Rosacea is a visible facial skin condition, which is common and distressing. The psychosocial effect of rosacea can be severe and debilitating and lead to social anxiety and depression. In turn, psychological factors, such as stress and anxiety can aggravate flushing symptoms in rosacea, leading to a vicious cycle.1 Facial appearance plays a huge role in self-esteem and interactions with other people. Stigmatisation and psychosocial distress in rosacea is significant, so it’s important for nurses to understand this condition and support patients in understanding options for management and treatment to reduce and control symptoms; and improve emotional health, well-being and self confidence. This article aims to help nurses answer common questions patients ask on rosacea.
Why have I developed rosacea and what causes it?