Symptoms of Rosacea
Symptoms of Rosacea
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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
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
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.
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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.