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, red lines, 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.