Rosacea - Also called: Acne rosacea 

rosaceaRosacea is a long-term disease that affects your skin and sometimes your eyes. It causes redness and pimples. Rosacea is most common in women and people with fair skin. It most often affects middle-aged and older adults. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne.

Rosacea is a harmless condition, but it may cause you to be self-conscious or embarrassed. The cause is not known.

In most cases, rosacea only affects the face. Symptoms can include:

No one knows what causes rosacea. You may be more likely to have it if you blush a lot or if rosacea runs in your family. Rosacea is not dangerous. There is no cure, but treatments can help. They include medicines and sometimes surgery.

Your health care provider can usually diagnose rosacea by performing a physical exam and asking questions about your medical history.


There is no known cure for rosacea.

Your doctor will help you identify the things that make your symptoms worse. These are called triggers. Avoiding your triggers may help you prevent or reduce flare-ups.

Here are some steps that may help ease or prevent symptoms:

Triggers vary from person to person. Other triggers may include wind, hot baths, cold weather, specific skin products, exercise, or other factors.

In severe cases, laser surgery may help reduce the redness. Surgery to remove some swollen nose tissue may also improve your appearance.

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