Approximately fourteen million people across the U.S. (that’s about 1 in 20) suffer from rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory skin disease that shows itself in a dark blush (or lingering) facial redness, as well as painful and tiny pus-filled bumps.
Rosacea is often misdiagnosed as eczema or dermographia, and unfortunately, the longer it’s undiagnosed and untreated; the worse it can become. That’s why it’s vital to recognize rosacea and its seven most telltale symptoms…
1. Tiny Facial Bumps
Most rosacea patients develop a smattering of red, inflamed bumps, or pustules, along their cheeks, nose, and chin. Many doctors can mistake this pattern of bumps as general acne due to the fact that the bumps are often pus-filled (like whiteheads). The differentiating factor is that rosacea bumps will be hot to the touch and often extra tender as well.