SUBTYPE 1: Facial redness
Medical Name: Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea
Symptoms: Mainly flushing and redness around the centre of the face. Swelling and red blood vessels may also appear in this type, as well as rough patches of skin, and burning and stinging sensations. For more information on how to help manage this facial redness, go to ActOnRed.ca.
SUBTYPE 2: Bumps and Pimples
Medical Name: Papulopustular rosacea
Symptoms: Persistent redness around the centre of the face, with bumps and pimples resembling acne. Burning and stinging may also occur. This type is often seen after or in combination with subtype 1.
SUBTYPE 3: Skin thickening
Medical Name: Phymatous rosacea
Symptoms: Thickened skin with a bumpy surface. Most often affects the nose, which becomes enlarged and bumpy ("rhinophyma"). May occur after or in combination with subtypes 1 and 2.
SUBTYPE 4: Eye irritation
Medical Name: Ocular rosacea
Symptoms: Red, irritated eyes. Eyes may appear watery or bloodshot. Symptoms may include feeling like there is something in the eye, burning or stinging, dryness, light sensitivity, blurred vision. May occur with or without rosacea.