The first sign is often facial flushing.
Other features of acne rosacea include:
- erythema of face
- eye involvement - eg dry eyes
- rarely rhinophyma
The cause is not known although demodex follicularum is hypothesised to be involved as it occurs in larger numbers on suffers of acne rosacea than the general population. Overuse of topical steroids can cause a condition like acne rosacea.
If the condition is mild topical metronidazole is used.
In severer cases oral oxytetracycline is given.
On to some flakey skin....