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What is rosacea? Where does it appear? Can I use a cream to soothe it or will I need an oral medication? Find answers to these questions and more.


Maybe you've noticed the blood vessels in your face have become very visible, causing your face to appear red or violet-toned.

Perhaps you've noticed some pus-filled bumps developing. Is this acne or an entirely different skin condition? Could it be rosacea?

Discover the facts about rosacea, including its causes, symptoms, treatments, and more.

Because rosacea may be mistaken for other skin conditions, it's important to talk with your healthcare provider (HCP). This way, they can diagnose your condition and help you find an effective treatment. Read on for details about rosacea risk factors, symptoms, treatments, and more.

Rosacea causes

Young man with rosacea drying his face with a towel after rosacea treatment.

What causes rosacea? Do you have some control over the risk factors, such as environmental or lifestyle influences? Is it hereditary? Discover whether drinking hot or alcoholic beverages, eating spicy foods, or being exposed to extreme temperatures, emotions, or exercise may trigger flare-ups.

Rosacea symptoms

You've noticed the skin on your nose thickening. Maybe your eyes are swollen or itchy and your vision is blurred. Perhaps the center of your face is constantly red or violet-toned or you have puss-filled bumps. Could these symptoms be caused by rosacea? What are the unique signs of the different types of rosacea? Read on for more information.

Rosacea treatments

Young woman with rosacea washing her face after washing it.

Depending on whether you have mild or severe rosacea—and where on your face it appears—your HCP may discuss several different treatments that can help. What about topical creams or oral medications? Will you need a prescription or can you treat it with an over-the-counter regimen? Because your rosacea triggers are unique to you, it's important to track your symptoms and speak with your HCP. Learn about rosacea treatments and whether lifestyle changes may help, too.

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