“People sometimes wait to see a dermatologist until their rosacea becomes unbearable. Dermatologists encourage you to make an appointment long before this happens”.1

Umbrella
What may the Rosacea Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Acne Rosacea
  • Adult Acne
  • Red Face
  • Rosacea

Definition

What is rosacea?

DotS the definition of rosacea may vary. The (United States) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases’ (NIAMS) definition is:

“Rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-ah) is a long-term disease that causes reddened skin and pimples, usually on the face. It can also make skin thicker and cause eye problems”.2

The (United States) National Rosacea Society’s definition is:

“Rosacea (pronounced “roh-ZAY-sha”) is a chronic but treatable condition that primarily affects the central face, and is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions”.3

Symptoms and Conditions

What symptoms and conditions are associated with rosacea?

In Rosacea: Basics – What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea? the NIAMS elaborate on:

“Rosacea usually causes your face to become red, or flushed. It may look like:

  • Redness at the center of your face, including your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin
  • Skin that feels burning, swollen or warm
  • Small red blood vessels that become visible under your skin
  • Bumpy skin or pimples…”.4

In Rosacea: Check If You Have Rosacea the (United Kingdom) NHS (National Health Service) elaborate on:

“The first signs of rosacea include:

  • Redness (blushing) across your nose, cheeks, forehead and chin that comes and goes
  • A burning or stinging feeling when using water or skincare products
The redness may be harder to see on darker skin”.5

Cause

What causes rosacea?

In Rosacea: What Causes Rosacea? according to the NIAMS:

“Doctors don’t know what causes rosacea, but your family history or genes might make you more likely to get the disease. If you blush a lot, you may also be more likely to get rosacea. Some researchers think rosacea happens when blood vessels expand too easily, causing you to blush a lot”.6

TriggersRosacea

What are some rosacea triggers?

In Rosacea: Triggers the NHS elaborate on:

“It’s not known what causes rosacea, but some triggers can make symptoms worse. Common triggers for rosacea include:

  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods
  • Cheese
  • Caffeine
  • Hot drinks
  • Aerobic exercise like running”.7

In Factors That May Trigger Rosacea Flare-Ups and Rosacea Triggers Survey the (United States) National Rosacea Society include many more triggers.

Diary

RosaceaIs there a diary for identifying personal triggers?

In Rosacea Diary Booklet the National Rosacea Society include a Rosacea Diary Form.

Common or Not

How common is rosacea?

In If You Have Rosacea, You’re Not Alone: according to the National Rosacea Society

“An estimated 16 million Americans have rosacea, yet only a small fraction are being treated”.8

Women

Is there an association between women and rosacea?

In Rosacea: Symptoms & Causes – Overview the (United States) Mayo Clinic elaborate on:

“Rosacea can affect anyone. But it’s most common in middle-aged women who have light skin”.9

Menopause

Is there an association between menopause and rosacea?

The NIAMS explain:

Rosacea“Anyone can get rosacea, but it is more common among these groups:

  • Adults ages 30 to 60
  • Women, especially during menopause
  • People with fair skin. Lighter skin also makes the disease more apparent”.10

Treatment

How is rosacea treated?

In Rosacea: Rosacea Symptoms the International Rosacea Foundation explain:

“The International Rosacea Foundation provides recommendations for the best natural rosacea treatment for facial skin as well as ocular and eye treatment”.11

In Rosacea: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment the Mayo Clinic explain:

“Treatment for rosacea focuses on controlling signs and symptoms. Most often this requires a combination of good skin care and prescription drugs. The duration of your treatment depends on the type and severity of your signs and symptoms. Recurrence is common”.12

In Rosacea: Treatment for Rosacea From A GP the NHS elaborate on:

“Rosacea cannot be cured but treatment from a GP can help control the symptoms. It can get worse if it’s not treated. A GP may suggest:

  • Prescriptions for creams and gels you put on your skin
  • Taking antibiotics for 6 to 16 weeks
  • IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment…
  • The GP may refer you to a skin specialist (dermatologist) if treatments are not working”.13

Who is a GP?

DotS and/or DotC (Depending on the Country) a GP may be a qualified and registered general practitioner, a medical practitioner, a medical doctor or a doctor.

Health Care Provider

What if I think I have rosacea?

If you think you have rosacea, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

In All About Rosacea the National Rosacea Society explain:

“While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, knowledge of its signs and symptoms has advanced to where they can be effectively controlled with medical therapy and lifestyle changes. Individuals who suspect they may have rosacea are urged to see a dermatologist or other qualified physician for diagnosis and appropriate treatment — before the disorder becomes increasingly severe and intrusive on daily life”.14

In Do You Have To Treat Rosacea? Worried Your Rosacea Is Not Serious Enough To Treat? the American Academy of Dermatology | Association encourage us to seek treatment early:

“People sometimes wait to see a dermatologist until their rosacea becomes unbearable. Dermatologists encourage you to make an appointment long before this happens. The earlier you start treatment, the easier rosacea is to manage”.15

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  1. Do You Have To Treat Rosacea? Worried Your Rosacea Is Not Serious Enough To Treat? American Academy of Dermatology | Association https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/rosacea/treatment/necessary Accessed: 27 July 2020
  2. Rosacea: Basics – What Is Rosacea? Last Reviewed: 30 April 2016. National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rosacea Accessed: 27 July 2020
  3. All About Rosacea. National Rosacea Society https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php Accessed: 27 July 2020
  4. Rosacea: Basics – What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea? Last Reviewed: 30 April 2016. National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rosacea#tab-symptoms Accessed: 27 July 2020
  5. Rosacea: Check If You Have Rosacea. Page Last Reviewed: 15 January 2020. NHS (National Health Service) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea/symptoms/ Accessed: 27 July 2020
  6. Rosacea: Basics – What Causes Rosacea? Last Reviewed: 30 April 2016. National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rosacea#tab-causes Accessed: 27 July 2020
  7. Rosacea: Triggers. Page Last Reviewed: 15 January 2020. NHS (National Health Service) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea/symptoms/ Accessed: 27 July 2020
  8. If You Have Rosacea, You’re Not Alone. National Rosacea Society https://www.rosacea.org/patients/index.php Accessed: 27 July 2020
  9. Rosacea: Diagnosis & Treatment – Treatment. 06 September 2019. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353820 Accessed: 27 July 2020
  10. Rosacea: Basics – Who Gets Rosacea? 30 April 2016. National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/rosacea#tab-risk Accessed: 27 July 2020
  11. Acne Rosacea Treatments: Rosacea Treatment. International Rosacea Foundation http://www.internationalrosaceafoundation.org/ Accessed: 27 July 2020
  12. Rosacea: Symptoms & Causes – Overview. 06 September 2019. Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/symptoms-causes/syc-20353815 Accessed: 27 July 2020
  13. Rosacea: Treatment for Rosacea From A GP. Page Last Reviewed: 15 January 2020. NHS (National Health Service) https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rosacea/causes/#triggers-of-rosacea Accessed: 27 July 2020
  14. All About Rosacea. National Rosacea Society https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php Accessed: 27 July 2020
  15. Do You Have To Treat Rosacea? Worried Your Rosacea Is Not Serious Enough To Treat? American Academy of Dermatology | Association https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/rosacea/treatment/necessary Accessed: 27 July 2020
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