What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a common inflammatory skin disorder which often begins as a redness, like a blush, appearing on the face – usually on the cheeks, nose, chin, or forehead. The redness may gradually appear on the ears, chest, back, and eyes. At first, the redness may come and go, but over time, it can become more persistent, and visible blood vessels and tiny pimples may appear. Some people may also feel a burning or itching sensation on the face.

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Rosacea is progressive, meaning if symptoms are not treated, and triggers are not managed, they may worsen over time. Rosacea is a chronic (long-term) condition, and while there is no cure, its symptoms can be reduced and managed. Rosacea is not contagious, so you can’t “catch it” from being in contact with someone who has it.