Rosacea is a skin condition that causes more than a red face. There are several signs and symptoms of rosacea as discussed here, although not everyone experiences all of them.
Flushing occurs when your skin becomes red for a short period. It generally affects your face, but it can spread to other portions such as your neck and chest.
Flushing is often caused by a trigger, such as sun exposure, certain foods or drinks or an activity such as an exercise. Read about various causes of rosacea.
Facial redness such as a patch of sunburn that persists and doesn't go away easily occurs in rosacea.
The redness affects cheeks, nose and chin, but it may spread to other areas, such as your forehead, neck and chest.
Small red bumps or pus-filled pimples often develop in rosacea. These bumps sometimes resemble acne. Sometimes, they cause burning or stinging.
The skin is not greasy in rosacea, but remains dry and peeling. Rosacea spots don't cause any scarring on the skin.
In some people with rosacea, small blood vessels become visible on the skin. This is called telangiectasia.
If you develop complicated rosacea, your skin can thicken and form excess tissue, mainly around your nose. This causes the nose to assume a large appearance called rhinophyma.
Rhinophyma is an uncommon and severe symptom of rosacea. It does not develop quickly instead takes several years to develop. It affects only men almost exclusively.
Some people may get rosacea in their eyes. The eyes may have any of the following symptoms:
People experience a burning, gritty sensation in their eyes, making them bloodshot. The inside of the eyelid may become inflamed and scaly, which can sometimes cause conjunctivitis.
Some people are not able to tolerate contact lenses.
Rosacea can affect more than your skin and eyes. Rosacea is a chronic skin disease, and it can significantly reduce the quality of life of a person. People may face problems at work, in their marriage, relationships, and in daily activities.
Living with rosacea can affect in many ways such as the following:
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