Does Stress Cause Rosacea?

An elderly woman with skin condition rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition whose telltale sign is reddened cheeks. The disorder, which has no cure, causes the blood vessels to become very visible and may be accompanied by a pussy rash. Rosacea is sometimes mistaken for pimples or adult acne, since it is most commonly is diagnosed among women in their 50s.

How Do I Know If I Have Rosacea?

The most visible evidence of rosacea is increased visibility of the blood vessels through the center of your face, across your nose and through your cheeks. Your nose may swell and appear larger. In some people who suffer from rosacea, the first symptom they experience is dry or swollen eyes.

Is It Possible that Stress Is Causing My Rosacea Flare Up?

While there is no identified cause for rosacea, it is speculated that a number of different things might trigger it, particularly anything that causes blood to rush to the face. If stress causes you to experience that rush of blood to the face, it could certainly be a cause. Other triggers may include spicy foods, exercise, certain medications, or cosmetics. The one certainty is that rosacea is not caused by a lack of good hygiene. White women over the age of 30, especially smokers, are most susceptible to developing rosacea.

How Is Rosacea Treated?

The treatment approach for rosacea depends on the severity of your symptoms and any exacerbating factors, such as stress or environmental irritations, that might be contributing to flare ups. There are a variety of alternatives – both creams and oral medications – now available to help manage rosacea more effectively. Some new treatments involve the use of laser therapy. It is often a matter of trial and error to determine what treatment is most effective.

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