Rosacea is a chronic, common inflammatory skin condition that presents as redness of the face.
Diagnosing Rosacea cannot be done through a medical test, however they can be used to rule out other skin conditions and narrow down on rosacea.
The skin condition is most often developed in fair-skinned, blonde and blue-eyed women between the ages of 30-50 years. Those with Celtic or Scandinavian backgrounds also heightens risk of rosacea. A genetic history of acne and rosacea also contributes to the possibility of developing it.
Males can also develop rosacea, but often have more severe exterior symptoms.
There are four main rosacea subtypes which present different symptoms. Learn more about the types of rosacea.
We all have an ecosystem made up of bacteria on our skin, this is what contributes to our unique microflora.
Two new fields of research have opened up into the links of Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) bacteria and Demodex mites playing a major role in the development and vicious cycle of rosacea skin. Mounting research suggesting that H. Pylori and Demodex can cause and trigger rosacea has encouraged more research to be conducted in understanding how these interplay with finding a cure.