Acne rosacea is a skin condition particularly common among people with fair complexion skin. There are over 50 million people in the world affected by this condition, and almost two thirds of them are women, but despite this fact the symptoms of rosacea are much more severe in men. This is a chronic condition of skin without any known cause. It typically affects places on the face that flush and consists of papules, broken capillaries and pustules. It is commonly believed that acne rosacea is similar to acne vulgaris, but the essential difference is the presence of cysts, pimples, and blackheads which occur in acne vulgaris, but are not present with rosacea. Although it is not contagious, rosacean is usually hereditary.
The most common symptoms of acne rosacea are redness of the face, enlarged or broken capillaries that are visible, small, red pimples and sometimes pus spots, inflammation of the skin, red spots and patches, itching, red lines, red and swollen nose and swelling of the entire face, watery eyes and burning sensation in the eyes. Acne rosacea is is not a problem of teenagers and adolescents like acne vulgaris is. This type of acne usually develops between the ages of thirty and forty, but can occur at any other age. Almost two thirds of people with this condition are women, and more than half of them are Europeans. Area this condition typically affects is the face, but it can develop on the chest, neck and on shoulders. The first symptom is redness and flushing of the face, but if not diagnosed and treated, this condition may develop into a more serious condition that requires more complex method of treatment. There are many cases of rosacea that caused serious psychological and social problems for patients before they got rid of it. There is also a possibility that acne rosacea will expand to the eyes and cause a condition called ocular rosacea whose symptoms are burning of the eyes.
The first sign of rosacea is pre-rosacea. or the appearance of enlarged and broken capillaries and red patches on the face. Usually no serious treatment for this condition is required.
A type of rosacea that is common for men in their middle ages is phymatous rosacea. The symptoms are swollen nose and cheeks and the appearance of small blood vessels. The method of treatment used for this condition is surgery or electrocantery.
Ocular Rosacea develops as a result of untreated rosacea on the face. It is characterized by inflamed eyelids, red eyes, sensitivity to light, itching and burning sensations.
Pityriasis Rosacea is common for children and young adults. The most common symptom is reddish skin rash which appears on the face and on the neck.
Symptoms of papulopustular rosacea are pustules, papules, redness and broken capillaries.
The constant flushing of the face is called erythematotelangiectatic rosacea. Other symptoms are visible capillaries, itching and roughness of the skin.
There is no cure for this condition, but there are ways to keep it under control. Some of the medications such as antibiotics are taken orally and others are topical. Topical medications include creams and tonics with antibiotics.
Although there is no cure for this condition, there are many things a person can do to prevent rosacea from developing. Things that should be avoided are smoking, spicy foods and alcohol, but also saunas and hot sowers, harsh soaps and lots of makeup. Prolonged exposure to sun is not recommended. Touching the face with fingers should be limited because it irritates the skin.