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Why does rosacea make my face red?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Some people with rosacea experience redness because their blood flows faster through their facial veins than normal, causing those vessels to swell. As the blood comes to the surface of your skin quickly, it flushes your cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose with a red color.

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