Gives a flushed, reddened appearance. Occurs on the face, this condition can be aggravated by anything causing vasodilation – heat, sunshine, spicy food, alcohol, cold. Affects both men and women. Not related to acne vulgaris. Not contagious.

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What is rosacea? Is rosacea contagious?

Rosacea (ro-zay-sha) is a common, acne-like, benign skin condition of adults, with a worldwide distribution. Rosacea is estimated to affect at least 16 million people in the United States alone and approximately 45 million worldwide. Most people with rosacea are Caucasian and have fair skin. The main symptoms of rosacea include red or pink facial skin, small dilated blood vessels, small red bumps sometimes containing pus, cysts, and pink or irritated eyes. Many people who have rosacea may just assume they have very sensitive skin that blushes or flushes easily.

Rosacea is a common, chronic, incurable, adult acne-like skin condition that is easily controllable and medically manageable. Rosacea commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose, and has periodic ups and downs (flares and remissions). Rosacea symptoms and signs include
redness of the face (easy facial blushing or flushing), tiny red pimples and fine red lines (telangiectasias) on the facial skin, rhinophyma (an enlarged, bulbous red nose, like W.C. Fields), eye problems, such as swollen, red eyelids, conjunctivitis, and rosacea keratitis.

Rosacea may be mistaken for rosy cheeks, sunburn, or quite often, acne. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and heat. Rosacea can be a very bothersome and embarrassing condition. Untreated rosacea tends to worsen over the time. Prompt recognition and proper treatment permit people with rosacea to enjoy life.

Referenced:medicinenet.com and An introductory guide to Anatomy and physiology ISBN:978-1-903348-28-4
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