Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder with remissions and relapses. Rosacea is very common. It is estimated that 10% of the population has rosacea. It usually affects middle-aged and older adults. Women are more often affected than men. The prevalence of rosacea is highest among fair-skinned individuals, this doesn't mean that dark skinned people can't get rosacea. It is less common but not rare for people with dark skin to have rosacea. The same is true for young people.
Symptoms are recurrent episodes of facial flushing, erythema (redness), papules, pustules and telangiectasies (coupe rose, "tiny broken blood vessels") Tissue overgrowth can also occur, usually of the nose (rhinophyma). Rosacea can also affect the eyes. Ocular rosacea is present in at least 50% of patients with rosacea.
Although rosacea of the skin is "harmless" ( rosacea in of the eye can be dangerous) it has a considerable psychological impact. It causes a lot of emotional stress in many patients. There is no cure, although symptoms can be managed in most cases. This site is about options for managing rosacea symptoms. Not every option is effective for everyone. Rosacea is manageable for most people; you "just" need to find out what works for you. First: it is important to get an accurate diagnosis and medical help. There are many skin conditions that can look like rosacea. Some are harmless, some are not. Second, it is important to identify your rosacea subtype. Third, learn all about this condition. Besides medical treatment, you might benefit from lifestyle and diet changes