Types of Rosacea

Medical science is a little backward on research into rosacea, it’s causes and possible cures, but to this point in time, it has been able to identify four types of rosacea – each with its own particular symptoms.

Take a look at the summary below and see which one of these you can relate to. Once you know what type of rosacea you have, you will be better equipped to look for a solution that suits your circumstances.

The Four Most Common Types of Rosacea

1. Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea – this is where you’ll notice visible blood vessels close to the skin surface, along with a general rosy cheeks type flushed look. Women tend to experience this one more than men.

2. Papulopustular Rosacea – this is the type that’s often mistaken for acne. You get red bumps and pimples or blister-like sores that hurt when you touch them and eventually fill with puss. You can understand why many people think their adolescent nightmares have returned.

3. Phymatous Rosacea  –  You don’t want this type. It comes with thickened skin, particularly on the nose – and can see you ending up with an enlarged, bulbous nose which requires rhinoplastic surgery to fix.

4. Ocular Rosacea  –  this one is usually confined to the eyes. It’s symptoms include dry red eyes, swollen eyelids, weeping eyes, or styes that can threaten cornea damage and resulting potential blindness, if not managed.

Each of the above has a rosacea skin care program that is best suited to the particular symptoms. We will explore each of these in depth and discuss proposed remedies, from both a pharmaceutical perspective as well as a natural health practitioner perspective.

A Dermatologist Explains the Different Types of Rosaca