Rosacea

rosacea Rosacea /roʊˈzeɪʃiə/ is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema (redness) and sometimes pimples. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically a harmless cosmetic condition. Treatment in the form of topical steroids can aggravate the condition.



It primarily affects Caucasians of north western European descent and has been nicknamed the 'curse of the Celts' by some in Britain and Ireland. Rosacea affects both sexes, but is almost three times more common in women. It has a peak age of onset between 30 and 60.

rosacea quarles Rosacea typically begins as redness on the central face across the cheeks, nose, or forehead, but can also less commonly affect the neck, chest, ears, and scalp.[5] In some cases, additional symptoms, such as semi-permanent redness, telangiectasia (dilation of superficial blood vessels on the face), red domed papules (small bumps) and pustules, red gritty eyes, burning and stinging sensations, and in some advanced cases, a red lobulated nose (rhinophyma), may develop.


Related links:

Rosacea
What is Rosacea?
National Rosacea Society

http://www.aad.org/skin-conditions/dermatology-a-to-z/rosacea

 






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Virginia Beach Location

4164 Va. Beach Blvd. Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452


phone number

(757) 490-6635



time

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Hampton Location

2240 Coliseum Drive Suite D
Hampton, Va. 23666


phone number

(757) 827-3046


time

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