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Can rosacea be confused with acne?

Pimples are one of the most common symptoms associated with rosacea and as a result, the disorder can often be overlooked or misdiagnosed as acne. The biggest difference between rosacea and acne is that rosacea usually affects adults between the age of 30 and 60 while acne affects younger people who are often going through puberty. Doctors have to take this into account when diagnosing rosacea. Unfortunately, this makes the disorder difficult to diagnose in children and if left untreated it can cause damage.

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