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Common skin diseases
Common skin diseases

Skin disorders can be temporary or permanent depending upon their symptoms and severity. They may be painless or painful. Allergies, irritants, genetic, certain diseases and immune system problems lead to dermatitis, hives, and other skin conditions. The image shows some common skin diseases such as acne, rosacea, oily T-zone and blackheads, psoriasis, etc. Rosacea is commonly found in fair skin middle-aged people. It is a non-contagious skin inflammation. Redness on skin, bumps, mildly swollen cheeks and nose, etc are common signs of rosacea which lead to capillaries enlargement and formation of pustules.

Rosacea types
Rosacea types

Rosacea is a skin problem which occurs due to certain hereditary or environmental problems. Rosacea is categorized as: type one, known as erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR) or vascular rosacea. It is associated with facial redness. The blood vessels underneath the skin surface enlarge and become visible. Type two papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with pus-filled blemishes. It is also known as inflammatory rosacea. Type three is phymatous rosacea which leads to skin thickening and scaring with bumps (especially on nose). This is sometimes called as bulbous nose, or rhinophyma. Subtype four is known as ocular rosacea and is associated with burning or irritation in eyes.

Rhinophyma: A Complication of Rosacea
Rhinophyma: A Complication of Rosacea

Rosacea is a commonly occurring but poorly understood severe skin problem. It mainly affects the face and causes redness and visible blood vessels. Symptoms of rosacea begins to appear with episodes of flushing (skin turns red), swollen red bumps, spots (papules and pustules), eye problems such as dry eye, irritation in eyelids, etc. Complications of rosacea can be both physical and psychological such as blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), rhinophyma, low self esteem, etc. Rhinophyma is thickening of skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous. Lasers treatment, electrosurgery, dermabrasion, removal of excess skin with a scalpel and sometimes a combination of these procedures are used to treat rhinophyma.

Rosacea - Facts, Triggers and Treatments
Rosacea - Facts, Triggers and Treatments

Rosacea is a chronic skin disease that affects more than 15 million Americans. The cause of rosacea is not yet known. It usually causes a persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible. Experts are not completely sure of the causes of rosacea. But there are certain related factors that are thought to contribute to the inflamed blood vessels which cause the rosacea symptoms. 

Redness on face due to rosacea
Redness on face due to rosacea

A close-up view of facial redness due to rosacea skin disease on the face. Rosacea starts as redness on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. The redness is less common on areas such as neck, scalp, chest, or ears. Medications that reduce redness along with antibiotics are usually recommended. Antibiotics help reduce some types of bacteria but mainly fight the inflammation which causes the swollen vessels.

Rosacea signs and symptoms on face
Rosacea signs and symptoms on face

The images shows an elderly woman with skin rosacea condition characterized by facial redness, small and superficial dilated blood vessels. The symptoms occur due to inflamed blood vessels called vascular rosacea. As the signs and symptoms of rosacea progress, these small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks become swollen and visible (called telangiectasia). These symptoms may look like tiny spider webs.