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Rosacea

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Introduction
Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term (chronic) skin condition that mainly affects the face. Symptoms begin with episodes of flushing (when the skin turns red).
Symptoms of rosacea
Symptoms of rosacea often vary. Although the condition has a number of common symptoms, not everyone will experience all possible symptoms.
Causes of rosacea
The exact cause of rosacea is unknown. However, most experts believe it may be caused by a number of related factors.
Diagnosing rosacea
See your GP as soon as possible if you think you have rosacea. Early treatment will prevent more serious symptoms of the condition, such as thickened skin, developing.
Treating rosacea
The symptoms of rosacea can be treated in a number of ways.
Complications of rosacea
Rosacea can cause complications that affect you physically and psychologically.
Preventing rosacea
You can take steps such as avoiding triggers and using skincare techniques to prevent your symptoms of rosacea from flaring up.