People with rosacea may start to notice small, red, solid bumps or pus-filled pimples. While these may look like acne, the blackheads often seen with acne are not there, and there may be a burning or stinging in the reddened area.
The blushing or redness in the face does not go away for long periods of time, often resembling a sunburn. This is the most common sign of rosacea. For more information on how to help manage this persistent redness, go to ActOnRed.ca.
The eyes may become irritated and appear watery or bloodshot, a condition known as ocular rosacea. The eyelids also may become red and swollen, and styes (red, tender bumps on the eyelid) are common. Severe cases of ocular rosacea can result in corneal damage and vision loss without medical help.
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