If you have rosacea you are not alone. Over 16 million people in the U.S. are affected. Interestingly, many people who have rosacea don’t know they have it.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and swelling on the face. Symptoms range from red pimples, lines and visible blood vessels to dry or burning skin and a tendency to flush easily. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are plenty of effective treatments available.
Dr. Golomb can recommend options to manage your rosacea, including medical therapy, as well as everyday actions you can take to calm your skin. Prior to your appointment, write down situations that have caused your redness or breakouts to flare:
- Sun exposure
- Foods or beverages
- Stress or anxiety
Also note if you experience itching, burning or stinging, or swelling. Are your eyes affected too?
The National Rosacea Society is a resource for information on the types of rosacea, treatments and skin care and cosmetic tips for rosacea.
April is rosacea awareness month.