Rosacea is a common transient, recurrent or persistent facial rash of unknown cause. It affects the cheeks, nose, chin and forehead of those in their 30s or older, especially those with fair-skin, blue eyes and of Celtic origin.
Rosacea is characterized by mid-facial erythema, asymptomatic dome-shaped inflammatory papules and superficial pustules. The fleshy part of the nose may slowly enlarge with prominent pores and fibrous thickening (rhinophyma). Persistent swelling may also affect cheeks, earlobes, forehead and eyelids.
Unlike acne vulgaris, there are no comedones, cysts, or nodules.
Rosacea is often accompanied by:
Symptoms are often aggravated by:
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