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Learn to detect the first symptoms of rosacea (i.e. redness, tingling, dilated blood vessels) in order to treat it more effectively.
Rosacea is a chronic and progressive skin condition that affects many individuals. From a medical perspective, it is not very serious. However, it can cause unpleasant sensations as well as a feeling of embarrassment, since it changes the appearance of the face. Without care or treatment, rosacea increasingly worsens and compromises well-being and quality of life.
Rosacea can affect individuals between the ages of 20 and 70, but a greater number of affected individuals have been observed between the ages of 30 and 50. People who have light-coloured skin or eyes or who tend to get flushed easily are predisposed to rosacea. Women are more often affected by it than men; the latter are more likely to have rhinophyma, which is characterized by significant swelling and redness of the nose. This manifestation is observed at an advanced stage of the condition.
The term facial flushing is used to describe the presence of telangiectasia associated with rosacea.
Other secondary signs and symptoms can also be present:
Individuals often do not seek timely medical attention, believing that it is just a skin complexion problem. Yet, appropriate care and early treatment can prevent the condition's progression and the onset of telangiectasia.
Certain factors promote the development of, worsen or exacerbate rosacea symptoms, such as the onset of redness. Here are some examples:
Making certain lifestyle changes can help considerably. Here is some advice:
Tailored daily care can help prevent and control rosacea.
There are medical treatments available for rosacea, including topical and oral medications. Don't hesitate to speak to your pharmacist if you have questions about rosacea and its treatment.
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