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Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes.



Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes.



Redness, pimples, and, in later stages, thicker skin. Rosacea only affects the face, People with fair skin.

Women (especially during menopause)




  • Heat (including hot baths)
  • Heavy exercise
  • Sunlight
  • Winds
  • Very cold temperatures
  • Hot or spicy foods and drinks
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Menopause
  • Emotional stress
  • Long-term use of steroids on the face


 Signs & Symptoms

  • Frequent redness (flushing) of the face, most redness is at the center of the face (forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin)
  • Small red lines under the skin these lines show up when blood vessels under the skin get larger
  • Constant redness along with bumps on the skin
  • A swollen nose In some people (mostly men), the nose becomes red, larger, and bumpy



In many cases, first prescribe both oral and topical antibiotics to lessen symptoms, followed by a long-term use of a topical antibiotic alone to maintain remission.

In addition, certain moisturizers, soaps, sunscreens and other products to improve the health of the skin


Self care

  • Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher to protect the face from the sun

  • Protect the face in winters with a scarf 

  • Avoid irritating the facial skin by rubbing or touching too much 

  • Avoid facial products that contain alcohol or other skin irritants 

  • When using moisturizer with a topical medication, apply the moisturizer after the medication has dried 

  • Stay cool on hot days