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Do clogged pores cause rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Clogged pores do not cause rosacea. However, when the pores (or tiny openings) on your skin become blocked with dead cells and oils, you are more likely to develop the common condition known as acne. The trademark reddish pimples of moderate to severe acne can resemble a flare-up of rosacea. However, since the two conditions require different treatments, it's important to get the right treatment. If the medicine you're using for rosacea isn't working, talk to your doctor.

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