Rosacea is a chronic skin condition, characterized by redness and bumps or pimples that most often appear on the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead.
Incidence: Very Common
○ More than 3 million US cases per year
○ Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured
○ Requires a medical diagnosis
○ Lab tests or imaging not required
○ Chronic: can last for years
Rosacea outbreaks can cause burning and itching. Some people can also develop rosacea on the neck, chest, and scalp. It most often appears after the age of 40 years old. Rosacea symptoms can reoccur from time to time. They may flare up for a few weeks, fade and then come back. Proper and early treatment can be very helpful so make sure you see your dermatologist. If you don't take care of your rosacea, redness and swelling often gets worse and might become permanent.