Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition which principally affects the face. It is often mistaken for acne or eczema, or some other skin allergy.Rosacea appears to be more common among fair-skinned people and affects an estimated 5% of Americans.Although the causes are not fully understood and there is no cure, there are a number of ways to relieve symptoms.
Rosacea causes facial redness and produces small, red, pus-filled pustules (bumps).
Approximately 1 in every 20 Americans - 14 million people - are estimated to be affected with rosacea.
As it is frequently misdiagnosed the incidence may be a lot higher.
A Gallup survey revealed that 78% of Americans do not know anything about rosacea, its symptoms or what to do about it.
Rosacea is more common among fair-skinned people of northern European ancestry.