The 4 Types of Rosacea

Rosacea is one of the most common — and least understood — skin disorders. Most people don't know that rosacea doesn't look the same on everyone. Get to know all four types of rosacea ›

Rosacea and Adult Acne

You survived adolescence, with its pitfalls and pinnacles. You're free of the trials and tribulations of your early 20s. But on the road of life, other hazards loom—rosacea and adult acne, which can plague even the most timeworn skin. And you thought you'd seen your last blemish.

Rosacea affects about 13 million American adults, particularly fair-skinned people between ages 30 and 50. It can be confused with adult acne, but in rosacea there are no blackheads (comedones), and adult acne does not cause flushing.

Rosacea and acne can affect you past adolescence; get the facts about these common skin conditions

Could You Have Rosacea?

Take a skin assessment to see if your facial symptoms could be rosacea.

A Red Face Could Signal Rosacea

Most of us have seen someone with rosacea, a chronic skin condition that can cause facial redness, bumps, pimples, thick skin and even bloodshot eyes. But we're often not sure just what we're seeing when we look this problem in the face.

"Sometimes, people believe this facial redness comes from drinking alcohol," says John E. Wolf Jr., M.D., a spokesman for the National Rosacea Society (NRS). "People thought W.C. Fields had a lumpy nose from drinking. But he had rhinophyma, a form of rosacea causing thickening of the skin of the nose."

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Reference: Skin, Hair and Nails section on Better Medicine

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True or false? Topical medications should be used primarily during rosacea flare-ups.