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How common is rosacea?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

According to the National Rosacea Society, around 16 million people in the Unites States suffer from rosacea. It is much more prevalent in light skinned people and women tend to be affected more than men, especially during menopause. It's also important to note that about half of all people who have rosacea also develop ocular rosacea, which causes a burning or rough sensation in your eyes.

According to the National Rosacea Society, more than 16 million Americans have rosacea, but most of them don't know it. It is most common in fair-skinned women between ages 30 and 50, although it can occur in all races.

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