The National Rosacea Society says approximately 16 million people across the U.S. (that’s about 1 in 20) suffer from rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that manifests most commonly as skin sensitivity, associated flushing, and inflammatory bumps.
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Rosacea is often misdiagnosed as eczema 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 inflammatory bumps and pustules often on central face: nose, cheeks, 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). However, rosacea is very different pathogenically from acne, although anti-inflammatory treatments often prescribed by the dermatologist can be similar in nature.