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The Difference Between Eczema vs. Rosacea

Rashes, bumps, and dry patches, 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 & rosacea, seem to have a lot of similarities, but have differences that require specialized treatments. 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 AAD, someone who has eczema tends to get itchy and dry skin in specific parts of their body, whether that is on their arm, neck, stomach, eyelids, or mouth.

With rosacea, it causes rapid reddening around the facial area. Rosacea also lead to persistent redness, bumps. enlarged pores and visible blood vessels on your skin.

Both skin conditions are very common, and it's something you may have to manage throughout your life. There are many ways to help relieve rosacea and eczema:

  • Find 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.

  • Have 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 will prescribe you 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 try to eat in moderation.


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