Eczema vs. Rosacea...How can you tell the difference?

Rashes, bumps, dry patches... they all start to look like the same skin conditions, but which one can it be? How can we relieve our itchiness properly?

Two of the most common skin conditions, eczema and rosacea, seem to have a lot of similarities, but there are actually a lot of differences between the two. Knowing the difference is important in how to treat our skin when we have certain flare-ups. So what are the differences between eczema and rosacea?

According to Healthline, someone who has eczema tends to get itchy and dryness in specific parts of their body, whether that is on their arm, stomach, eyelids, or mouth. With rosacea, it causes rapid reddening around the facial area. Rosacea also creates more bumps on your skin, and you may also see some visible blood vessels. Both skin conditions are very common, and it's something you may have to manage throughout your life. There are many ways to help relief rosacea and eczema:

  • Finding yourself a therapy cream that works for you: We all have different skin types and skin conditions. It is super important to find a cream or lotion that works best for your skin. It might work great on others, but you never know until you try for yourself.

  • Having a doctor prescribe you oral medication: There are some oral antibiotics you may take to reduce the redness, itchiness, and skin bumps. If you are interested in taking antibiotics, you may speak to your doctor so that they may prescribe you with the correct medication perfect for your body.

  • Avoid certain foods: Foods with histamine can cause red blood vessels to dilate, which leads to a rosacea outbreak. Sometimes gluten and shellfish can lead to eczema outbreaks. This does not mean you have to completely remove these types of food from your diet, but to maybe try to eat in moderation.