What causes rosacea? That remains to be seen. It is not contagious. It may be hereditary, and people of Scottish, Welsh, Irish, English and eastern European descent note higher rates of rosacea than other ethnic groups.
What does it feel like? Most sufferers complain of itchy facial skin along with burning and stinging. Some people may even experience edema, a swelling of the face. Eyes can feel gritty and dry. Swelling of the nose due to excess tissue is not uncommon.
Due to rosacea’s acne-like effects, many sufferers report a feeling of lower self-confidence, and some even avoid public situations.
Symptoms include eyes that are watery, sunburn-like redness on cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, bumps or pimples, and small visible blood vessels. It can often start as a red patch on the cheek or another part of the face, and then spread to other parts of the face. This is … Read more