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Even though living with rosacea may feel challenging, remember that you are not alone. Rosacea affects an estimated 16 million Americans.

Living with rosacea often goes beyond the physical symptoms. For some, the physical symptoms of rosacea can have a significant emotional impact. In a survey conducted by the National Rosacea Society of more than 1,200 rosacea patients:

  • 76% of patients surveyed said rosacea lowered their self-confidence
  • 41% said it caused them to avoid public or social engagements

Sound familiar? Seek help! Studies on rosacea patients found that as symptoms improved with effective treatment, so did quality of life.

Signs and symptoms

Rosacea shows up differently on everyone. Some people display just one symptom, while others show multiple. These symptoms are the most common:

  • Bumps and blemishes on the face (inflammatory papules and pustules)
  • Tendency to blush or flush easily
  • Persistent facial redness
  • Small visible blood vessels
  • Facial discomfort, burning or stinging sensation, tightness, dryness or itch
  • Burning, itching or watery eyes and/or swollen eyelids
  • Thickening skin on the nose, cheeks and/or forehead

Rosacea triggers

Symptoms of rosacea can be triggered by a wide variety of factors. Rosacea triggers vary from person to person. Try to identify your triggers so you can avoid them.

  • Environment

    Sun, strong wind, cold and hot temperatures

  • Foods

    Spicy and hot (temperature) foods, dairy products, some beans, certain fruits and chocolate

  • Beverages

    Alcohol, hot drinks

  • Medical Conditions

    Menopause, chronic cough, caffeine withdrawal syndrome

  • Lifestyle

    Stress and anxiety, strenuous exercise

Frequently Asked Questions

No, rosacea is not an infectious or contagious disease.

Although no scientific research has been performed on rosacea and heredity, nearly 40% of rosacea patients surveyed by the National Rosacea Society reported having family members with similar symptoms.

It’s unclear exactly how and when, but symptoms often progress over time. Most experts agree that early diagnosis and treatment are essential to help avoid worsening symptoms and permanent skin changes (skin thickening, visible blood vessels and resistant papules).

Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory disorder often characterized by relapses and remissions. Rosacea cannot be cured, but medical treatments are available that can help manage its signs and symptoms.

No. Rosacea generally affects the face, whereas atopic eczema can appear on various areas of the body.

There are 4 basic types of rosacea, although they share some of the same symptoms: facial redness, bumps and blemishes, skin thickening and ocular (eye) rosacea. Your doctor or dermatologist can determine the type of rosacea you have, and can discuss the best treatment option that will help manage your symptoms. ORACEA Capsules are a convenient, once-daily treatment for only bumps and blemishes of rosacea.

Rosacea Relief

It’s never too early to be proactive. If you think you have rosacea or want to learn more about living with it, talk to your doctor and ask for a full list of symptoms, triggers and tips to help prevent flare-ups. Ask your doctor what treatment might be right for you.

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