Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the facial skin that may worsen with time if left untreated. It is often misdiagnosed as acne, eczema, skin allergy or natural ruddiness of the skin. It causes redness of the skin with visible blood vessels. Sometimes, it produces small, red, pus-filled bumps. It flares up for weeks to months and disappears for a while.
It generally appears in middle-aged women with a light complexion. However, it can also affect males. As such, there is no cure for rosacea but treatment can control signs and symptoms of the condition.
It has affected 45 million people worldwide, most of them are Caucasians or fair complexion.