Types of Rosacea
What Type Do You Have?

Types of Rosacea, understanding the different forms and how they affect you. What Type of Rosacea Do You Have?

It is devastating when you first find out you have Rosacea!

Getting a better understanding about Rosacea, will go a long way in assisting you with your Rosacea management care program and the flare ups.

Below are the different sub-types of Rosacea, but first a little discovery about Rosacea; what it is, who gets it and what causes Rosacea.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea (rose-AY-shah) is a chronic, but treatable, skin condition that mostly affects the face, usually in the area where you blush. The symptoms of Rosacea can come and go in cycles which are often mistaken for acne or sunburn, and if left untreated, may get worse over time.

Symptoms vary by the different types of Rosacea and can range form mild to more severe within each subtype.

Who Gets Rosacea?

People of all skin colors and skin types can get any of the types of Rosacea. It usually occurs in adults aged 30 and older. Often, those with Rosacea have parents or grandparents who have Rosacea or have had the same symptoms.

What Causes Rosacea?

Experts don’t exactly know what causes Rosacea, but it can be triggered, or aggravated, by a variety of factors. Each person’s triggers are different. If you have Rosacea, keeping track of your facial flare-ups may help you discover what those triggers are and help you to avoid them and future flare ups.

To identify your Rosacea triggers, keep a diary of daily activities and food intake for 2 weeks. Highlight the times that seem to coincide with a flushing or flare up episode. Then try to avoid them (if possible) to see it it reduces your flushing and flare ups.

There Are Four Sub Types Of Rosacea...

These sub types of rosacea are listed in order of severity.

  • Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea (er-uh-THEE-muh-toh-tel-AN-jee-ek-TAT-ik) not even the pronunciation helps! We are going to call this Persistent Redness, and it is the most common type of Rosacea. It can look like blushing or sunburn. This happens when flushing causes small blood vessels under your skin to become enlarged, and this allows more blood to flow; leaving your skin looking red. Over time, this redness does not go a way!

  • Papulopustular Rosacea (PAP-yew-lo-PUS-tyew-lar) is a type of Rosacea that causes bumps and blemishes on your face that looks like acne and the most commonly treated type of Rosacea. This is when constant inflammation can cause pimples, or papules (small, red, and solid) and pustules (pus filled, like some acne) to appear on your face.

  • Phymatous Rosacea (FY-muh-tus) is thicken of the skin. It usually appears around the nose and is more common in men. Without early treatment, small knobby bumps can form making the nose look larger than normal and swollen.

  • Ocular Rosacea (OCK-yew-lar) causes eyes and eyelids to become red and bloodshot.It also can cause burning or stinging, itching, dryness, light sensitivity, blurred vision or visible blood vessels.

How to Manage Your Rosacea...

Only your doctor can tell if your symptoms are due to Rosacea and what type you have.

The most commonly treated type of Rosacea is bumps and blemishes (papulopustular).

There are prescription medications available that can be used to help manage this type of Rosacea.

If you think you may have any type of Rosacea, seek professional to find out; the earlier you find out the easier to manage it before it gets out of control!

Treatment typically starts with a topical medication and sometimes your doctor may prescribe an oral medication to help manage inflammation. You may see improvements in the first few weeks, although full results usually take up to 10 to 12 weeks.

There are all natural treatments like Light therapy ( LED's) and natural topical solutions that can also be used to manage your Rosacea effectively.

Most people get better and faster results with the use of natural Rosacea skin therapy.

No prescription and no oral medications to worry about.

Rosacea can be managed with on going treatment and avoiding your triggers. Stopping treatment can result in flare-ups of your symptoms. Studies have shown that many people who used treatment and then stopped had symptoms recur.

There is no cure for Rosacea! Staying on top of your treatment is vital in helping to manage your type of Rosacea and it's flare-ups, for smooth, clear beautiful skin.

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