The first thing to know about rosacea is the ability to spot it on your skin. Dr. Paul Donohue in the Richmond Times Dispatch writes that rosacea begins with some redness on the nose, forehead, chin or cheeks. On top of the redness, small bumps with a close resemblance to acne will appear. The next stage of rosacea reveals tiny blood vessels in the shape of spider webs map out across the small bumps. The final stage of rosacea is thickening of the skin, which produces a bulbous nose. It’s important to address the symptoms early on, before the skin is impacted. Many times roseacea will impact your eyes and they will feel gritty and burn.
In most cases, a dermatologist specializes in this condition and will help you treat roseacea. There are many medications and laser treatments available. You can find and compare rosacea specialists on Vitals.com. Key point to keep in mind is that you should avoid the sun and even in the winter use sunblock when in sunny areas. Spicy and hot foods can also aggravate roseacea.
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(source: Dr. Donohue’s column in the Times Dispatch)