Rosacea Diagnosis-

Rosacea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was recently diagnosed with Rosacea. Picture this, My hubby & I were lying next to one another in bed (head out of the gutter) as I read the Mayo Clinic website on symptoms of Rosacea. I read this out loud: Hubby replies in red.

  • A flushed, red face with sensitive, dry skin that may burn or sting. — He said,  “NO big deal”
  • Small bumps and pimples or acne-like breakouts. —-He said,  “EWE”
  • Skin that gets coarser and thicker, with a bumpy texture. — He said, “GROSS”
  • Dry, red, irritated eyes.—He said, “Not to bad”

As if they were his symptoms…..THEN I read,

In rare cases, Rosacea that is not treated may cause permanent effects, such as thickening of the skin on your face or loss of vision. It may cause knobby bumps on the nose, called rhinophyma. Over time, it can give the nose a swollen, waxy look.—- My hubby listened to all of this with a look of shock & dismay & said ” Thick skin, blind,  swollen nose with a waxy look— & that’s when it’s time to find a NEW wife!” He of course was kidding,  but it was hilarious….