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Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause redness, pimples, and thickened skin on the face and sometimes other parts of the upper body. The condition can also cause eye problems, including excessive tears, sensitivity to light, and inflamed and swollen eyelids. Up to half of all people with rosacea experience problems with their eyes. Rosacea is quite common, affecting approximately 14 million people in the United States; yet it often goes undiagnosed. Some people believe that rosacea may be triggered by certain factors, such as eating or drinking spicy foods and drinks, going through emotional stress, or being exposed to sunlight or the wind. But none of these things has been definitively proven to be a cause of rosacea. Treatment for rosacea can include medications and laser surgery.
Welcome to the Rosacea Health Channel by eMedTV. Here you will find in-depth information on rosacea, including more detail about its possible symptoms and who it tends to affect, as well as a list of specific medicines that may be used to treat it. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with rosacea or are curious about the latest research into the cause of the condition, you will find the information you need here.
You can begin your eMedTV rosacea experience by clicking on any of the featured rosacea links on this page. You can also begin by clicking on the health topics listed to the left or by using the search box at the top of the page.
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