A Research Study On Red Face

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Introduction

Red face is the most common presentation in my practice, particularly among middle age females. My multidisciplinary practice is residing in an urban population of Dundas, Canada, where the population is comprised of mostly middle and upper middle class Caucasians.
The prevalence of rosacea is high among my patients and sometimes it presents in combination with other the skin conditions especially among males such as seborrheic dermatitis. As rosacea is considered a life long skin disease, involving, the face, it can adversely affect the patient’s well being both mentally and physically. The negative affect of the physical appearance may cause anxiety, depression, behavior changes such as social avoidance, irritability and decline in their self esteem and confidence.(5,13,14)
The justification of rosacea as my choice for this dissertation is to evaluate variety of evidence and modality of the available treatment options and address my patient’s well-being in living with chronic diseases.

To study the efficacy and evidence of the management of rosacea I have searched articles through OVID, Medline and pubmed from the years 1966 to present.
Rosacea is a recurrent, inflammatory disorder of the skin involving the face, particularly the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead and some times the neck, chest, back and scalp. (1,2,3,6) The disease is characterized by initial flushing and episodic erythema which later evolves into persistent erythema, papules, pustules, and…

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