Like many other types of skin conditions, rosacea is often stressful and can, in some circumstances, be painful. The American Academy of Dermatology has highlighted four types of rosacea, but some forms are more common than others.

What are the Rare Types of Rosacea?

rosaceaTwo of the more rare forms of rosacea occur when this disease targets the eyes, and when the skin becomes reddened and thick as a result of a prolonged case of this condition.

When rosacea affects the eyes, they typically appear watery and red, almost bloodshot. Patients often describe a level of discomfort, as though they have something stuck in their eyes, which can be accompanied by an itching or burning sensation. Rosacea in the eye can also result in cysts on the eyelid and may impact an individual’s vision.

When rosacea results in a thickening of the skin, the texture of the skin changes and becomes bumpy or scaly. The most common areas of this form of rosacea are on the nose, the ears, chin and other parts of the face. The patient’s skin also typically becomes more oily than usual as a result of the disorder.

What are the More Common Forms of Rosacea?

One of the more common forms of rosacea is an acne-like breakout. This form of rosacea also includes oily skin, broken blood vessels and skin that’s sensitive or painful to the touch. These types of breakouts tend to come and go, much like regular acne breakouts.

The most common form of rosacea shows up as redness on the face and sometimes the neck. Patients may notice the appearance of broken blood vessels, and skin may become irritated, painful or sensitive.

What are the Treatment Options for Rosacea?

Individuals who suspect they have rosacea should seek out medical attention early in an effort to combat this disease. Topical medications are usually recommended early on, but in more severe cases, antibiotics can be prescribed. Laser treatments are also available, where the blood vessels are vaporized with no damage to the patient.

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