(Papulopustular rosacea)

Blur_crop_07_DrBarankin2Looks like: areas of persistent redness in the central parts of the face and red bumps and pimples (papules or pustules) that come and go. *This type of rosacea may be mistaken for adult acne.Rosacea 2, Dr. Ben Barankin (4)

# Pimples and red bumps appear on the cheeks, but can be around the mouth, nose or eyes, on the chin or forehead.

# Tiny blood vessels are usually seen.

# The skin looks sensitive and easily irritated.

# Blackheads and whiteheads are not present.

# Some experience flushing (have sub-type 1, flushing and facial redness at the same time) while others do not have much flushing.

Feels Like: burning, stinging, swelling, rough, tender, dry

Important to know

Each type of rosacea can be mild, moderate or severe.

Some people have two types at the same time (see 5 images of Combinations).

Rosacea may slowly get worse over many months or years if not treated.

For a small number of people, there is a progression from one type of rosacea to another.

There are many conditions that look like rosacea. See your physician or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Images courtesy Dr. Ben Barankin and Dr. Jerry Tan.

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