This is a very common condition of adult life. The face and nose are the commonest sites.
Redness, some swelling, a feeling of fullness or burning, and a tendency to flushing are the main features.
Some patients get spots a bit like acne. Many patients find that certain precipitating factors can be identified and avoided. Typically these include - alcohol, heat, hot drinks, spicy food, direct sunshine, etc. Oral medication is often very helpful.
Some patients need surgical treatment for tissue swelling if this is severe. Other patients need laser surgery to remove dilated blood vessels. Most patients can be kept under good control. If you are worried about rosacea, you can get my expert opinion here 'consult the specialist'
by Dr John Ashworh