It is a chronic condition and, in any individual, the severity tends to come and go. Rosacea tends to affect the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose, and is characterised by redness, dilated blood vessels, small red bumps and pus-filled spots ,often with a tendency to blush easily. There may also be uncomfortable inflammation of the eyes and eyelid.
Some of the triggers are:
- Some medications – such as those for treating high blood pressure
- Acute medical conditions – such as a cold, cough, or fever
- Some chronic medical conditions – such as hypertension(high blood pressure)
- Alcohol – alcohol does not cause rosacea, but it can be a trigger for people with the condition.
Other Triggers Consist of:
- Vigorous Exercise
- Hot Baths
- Spicy Food
- Dairy Products
- Extremes of Temperate
Rosacea is a common skin disorder that causes redness of the skin of the face of many Irish people. It is seen in all countries and races but is most frequently seen in people who have fair sun sensitive skin. It is more common in women, but tends to be more severe in men.