammatory rosacea. With this form of the disease, people develop pink bumps (papules) and pimples. Thin red lines that look like a road map may also appear as the small blood vessels of the face get larger and show through the skin.

In a few men with rosacea, a condition called rhinophyma develops. This type of rosacea is characterized by an enlarged, bulbous red nose. Both the oil-producing (sebaceous) glands and the surrounding connective tissues of the nose enlarge, and thick, knobby bumps may develop.

Some people may have more than one type of rosacea at a time. Other people can have any one type, including rhinophyma, without ever having had any of the others.

How Is the Eye Affected?

In addition to skin problems, rosacea may lead to conditions involving the eyes in about 50 percent of those affected. Typical symptoms include redness, burning, tearing, and the sensation of a foreign body or sand in the eye. Infection of the eyelids may cause the lids to become inflamed and swollen. Some patients complain of blurry vision. Only in severe cases can a personís vision become impaired, however. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Rosacea: NIAMS)

Acne: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Acne rosacea causes redness, pimples, and telangiectasias, which look like broken blood vessels. Women with acne rosacea do not have the whiteheads and blackheads seen with common acne. Women with acne rosacea may experience flushing of their face, especially when they are hot, drink alcohol or hot drinks, or eat spicy foods. This flushing causes the face to appear red. Sometimes this redness becomes permanent. (Source: excerpt from Acne: NWHIC)

Rosacea as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Rosacea, it is also important to consider Rosacea as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Rosacea may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Rosacea. This signs and symptoms information for Rosacea has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Rosacea signs or Rosacea symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Rosacea may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Rosacea symptoms.


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