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The 4 Classifications Of Rosacea

Posted Sep 20 2010 11:14am

Rosacea is a skin condition that begins to appear when the person hits his or her thirties. With this particular skin disorder there is a lot of redness to the facial appearance which can cause pschological distress to the suffer and if left untreated can lead to serious health complications . There are four different types of Rosacea: Ocular, Phymatous, Papulopustular and Erythematotelangiectatic. During this particular article I will go through each class one by one to explain the differences between the classifications of Rosacea.

The first classification we will look at is Ocular Rosacea. This particular type involves the skin disorder appearing around the eyes leaving the person with dry, itching and tearing of the eyes. With this particular classification styes tend to be common place that can lead to the eyelids becoming swollen. Due to the portion of the face that is being effected it can lead to vision problems and if left untreated total vision loss may take place.

The second classification is Phymatous Rosacea which affects the area of the face around the nose. The skin around the nose begins to thicken and because of this process the nose tends to look enlarged due to all of the excessive skin. When this takes place it is known as rhinopyma as the nose becomes red in appearance and much larger than normal.

Papulopustular Rosacea is the third classification and this is also known as acne Rosacea due to its similar appearance with acne. With Papulopustular the person face tends to have a constant redness appearance to it and it is also contains a number of bumps and pimples. Like all forms of Rosacea if left untreated it can become severe rather quickly leading to other health concerns.

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea is the final classification and it is also the most difficult to treat. This particular type of Rosacea tends to lead the person with a facial appearnce that appears to be flushed for long periods of time. If left untreated this form of Rosacea can progress to the point where the facial veins become more prominent.

When it comes to treatment for Rosacea it is going to depend on how it is classified and how soon it is undiagnosed. Although the psychological affects seem to be the most prominent if this skin disorder is left untreated it can become much worse and lead to more health concerns. As with any medical condition it is important to seek out professional help early so that the success of treatment will be at a much higher rate. Rosacea treatments have come along way in the last few years and hopefully in the near future there will be a cure for this particular skin disorder.
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