Rosacea: Overview

Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder usually affecting mainly the face (specifically the nose and cheeks). It causes redness, pimples, pustules, and damage to the small blood vessels. The condition sometimes looks similar to acne, and the facial rash may also be similar to the “butterfly rash” of lupus. Rosacea may be related to facial flushing, as it occurs more often in people with a tendency toward flushes. Rhinophyma may be a form of rosacea (in older men).

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