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Who is likely to get rosacea?

People more likely to develop rosacea are those over 30 years old with fair skin and who blush easily. Many people with rosacea also have a family member with rosacea. Americans of Irish, English, Scandanvian, Scottish, Welsh or eastern European descent have a greater rate of rosacea.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea affects men and women, and people of all races, although it is most common in people with fair skin. It occurs in people of all ages, including children and teens, although it is most likely to be diagnosed in people between the ages of 30 and 60. People with a family history of rosacea are more likely to get it. But in a survey by the National Rosacea Society, only about half of people with rosacea said someone in their family had the condition. Ethnicity may also play a role in who gets rosacea. People of Irish descent seem particularly vulnerable to the condition, and it is also common in those of Scandinavian, Scottish, Welsh, or Eastern European descent.

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