Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that most often affects the face. Rosacea worsens with time if left untreated and is often mistaken for acne, eczema, or a skin allergy. Rosacea appears to be more common among fair-skinned people of Northern European ancestry.
Fast facts on rosacea:
- The main symptom of rosacea is the development of facial pustules.
- Other symptoms include blushing easily and inflamed blood vessels.
- The exact causes are not known but a number of factors can trigger symptoms: exercise, histamine, alcohol, menopause, sulphites, spicy food, dairy and some medications just to name a few.