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What are the types of Rosacea


Approximately 14 million Americans have a form of rosacea. Four subtypes are recognized by the National Rosacea Society. To restate, a dermatologist must diagnose this condition based on symptoms and medical history.

Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea

This type of rosacea is characterized by a stinging and facial redness on the nose and cheeks. It may or may not be seen along with broken capillaries. These symptoms come and go depending on the individual’s trigger factors. Roughness, facial swelling and a grainy skin texture may also accompany the other symptoms.

Papulopustular Rosacea

This type of rosacea resembles acne although it differs because there are no clogged pores or comedones on the skin. Larger than normal pimples occur mainly on the upper cheeks and nose along with intense redness. Stinging, burning and a dehydrated surface appearance may also occur.

Phymatous Rosacea

This type of rosacea shows up as thickened skin and enlargement of the nose (Rhinophyma) and other parts of the face. This type of rosacea is more often seen in men, although rosacea in general is found most often in women.

Ocular Rosacea

This type of rosacea occurs on the eyelids and in the eye resulting in swollen eyelids, lumps and cysts in the lids, bloodshot eyes and vision difficulty.

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