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.
Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition
Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition with signs and symptoms that include:
- 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 may get worse over time, so it’s important to learn how to manage your symptoms as early as possible.
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.
Sun, strong wind
Spicy and hot (temperature) foods, dairy products like yogurt, sour cream and cheese, some beans, certain fresh and dried fruits, and chocolate
Alcohol, hot drinks
Menopause, chronic cough, caffeine withdrawal syndrome
Stress and anxiety, strenuous exercise
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