The progression of rosacea
The progression of rosacea can vary significantly from one individual to another. In most cases, the first symptoms may be mild flushing and persistent redness. The early stages of rosacea usually goes undiagnosed in so many people because the flushing and persistent redness are usually attributed to something such as skin that is sensitive to soap or sun exposure. Even when patients start experiencing multiple signs and symptoms of rosacea, they fail to seek medical help.
In a few cases, it can take months or years before rosacea progresses beyond the initial symptoms of flushing and redness, for most people, the disease progresses rather quickly. Patients report, or need to visit a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment in the first few months to within a year. The point to be understood is that you should visit a dermatologist at your first suspected symptoms so that you can begin treatment before the problem progresses further.
The symptoms of rosacea
Beyond mild flushing and redness, the progressive signs and symptoms most commonly associated with rosacea are:
- Broken blood vessels on the skin
- Skin may sting and burn.
- Dry skin, roughness or scaling.
- Sensitive skin
- Spider veins
- Raised patches of skin
- Bumpy texture to the skin
- Thickened skin on the nose, chin, or forehead
- Pores look large
- Oily skin.
Some people get rosacea in their eyes. The eyes may have one or more of the following:
- Watery or bloodshot eyes
- Often feels like sand in the eyes
- Eyes burn or sting
- Dry, itchy eyes
- Blurry vision
- Broken blood vessels on eyelids
- Cysts on the eyelids
Fortunately, there is an increased awareness of rosacea and its early signs and symptoms. If you have any type of skin condition at all, you should consult with a dermatologist. Early diagnosis and treatment of rosacea can only yield better outcomes and solutions for this progressive disease. Once diagnosed, your dermatologist will be better able to manage the disorder, and to help you realize proper daily care.
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The severity of a skin condition such as rosacea can depend upon many factors. If you are finding it difficult to live with your condition, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your rosacea or any other skin condition.