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Why can rosacea worsen over time?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Rosacea can worsen over time if you don't seek proper treatment. At first, rosacea usually appears as a reddening of the skin on the cheeks, forehead, nose, or elsewhere on the face. In some cases, skin on the ears, neck, chest, or other parts of the body may be affected, too. Over time, however, untreated rosacea may give the skin a ruddier look as tiny blood vessels become visible. Eventually, pimple-like bumps may form and the nose may become crimson and swollen. If you have any signs of rosacea, see your doctor.

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