rss Posted January 5, 2012 Report Share Posted January 5, 2012 Sensitive skin and rosacea: nosologic framework. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Nov;138 Suppl 3:S207-10 Authors: Misery L Abstract Flushing due to rosacea may be mistaken for sensitive skin, which can manifest as abnormal sensations during fairly acute reactions to a variety of triggers, many of which are shared by rosacea and sensitive skin. Nevertheless, the two conditions are clearly different. Rosacea is a vascular disease, worsens gradually over time, manifests as flares triggered chiefly by systemic factors, is largely confined to the facial and/or ocular regions, and responds to specific treatments. Sensitive skin, in contrast, is an epidermal cosmetic problem that runs a variable course, with diffuse skin involvement and flares triggered mainly by contact factors. The flares respond to specific cosmetics and are usually worsened by treatments for rosacea.PMID: 22183100 [PubMed - in process] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?tmpl=NoSidebarfile&db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=22183100&dopt=Abstract = URL to article Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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