If you don’t know what rosacea is, or you suspect you have this disorder and want to compare your symptoms to the symptoms of other rosacea patients, it can be helpful to jump on the Internet and check out some photos. Indeed, perhaps the easiest way identify rosacea is with rosacea pictures.
What you’ll probably notice first from looking at a photo of a patient with rosacea is the redness of the face, as though the entire face, or large patches of it, were sunburned. You may see bloodshot eyes. There might also be pimples or little bumps, called pustules, dotting the entire face or significant portions of it. And if that person’s nose looks swollen and round, it’s probable that this patient is suffering from an effect of rosacea called rhinophyma, a distortion of the nose caused by extra tissue that’s been building up there.
Looking at photos of people suffering from rosacea on the Internet can provide benefits. Sometimes people who come down with rosacea feel embarrassed by their appearance.[metacafe]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/8278703/identify_rosacea_with_rosacea_pictures/[/metacafe]
They might retreat from social occasions because they don’t want anyone to see the way their faces look. When you see other people with the same condition, however, it can help you realize that there’s nothing shameful about this condition at all, and that as a rosacea patient you’re in good company. If these people with rosacea are willing to pose for strangers on the Internet, maybe that will help give you the courage to return to work or hang out with friends again. Also, before and after photos – photos of people with rosacea in full bloom and then those same people after they’ve undergone successful treatment for the condition – can offer encouragement and help you realize that your face can be restored to its natural beauty.
As a final warning, you shouldn’t simply try to identify rosacea with rosacea pictures; that is, you shouldn’t just look at pictures of people with rosacea and try to diagnose your own condition yourself. Rather, make an appointment with your doctor or with a dermatologist to have your problem checked out as soon as you notice your symptoms. It’s the only way to get the effective treatment you need to make sure those adverse skin effects don’t become permanent. Having said that, if you want to see some photos yourself, you can try the following links: