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What is rosacea?


What is rosacea?
Rosacea is a common skin condition that often begins with tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people.

Is rosacea contagious? No

Rosacea: Overview

Rosacea often begins with a tendency to blush or flush easily. Here’s why you want to get it diagnosed in this early stage.

What causes rosacea?

Scientists are still working on answering this question. What they have learned is that all these factors likely play a role.

Rosacea: More than one type

Rosacea causes so many signs and symptoms that researchers created these subtypes. One affects your eyes.

Could my child have rosacea?

Few children and teens have rosacea, but it’s worth considering if you notice any of these signs or symptoms.

Rosacea in darker skin tones

If you have a darker skin tone, you may never see a red face. Should you notice any of these other signs, it’s time to see a dermatologist to find out if you could have rosacea.

Acne or rosacea?

These two conditions can look alike. This infographic shows you how they differ.

Is rosacea causing your red face?

Rosacea can make your face red all (or most of) the time, but, it’s not the only sign. Do you have any of these other signs or symptoms?