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How can rosacea affect my social activity?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea is an acne-like skin condition that can take a toll on a person's self-esteem, which in turn may impact their desire to be with others. People often are judged by their appearance. Many people with rosacea say they feel depressed when their skin condition flares. While rosacea is not a medically dangerous condition, it is chronic (long-term) and persistent. Rosacea needs good medical treatment to manage the symptoms.

Proper rosacea treatment can help you control your reddened skin, acne-like lesions, and inflamed blood vessels on your cheeks and nose. Once you get your rosacea symptoms under control, you may feel more like being involved with others. In one survey by the National Rosacea Society, 70% of people with rosacea said that when their skin condition was properly treated, their emotional well-being improved.

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