Ask Your Dermatologist About Rosacea

DermatologyKnowledge is power.  Our experts wrote to us about the important questions you can ask your dermatologist.  Is adult acne causing you stress or embarrassment?  It might be something completely different causing the redness on your skin.

Read the following article from our expert and dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine Downie, to see if you suffer from any of these symptoms.  Then ask your doctor about them at your next appointment!

What is that irritation?

Have you ever experienced facial redness, or have a tendency to blush or flush easily? If so, the next time you visit your dermatologist ask them if you could be experiencing rosacea. Rosacea can often be mistaken for acne, and referred to as adult acne. Rosacea is differ from acne and is usually characterized by flare-ups and periods of remission. It is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes persistent facial redness, blemishes and bumps. Although rosacea can affect anyone, people over the age of 30 with fair skin and a family history are at higher risk.

What triggers it?

Common triggers for rosacea symptoms include seasonal weather conditions, emotional stress, exercise, alcohol consumption and spicy foods. If any of these symptoms relate to you, it is best to see a dermatologist, who will be able to prescribe medication that will keep your rosacea under control.

Dr. Jeanine Downie, Dermatologist

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