Rosacea is a skin condition most commonly seen in individuals with fair skin and blue eyes. This condition tends to run in families. Rosacea is often characterized by remissions and flare-ups. Symptoms associated with rosacea include unusual redness of the nose and cheeks, consistent blushing or flushing, visible blood vessels, and small red solid bumps or pus-filled pimples and usually no blackheads.
While the cause of rosacea remains unknown and there is no cure, treatments are available to help reduce and control the signs and symptoms. It is important to treat symptoms early, before they become increasingly severe. To determine the best treatment for an individual includes consulting a dermatologist. Many treatments for rosacea help to control the redness and the acne-like breakouts. They can also stop the symptoms from getting worse, and they can often times improve the appearance of the current symptoms.