Monday, April 14, 2014

What Are the Symptoms of Rosacea?


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Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder estimated to affect close to 16 million people. According to a recent gallup survey, 78% of the population has no knowledge of this condition* whose symptoms include at least one of the following: persistent redness that resembles a sunburn, small red bumps and pimples, flushing (frequent blushing) or visible blood vessels. Not all of these symptoms appear for each individual and the severity varies on a case by case basis. If left untreated, these symptoms can significantly affect appearance and can also cause physiological, emotional and occupational problems.
While the four symptoms listed above are the most common among rosacea sufferers other symptoms often include eye irritation, skin that consistently feels like it is burning, stinging or itching, overly dry or rough skin, raised red patches or skin thickening and swelling. If you have any of the listed symptoms we recommend contacting a professional for official diagnosis and treatment options.
*Source: http://www.rosacea.org/
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