One of the many skin conditions that many people suffer from causes redness in your face.  It’s called Rosacea.  Other symptoms of this condition include bumps filled with pus that are red, pimple-looking defects.  Middle-aged women who have a lighter skin color are most commonly affected by this condition, which can become worse over time.

When there is not a rosacea treament used, the condition can certainly become worse over time.  It’s common that several weeks, or even months, can go by with the condition worsening before the signs of it start to go away.  Many people will confuse this condition with acne or even blame it’s appearance on an allergy.

What are the Treatments for Rosacea?

There isn’t an end all cure for this condition, there are medical treatments that can help reduce the appearance of rosacea.  It’s always best to see a dermatologist should you experience extreme redness in your face.

What Causes Rosacea?

According to the Mayo Clinic, there isn’t a root cause of this skin condition. However, it’s been well chronicled that it can be impacted by the environment as well as genetics.

The condition can become aggravated and amplified by blood flow gaining its way to skin’s surface.  There is a long list of factors that can cause this, including:

  • Serious Exercise
  • Eating and drinking warm foods and liquids
  • Spices
  • Alcohol
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Sunlight
  • Stress and emotions
  • Exposure to warm water (hot tubs, steam, sauna, bath)
  • Corticosteroids, such as prednisone
  • Medications that dilate blood vessels
Symptoms of Rosacea
  • Redness in the face
  • Red Bumps (usually swollen)
  • Problems with your eyes
  • Enlarged nose (rare situations)

Again, this condition mostly exists in women aged 30 to 60 who have fair skin.  It’s also worth noting that this does “run in the family” so if someone in your family tree has this condition, it can be much more probable that you develop it as well.

In most cases, if the condition is severe, antibiotics or acne drugs will be prescribed by your medical professional.

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