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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sensitive Red Cheeks or Rosacea

Did you ever wonder why your cheeks are always red like you are blushing intently all the time? Maybe you should really check out whether it’s more than just red rosy cheeks. It could be a skin dis-order called Rosacea.
Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness and pimples on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. The redness may come and go. People sometimes call rosacea "adult acne" because it can cause outbreaks that look like acne. In some cases, depending on severity, it can also cause burning and soreness in the eyes and eyelids. Rosacea can be embarrassing. And if it is untreated, it can get worse.
Some common symptoms of Rosacea?
Flushing and facial redness that may be intermittent and then become more persistent
Stinging or burning sensations -- similar to mild sunburn -- that may be more noticeable when smiling, frowning, or squinting. Application of cleansers, cosmetics, or moisturizers should be recommended by skin therapist or physician.
If you have rosacea, there are many ways to keep the condition under control. Though rosacea can't be cured, treatment can help you control symptoms and prevent them from getting worse. Some things you can do on your own, like avoiding triggers.
Foods and drinks that cause rosacea:
Alcohol, Spicy Food, Hot drinks, Hot foods
Activities that cause rosacea:
Exercise or heavy exertion, hot baths or saunas
Weather conditions that cause rosacea:
Hot weather, Cold weather, Humid weather, Wind, Sunlight
Emotions that cause rosacea:
Stress or anxiety, sudden change in emotion, like feeling embarrassed or bursting out in laughter
Medical conditions that cause rosacea:
Menopause, Chronic cough, Caffeine withdrawal syndrome
Medications:
Medications such as topical steroids, some blood pressure drugs, and some opiate painkillers
Questions regarding that bright red rosy cheek, check with your skin therapist professional or certainly your physician. Information above referenced from Web M.D.