What is rosacea? Dr. Richard Thomas explains the typical symptoms that are associated with this very common skin condition.

Rosacea usually occurs in middle-aged individuals; they’re most often fair-skinned, and they complain of red faces. There are often flushes, so there is a vascular component to this, blushing, opening and closing of blood vessels, and the other component is inflammation.
Some individuals will have pimples, pus spots, and red inflammatory bumps.
It also is associated with irritation of the eyes, and the eyelids and that occurs maybe 50% of the time, and there are common factors that cause aggravation of flushing of the skin.

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