Rosacea is a common skin disease that affects 15-25 percent of all people to some degree. It often begins with a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. This flushing can develop into a constant redness, or “rosy” complexion. It can also produce an acne-like bumpy, pustular eruption on the face, neck, ears, chest and back. Some term rosacea with bumps “acne rosacea.” The term “rosacea” is not optimal, because in persons of color it appears more copper or violet rather than pink in color. All people can develop rosacea.
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