The Difference Between Rosacea & Eczema

December 21st, 2016

What’s the difference between eczema vs rosacea? We’ll tell you how the two conditions are alike and how they are different. It’s important to know if you have rosacea or eczema, or even some other condition, because not all skin conditions are treated in the same way. In fact, in some cases treatments that help one skin condition can make another skin condition worse. Even though eczema and rosacea sometimes look similar, they are very different conditions. You can compare eczema vs rosacea in these pictures. Notice the differences as well as the similarities. While both cause reddened skin and may cause acne-like bumps, rosacea isn’t patchy or scaly the way eczema is and eczema doesn’t cause thickened skin, especially around the nose, the way rosacea can. Of course, you might have eczema or rosacea and not look exactly like the people pictured here. Your skin tone, where on your body the condition appears, and other factors can affect the way the conditions look on your body. Keep in mind the fact that some other skin conditions may look similar to these, as well. Talk to your doctor or see a dermatologist, a doctor that specialises in skin disorders, if you have questions about your diagnosis.   ROSACEA Rosacea is a skin disorder that is rarely seen in kids. The majority of people affected by this chronic condition are adults ages 30 to 50. Women are more likely than men to develop it, and fair-skinned, blue-eyed women most of all. Still, children can develop rosacea, although the symptoms are often mistaken for other, more common skin disorders. SYMPTOMS Kids with rosacea may appear to blush easily. In more severe cases, rough, red patches of skin may appear on the face, neck and scalp. Pimple-like bumps may also occur. The skin […]

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