Rosacea

rosacea

Rosacea is a common, chronic skin condition that affects up to 10 percent of the population, although many people are unaware that they have it. It usually affects the face, causing redness and the formation of small, pus-filled bumps similar to acne, and, like other skin conditions, can cause emotional distress for the sufferer. Rosacea typically affects fair-skinned women between 30 and 60 years of age. It can first appear during menopause, and is more prevalent in people with a family history of the condition. Although rosacea is a chronic condition that cannot be cured, there are several treatments available to relieve its symptoms and prevent flareups.

Triggers of Rosacea Symptoms

Rosacea symptoms, which tend to worsen periodically, can be triggered by the following:

  • Hot or spicy food or drink
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Hot baths or saunas
  • Sunlight
  • Anger, embarrassment or stress
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Medications that dilate blood vessels
  • Corticosteroids (such as prednisone)

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Morris Dermatology

1499 Lakewood Drive
Unit A
Morris, IL 60450

815.941.5160

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Joliet Dermatology

823 129th Infantry Drive
Space 105
Joliet, IL 60435

815.666.1742

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