How to Diagnose Rosacea in Babies

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Rosacea is a condition that causes the skin to look red, thick, and scar-like. It is not physically attractive, but people can live happy lives with the condition. Like most conditions, adults are not the only ones who get Rosacea. Babies get it too. This article is designed to help parents decide if their child has Rosacea or not.

Watch for babies who don't want to be held, or cry when someone touches their skin. Rosacea begins with extreme skin sensitivity, pain, or itchiness. If the baby scratches an area of her skin, this could also be a sign.

Look for a bumpy rash on the skin. Many of the bumps may have a head with puss. Rosacea tends to like the face, so the rash may be namely on the face.

Observe the face for larger than usual pores. Rosacea, in the later stages, enlarges facial pores. This mostly happens in older adults, but can also happen in babies.

Look at the nose and cheeks of your baby for spidery blood vessels. In time, these blood vessels turn into a thick, orange peel looking texture typical in rosacea patients. This happens, of course, when the child is much older.

Consider other symptoms. Does your baby have constant sinus infections? Are you suspicious he might have allergies? These are common symptoms of those with rosacea.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sun can worsen the effects of rosacea

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