- Rosacea is a genetically-influenced condition characterized by a range of signs and symptoms from facial flushing to acne-like bumps to dilated blood vessels on the face.
- Dr. Sherber is experienced at distinguishing rosacea from the conditions that can mimic it.
Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea can be missed if someone thinks that they merely have sensitive skin that stings and flushes easily. Early diagnosis is key to preventing longterm skin changes.
- Rosacea that involves either episodic or constant inflammatory bumps on the face can be mistaken for acne, and made worse by acne treatments.
- Periorifical dermatitis, which involves inflammatory bumps around the mouth, nose, or eyes, is a sub-type of rosacea which is often aggravated by misdiagnosis and misuse of topical steroids.
- Sometimes, skin can be aggravated by external irritants such as skincare or makeup products, which can mimic rosacea but requires different treatment.