Rosacea

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Information on rosacea, (pronounced roh-ZAY-sha), has often been clouded by popular misconceptions about the skin disorder. It is not, as many people suppose, adult acne, although it is often referred to as acne rosacea. Symptoms are also often misunderstood: a red nose is not evidence of alcoholism or heavy drinking. W.C. Fields’ red nose and his struggles with alcohol abuse linked the two problems in popular culture.

This site offers information on rosacea, its symptoms, and how it is treated. Rosacea is a chronic blood vessel disorder that most often develops between the ages of thirty and forty.

The disorder affects both men and women (women are marginally more likely to develop it, and men are more likely to develop rhinophyma, the condition that caused Field’s red nose). Fair skinned people with blue eyes are most likely to suffer from the disorder, but it can affect anyone.

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