Rosacea is a chronic disorder involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. It may cause redness, prominent blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne. The cause of rosacea is unknown. The disorder involves enlargement of the blood vessels just under the skin. It occurs most often in fair skinned people, particularly those who blush easily. Women are more commonly affected, but men are usually more severely affected. Symptoms usually begin between ages 30 to 50.
- Erythema (red areas on the face)
- Discrete areas or the entire face
- A tendency to flush, blush easily
- Increased vascularity (telangiectasis) of the face
- A red, bulbous nose
- Acne-like skin eruptions (macules, nodules, pustules, may ooze or crust)
- A burning or stinging sensation of the face
Treatments consist of topical and oral medications, avoiding certain foods, and laser treatments for the veins and redness.
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