According to MedicineNet, these are the symptoms associated with rosacea:

  • Rosacea is a common, chronic, incurable, adult acne-like skin condition, that is easily controllable and medically manageable.
  • Rosacea commonly affects the central third of the face, especially the nose, and its intensity varies over time.
  • Rosacea symptoms and signs include:
    • redness of the face (easy facial blushing or flushing),
    • tiny red pimples and fine red vascular lines (telangiectasias) on the facial skin,
    • rhinophyma (an enlarged, bulbous red nose, like W.C. Fields), and
    • eye problems, such as swollen, red eyelids (blepharitis), conjunctivitis, and rosacea keratitis.
  • Rosacea may be mistaken for rosy cheeks, sunburn, or quite often, acne.
  • Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, smoking and heat.
  • Rosacea can be a very bothersome and embarrassing condition.
  • Untreated rosacea tends to worsen over time.
  • Prompt recognition and proper treatment permit people with rosacea to enjoy life.