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What is rosacea?

Rosacea (ro-ZAY-shah) is a chronic disorder that develops gradually and is characterized by flushing, blushing, redness, pimples, red gritty eyes, burning or stinging and, in some advanced cases, a bulbous nose (called rhinophyma). The disorder can be confused with and co-exist with acne vulgaris and/or seborrhoeic dermatitis. Men and women of all ages can be affected but middle-aged women are more susceptible because of hot flashes caused by menopause. Anyone that is fair-skinned of European or Celtic ancestry are more likely to be affected.