Rosacea Research Paper

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Rosacea is a chronic, cutaneous, vascular skin disorder that causes redness to the face. It may also

cause some swelling, tiny pink or red pimples and the presence of broken blood vessels may appear.

Rosacea usually affects the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.

The cause of Rosacea is unknown today but there are several theories that cause the redness and flare

ups in people with rosacea. These factors include spicy and hot foods, caffeine, alcohol, extreme

temperatures, sun exposure, exercise, emotional stress, scrubbing or massaging the face, toiletries and

some cosmetics.

It is more common in women between the ages of 30 and 60 with fair skin to have rosacea. An

increasing factor is having a family member with rosacea as well. Symptoms of rosacea vary from

person to person. Most common symptoms include flushing face,
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Another type of rosacea is Steroid

rosacea. Dr. Webster recommends homeopathic treatments for this particular type of rosacea.
Another type of rosacea is pyoderma faciale. It is usually pregnancy related or brought on by steroid

withdrawal.

Blushing for a normal adult, the blood vessels dilate, bringing blood to the surface and constrict and

goes back to it’s natural pigment; but with rosacea the blood vessels stay dilated and red.

According to the National Rosacea Society, there are some 14 million American’s suffering with

rosacea, though not life threatening it affects adults emotionally. The causes of rosacea are still

unknown and research still continues to find the exact cause of rosacea.

I chose to discuss this topic because a friend of mine has rosacea. It has affected her emotionally.

She feels people stare at her when her rosacea has flared up. She wears green pigmented concealer to

help when it is really bad. When she is stressed it is worse. Hopefully one day they will find a cure or

better treatment for

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