Rosacea - Key Points to Discuss
- Let your doctor or medical provider know of any signs or symptoms of rosacea that you have experienced that may not be present during the appointment.
- If have had flushing (redness) of the face, try to provide details about when and how this occured.
- Provide information about any extensive sun exposure in your job or lifestyle (as this could results in redness and visible blood vessels from photodamage, instead of rosacea)
- Be sure to mention any eye discomfort you experience, such as irritation, burning or stinging, or if your eyes tend to be watery or bloodshot.
- Let your doctor know about any facial burning, stinging, itching, tightening or swelling, as these symptoms may help guide your treatment plan.
- Be honest about the impact rosacea has had your professional or social life, as well as your emotional well-being.
Reference: National Rosacea Society
Last updated January 21, 2018