Rosacea is a chronic condition of the skin that is often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. It typically begins from 30 years of age on, as a redness of various areas of the face; including the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead. It may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears.
The severity of the condition can vary substantially from one individual to another. Some common signs include: facial flushing, persistent redness, bumps and pimples, and facial veins. There are numerous triggers, including coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, temperature changes, alcohol, and hot drinks.
Treatments usually include topical creams, oral antibiotics, oral isotretinoin, laser, and photodynamic therapy. Some of the newer treatments include topical ivermectin (Rosiver) and topical brimonidine (Onreltea).
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