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Rosacea is a common skin condition that usually only affects the face and eyes. Characterized by redness, pimples, and broken blood vessels, rosacea tends to begin after middle age (between the ages of 30 and 60) and is more common in fair-skinned people.


Symptoms may include:


  • prerosacea
    • frequent episodes of blushing and flushing of the face and neck
  • vascular rosacea
    • swelling of blood vessels under the facial skin
    • leading to swollen, warm skin
  • inflammatory rosacea
    • formation of pimples
    • enlarged blood vessels on the face
  • rhinophyma
    • enlarged oil glands in the nose and cheeks
  • eye symptoms
    • redness
    • burning
    • tearing
    • inflamed eyelids
    • sensation of a foreign object in the eye

The cause is unknown.


Treatment may include:


  • dermatology

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