Rosacea is a condition that is characterized by a distinct redness or flushing of the central face, with or without small pus-filled papules and pustules.
This condition can also come along with thickened skin, usually on the nose, or irritation of the eyes.
This is not a dangerous condition, but there can be significant skin discomfort or mental distress from the skin abnormalities.
Even though this is not a particularly dangerous condition, it can be uncomfortable and reduce the confidence of the person dealing with the rosacea.
As with any condition, it is important to know the basics of the situation, including if it can be spread to others, what may have caused it, what can trigger flares, and if it can be cured.
There is no scientific evidence that backs up rosacea being a contagious skin condition.
So, even though you may not feel especially confident during a rosacea flare-up and may not want to socialize much, there is not a risk of transferring rosacea to another person at all.
Even if you shared cosmetics, hugged, kissed, or generally came into contact with another person, there is no risk of rosacea developing on another person from being around you.
Conversely, if you have a friend with rosacea, you do not need to worry about any infectiousness or contagiousness of the condition.
There is some evidence suggesting that a partial component of if you develop rosacea has to do with your genes.
So, if members of your family have struggled with the redness or blemishes from rosacea, there is potential for you to also have to deal with rosacea at some point in your life.
But, just because someone in your family does deal with rosacea periodically, it does not mean that you will definitely experience the same issue with your skin.
Hereditary causes of rosacea may be just one piece of why rosacea occurs in some people, and other factors including environmental factors are also involved.
Rosacea is more common in people with certain ethnicities, including those with English, Scottish, Scandinavian, and Eastern or Northern European ancestry.
Rosacea flares can often be traced back to a stimulus or “trigger” that can make the flare-up start.
The most common rosacea triggers are UV light, stress, spicy food, alcohol, heat, or certain beauty products like hairspray.
By keeping a rosacea journal to notate what you did, ate, and drank on days that you have rosacea flare-up, you may be able to figure out some of your personal rosacea triggers and avoid them better in the future.
There is currently no permanent cure to rosacea, and once you have a rosacea flare-up you may continue to experience rosacea symptoms off and on or persistently.
There are, however, many treatments and strategies to help you prevent flares, reduce their severity when they occur, or reduce their occurrence rate.
Making lifestyle changes to avoid triggers, medicated topical treatments, oral medications, stress reduction techniques, UV light avoidance, or laser therapy performed in a clinic.
Once you have a diagnosis of rosacea, your doctor will analyze the type of rosacea you are experiencing, and suggest a treatment for you.
It is not recommended to let rosacea go untreated, as the symptoms may worsen or progress over time without addressing them.
Even though you do not have to worry about rosacea being contagious to others around you, it is still recommended to receive treatment for the condition sooner rather than later.
Here at Strut Health, we have developed once-daily topical rosacea formulas that combine multiple prescription rosacea medications into one cream, to try and give you better relief from rosacea symptoms.
You can have a quick 10-15 minute free online consultation with our U.S. licensed doctors today to have your rosacea evaluated. If a prescription rosacea medication is right for you, your prescription therapy can be shipped to your front door with our free shipping.