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Rosacea is a long-term disease that affects the skin and sometimes the eyes. Its symptoms include redness, pimples, and, in later stages, thicker skin. In most cases, rosacea only affects the face. By selecting "Learn More", you will be directed to the NIAM National Institutes of Health website.

Rosacea Basics

Rosacea (ro-ZAY-she-ah) is a long-term disease that causes reddened skin and pimples, usually on the face.

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Rosacea -- In Depth

An in-depth look at rosacea.

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Who gets rosacea?

Rosacea most often affects middle-age and older adults. 

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The symptoms of rosacea

Rosacea usually causes your face to become flushed, or red, frequently.

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The causes of rosacea

Doctors don’t know what causes rosacea, but some people may inherit a tendency to develop the disease.

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Treatment for rosacea

There is no cure for rosacea, but treatment can help make your skin look and feel better.

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Who treats rosacea?

Diagnosing and treating rosacea requires a team effort involving you and health care professionals.

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Living with rosacea

Health care professionals can prescribe or recommend treatments to help you manage your rosacea, but there are also some things you can try that may reduce your symptoms.

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Related rosacea resources

Additional resources on the topic of rosacea.

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