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Where on the face do rosacea symptoms normally appear?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea symptoms usually show up in the central part of the face. This includes the area in and around the nose, cheek, eyelids, and forehead. The facial skin may be red, inflamed, and covered with lesions (papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules). A papule is a small, dome-shaped, solid skin bump, while a pustule is a small skin bump that may be filled with pus or a white liquid. A cyst is a painful bump under the skin, while a nodule is a skin bump that is hard to touch. 

Rosacea may cause noticeable spider veins (telangiectasia) on the cheeks and nose. In addition to papules, pustules, cysts, and nodules, rosacea may result in an enlargement of the nose because of excess tissue (a condition called rinophyma).

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