What is it?
This is a common condition of the skin. It is mainly seen in women especially those above 30 years. In United States, nearly 16 million people are affected with this condition and nearly 45 million are affected worldwide. The most commonly affected age group is between 30 to 50 years.
This skin condition mainly affects the face, where a red rash is seen over the forehead, nose and cheeks.
This is a disease with flare ups and remissions and unfortunately there is no cure found for it.
The different types
There are different types of rosacea and each type has a different set of symptoms. However, it is not impossible to develop two different types at the same time. The 4 different types include:
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR)
papulopustular or acne rosacea
The exact cause of this condition is not known yet. However, experts do believe that hereditary and environmental factors play a huge role in its pathogenesis.
Female sex and those with a positive family history have a high risk of developing this condition. It has also been found that it is more common among the fair skinned people.