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11-16-2009, 03:58 AM
More than 14 million people in North America have rosacea, a chronic skin condition. Women, fair-skinned people between the ages of 30 and 60 are more likely to be affected.

Symptoms and signs of rosacea include:

Areas of redness on your face

Small red bumps or pustules on your nose, cheeks, forehead, and/or chin

Small blood vessels on your nose and/or cheeks (called telangiectasia)

Tendency to flush or blush

Rosacea may also result in a red, bulbous nose, called rhinophyma, or a burning or gritty sensation in your eyes, called ocular rosacea.

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11-16-2009, 02:20 PM
you are correct joyce. if you can go to a doctor i would go. first to make sure it is rosacea and second there are prescriptions to help keep it under control. there are topical and oral medications. if not treaded rosacea can get worse. even a family doctor can prescribe medicine for the symptoms. there is no cure but there are a lot of treatments out there. you just have to find the right one to control it.

02-15-2014, 06:47 AM
Facial redness, bumps and pimples, irritated eyes, and thickened skin are possible symptoms of a common chronic, inflammatory condition called rosacea.

08-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness on your face and can cause burning or soreness in eyes. Burning and redness are the main symptoms. It can be treated with medicines such as antibiotics and skin creams. Aloe vera is helpful to treat rosacea by providing a cooling effect to the skin.

10-17-2014, 12:26 PM
A diagnosis of rosacea must come from your physician after a thorough examination of your signs and symptoms and a medical history. There are no tests for rosacea.

Rosacea (rose-AY-sha) is a chronic (long-term) skin disease that causes redness and swelling, primarily on the face. Other areas that can be affected are the scalp, neck, ears, chest and back. Sometimes, rosacea affects the eyes.

Those afflicted with rosacea may first notice a tendency to flush or blush easily. The condition can occur over a long period of time and often progresses to a persistent redness, pimples and visible blood vessels in the center of the face that can eventually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.

Since rosacea causes facial swelling and redness, it is easily confused with other skin conditions, such as acne and sunburn. For this reason, rosacea is known as the “great pretender,” and often incorrectly referred to as “adult acne.”

Rosacea affects an estimated 14 million Americans. Adults, especially those between 30 and 50 years of age who have lighter skin, blonde hair and blue eyes, are most likely to suffer from rosacea. However, rosacea can affect children and people of any skin type.