One of the most characteristic attributes of rosacea is an overall red, blushed, or “rosy” appearance. This may look like you are embarrassed or blushing, but it tends to be there for a long period of time. Many people hide their redness under foundation for rosacea, but in order to avoid it you need to treat it.
Visible Blood Vessels
Tiny reddish, blue, or purple blood vessels may appear as squiggly lines amidst the redness on your face. Sometimes they are very tiny or difficult to see, but they occur with the common vessel over-dilation which is seen with rosacea.
Tiny Pus-Filled Red Blemishes
While not every rosacea sufferer will have tiny pimples, this is a classic presentation of a more inflammatory type of rosacea. These pimples generally occur as many very small pimples often clustered together on the face. The blemishes may contain fluid or pus when squeezed and tend to be on very superficial layers of skin.
Symptoms Are Central On Your Face
Rosacea symptoms tend to be relatively centralized on your face, with your nose as the main central area. Often, you will see a red, inflamed, or blushing type coloration across the nose and on the central cheek area.
Naturally Very Light Skin
People who have naturally very pale skin are more at risk of having rosacea. Unfortunately, having a lighter skin tone also makes the redness associated with rosacea much more apparent due to the contrast.
Skin Feels Warm, Inflamed, or Tender
While not everyone experiences a more inflamed type of rosacea, some people have an intense feeling of warmth, flushing, or inflammation. In extreme cases, the skin may even feel irritated or tender to the touch.
Regular Eye Irritation
About half of those with skin rosacea with have some eye irritation involvement, often referred to as ocular rosacea. Ocular rosacea sufferers tend to have regular eye symptoms such as redness, dry eyes, bloodshot eyes, crusting, blurred vision, stinging, burning, itching, tearing, light sensitivity, blocked eye glands, or the feeling of having something in your eye. There may be eye drops that can help with ocular rosacea symptoms, and ocular rosacea symptoms may reduce in frequency and severity if the skin rosacea is kept under control.
Thickened or Larger Nose
In more severe rosacea cases, the skin on the nose can steadily thicken and enlarge over time. This causes the appearance of an irregularly shaped, bulbous, or reddened nose. This effect of rosacea is more common in severe uncontrolled rosacea cases and occurs more often in men than in women.
If you think that you may have Rosacea, you can have an online visit with doctors that specialize with these treatments such as Strut Health to verify if you seem to have the condition. After a review of your symptoms, medical history, and personal concerns, doctors will see if you are a good candidate for a compounded prescription rosacea formula that may help reduce the redness, flushing, and tiny papules common with the condition. If you are a good fit, Strut can ship your formula straight to your front door. But, if getting treatment for your rosacea online is not your thing, you can also schedule an appointment with your local dermatologist to see what prescription therapies they recommend and to verify if your rosiness is in fact rosacea.