What is rosacea? rosacea is a common skin condition affecting usually on the face, it mostly happens in fair skinned people but it can happen in all different skin colors usually happening in people aged between 40 to 60 years old, that is the most common age group. Now it affects women more than men, however when men have it, it tends to be a lot more severe and symptoms and can vary between patient to patient so in terms of symptoms, rosacea is characterized by this persistent redness that’s usually caused by dilated blood vessels, you can also get tiny little bumps on the face and sometimes you can get little pus-filled patches that are pretty similar to acne really and these can affect you all over the face really. For example, the forehead, the cheeks, the nose, you can get these little patches as well, those are really the most common types of symptoms, you can also sometimes get inflammation of the eyelid and eye, this can sometimes be seen as well with rosacea, now it’s important to remember that there’s really two sides of symptoms really with rosacea, one of them is the physical signs of symptoms but there is also an emotional sign of symptoms as well that you need to be aware of.

Now some people do find rosacea quite embarrassing as well as the face getting red, people think they’re always quite shy and nervous and embarrassed or they might get anxious as a result of it so these are more of the emotional side things that can affect a lot of people who have rosacea who might not discuss it either. As i mentioned earlier some people can get really sore eyelids and even the eye can get sore as well, there are certain things that you can do to help with these, for example, hot compresses and keeping the area clean. 
Some people can get inflammation of the actual eye and if you do get any visual disturbance or visual changes then please seek medical attention quite urgently for it, this is really important to be aware of and lastly whilst we’re on the topic of symptoms of rosacea in terms of diagnosis this should only be made by a healthcare professional so if you don’t have a diagnosis and you’ve got these kinds of symptoms please speak to your healthcare professional, they need to ask questions, they need to examine you, they might even take a small biopsy, sometimes it is quite rare to do that but they might do that as well but the most important thing is if you do have any symptoms, speak to your healthcare professional so they can find out what’s causing it because it might not be rosacea it might be something else so that’s really important you do so.

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