What is Rosacea?
Rosacea is a fairly common annoying face rash of adults. The rash of rosacea has red areas and pimples. It's especially noticeable on the nose, mid-forehead, and chin. Rosacea pimples resemble the acne pimples of teen-agers, and years ago rosacea used to be called acne rosacea. Rosacea is only a skin condition and is not related to your general health. Sometimes eye irritation occurs in rosacea. While in some persons rosacea causes mild itching or burning, its unsightly appearance is the usual reason for treating it.
What Causes It?
The cause of rosacea is unknown. Sometimes alcoholic beverages, spicy foods, coffee, or tea may temporarily worsen rosacea. However, these are only aggravating factors and do not cause rosacea. Rosacea is stubborn and often lasts for years.