Rosacea is a very common skin condition estimated to affect anywhere from 5-10% of all Americans.  All rosacea is not the same. There are actually 4 subtypes of rosacea.

Subtype 1 is called erythematotelangiectatic rosacea and is characterized by persistent facial redness and flushing. Subtype 2 is called papulopustular rosacea and is characterized by acne-like bumps and pimples.

Subtype 3 is called phymatous rosacea and is characterized by skin thickening and enlargement, frequently around the nose.  Subtype 4 is called ocular rosacea and is characterized by eye symptoms which include dryness, itching, burning, blurred vision, foreign body sensation, and even a watery/bloodshot appearance.

Treatment for rosacea depends on the subtype and can include diet modification, skincare modification prescription face wash, topical creams, oral antibiotics, laser treatment, and even surgery. 

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