Do you suffer from facial redness that won’t go away and is sometimes accompanied by breakouts? It could be Rosacea, a common skin disease that can affect the face, ears, chest and back.
Left untreated, Rosacea can become severe, often affecting sufferers’ quality of life. Rosacea starts with mild flushing or blushing of the face, and can progress for many years without a patient realizing he/she is suffering from the disease. Often confused with other conditions, Rosacea is a skin condition that needs to be monitored and treated before it becomes severe.
What are some of the symptoms of Rosacea?
- Flushing and redness around the nose and cheeks, sometimes with acne-like pustules
- Visible spider veins in the face
- Extreme sensitivity to the sun and skin care products
- Dry, rough, scaling skin
- Skin that stings and has a burning sensation
Other symptoms can include:
- Very oily skin
- Acne-like breakouts
- Raised, rough patches of skin
- Bumpy, thickening skin
- Redness and enlargement of the nose
Call the Rosacea Specialists in Frederick, Maryland
If you are noticing any of these symptoms in yourself of a family member, please seek the advice of a dermatologist as soon as possible. There are effective treatments, including topical lotions, medications and lasers available, and you can adopt lifestyle changes that will help lessen your symptoms. Frederick Dermatology is home to some of the best dermatologists in Frederick and we would love to discuss treatment options and be a part of your treatment plan. You can contact us by email or call 301-662-6755 today to schedule an appointment.
Want to learn more about Rosacea? Visit the National Rosacea Society website.