Acne Rosacea (Moderate)

Acne Rosacea is a skin condition affecting your face. Symptoms are usually mild and can be reduced with antibiotics. However, eye problems are serious and would need immediate medical attention. Middle-aged people are mostly affected by this condition. Acne Rosacea is not contagious and cannot spread from one person to another.


  • Rosacea is a common disorder of the facial skin
  • Treatment available to help relieve symptoms


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Acne Rosacea

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Rosacea is also known as Acne Rosacea. It is a skin condition which mostly affects your face, sometimes including the neck, chest, and ears. It is usually seen in middle-aged people. Symptoms may appear during the early 20s; but usually, they are seen in 30-60 years’ age group. Women suffer more than men but their symptoms are less severe than men’s. Acne Rosacea is not contagious and cannot spread from one person to another.


Symptoms of this condition are mild and antibiotics usually work on them. However, if you have an eye problem, see a doctor immediately as it could be serious. Acne Rosacea is not painful or itchy. But some infected people may experience a burning sensation over the affected area. It can be distressing but no serious complications are known.


Common symptoms of Acne Rosacea may include one or more of the following:

  • Facial Redness – This may look like sunburn.
  • Facial Flushing – This looks like blushing. It is the first symptom which can continue for months or years before any other symptom appears.
  • Tiny Blood Vessels – These appear on the face which can be prominent.
  • Thickening of the Skin – This symptom appears in some cases. It is uncommon and usually seen in men.
  • Red Spots – Cysts and spots appear on the face which look like acne. In some cases, these occur only for a short period of time, while in some, they need proper treatment.
  • Eye Problems – Most of the people who suffer from Acne Rosacea have this symptom but they are mild. They experience burning sensation, itching, dryness, and sensitivity to light in the eyes. However, eyelid infection is uncommon and can be serious. Hence, if you develop pain in the eyes, see a doctor immediately.


It is not necessary that a person infected with Acne Rosacea will suffer all these symptoms. Some may experience only one or two which are very mild. In some cases, one symptom may be prominent, while a few others appear as mild.

The cause of Acne Rosacea is not known yet. Many assumptions are made but nothing is accurately mentioned as a cause of Acne Rosacea. Some of these are:


  • Skin damaged due to the sun can cause Acne Rosacea.
  • Small blood vessels under the affected skin may turn abnormal
  • A tiny mite may also be the cause of Acne Rosacea. It survives on the skin and it harmless. The number of these mites is said to increase if a person suffers from Acne Rosacea.
  • Another cause could be abnormal immune reactions in the skin
  • Acne Rosacea may also run in the family.
  • Long-term use of steroid creams could also lead to Acne Rosacea.


Acne Rosacea is a condition which cannot be prevented. However, treatments can reduce the symptoms effectively. Depending on the severity of the symptoms, treatments will be decided.


Common Factors to be Considered

Avoid sunlight as this can worsen the symptoms. A high protection sunscreen should be used regularly. If the sun is strong, use other means as well to cover your face.


For dry skins, moisturizing cream is required. Avoid using creams which contain steroids as these could worsen your condition. Use non-perfumed, non-greasy, and mild moisturizers. Men are recommended to use electric razors instead of shaving blades. This would help reduce their symptoms.


For Facial Flushing

Avoid excessive heat, strenuous exercise, alcohol, stress, spicy food, and hot drinks. These may worsen the symptom. Some medicines such as calcium-channel blockers may also trigger flushing. If you are prescribed a medicine which worsens your condition, talk to your doctor for an alternative.


For Facial Redness and Tiny Blood Vessels

Brimonidine gel is available in the market which is very effective for redness on the face. This helps reduce the symptoms very fast. Sensitive skin may cause redness. Hence, avoid cleansers containing alcohol, abrasive creams, oil-based or waterproof makeup, and perfumed sunscreens.


However, there is no such treatment considered for tiny blood vessels visible on the face. A laser treatment can diminish the vessels. Consult a doctor if you this treatment can be suitable for you.


For Spots

Antibiotics work well for spots and cysts. Some antibiotics reduce inflammation and kill the bacteria. Metronidazole cream, erythromycin tablets etc. are commonly used in such cases. The course duration can be around 6-12 weeks. Completing the course is required, as the symptoms may re-occur if you stop the treatment mid-course. Moreover, a repeated course is also required as the symptoms may reappear after some time.


For Thickening of the Skin

Laser treatment is required to remove the thick layer of the skin developed due to Acne Rosacea.


For Eye Problems

Mild eye problems may not require any treatment. However, if the symptoms become severe, a course of antibiotic is recommended. Hence, see a doctor immediately. For dryness in the eyes, use artificial tears. Regular eyelid hygiene helps reduce eyelid inflammation. 



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Who can suffer from Acne Rosacea?

Middle-aged people are mostly affected by this condition. Women are common sufferers than men but their symptoms are less severe than men’s.


Can Acne Rosacea be transferred from one person to another?

NO. Rosacea is not contagious and cannot spread from one person to another.


Is this condition treatable?

Usually, the symptoms are mild and they disappear in some time. However, some long-term symptoms may require treatment.


What causes Acne Rosacea?

The cause of Acne Rosacea is not known yet. Many assumptions are made but nothing is accurately mentioned as a cause of Acne Rosacea.


Can Acne Rosacea be prevented?

NO. This condition cannot be prevented. However, treatments can reduce the symptoms very effectively.



If you are looking for some expert help, book an ONLINE consultation with our GMC Registered Clinicians at alldayDr.com.


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