Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by the following symptoms:

Primary signs and symptoms:
  • flushing – frequent blushing, periodic redness
  • persistent redness – like a sunburn or blush on cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead - that doesn’t go away,
  • bumps and pimples – small red bumps or pimples on the face
  • small visible blood vessels on the face
Secondary Signs and symptoms:
  • eye irritation – watery, bloodshot, eyelids red and swollen
  • burning or stinging
  • itching or feeling of tightness
  • dry appearance of the central facial skin
  • plaques –  red raised patches
While the cause of rosacea is unknown and there is no cure, medical help is available that can decrease the signs and symptoms of this disorder.

In addition to medical treatment, rosacea sufferers reduce the number of rosacea flare-ups by identifying and avoiding lifestyle and environmental factors that or aggravate their individual conditions.

If left untreated, rosacea may cause significant psychological, social and occupational problems due to the perception of the cause of people having  a red-faced  appearance.

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