rosacea

noun
ro·​sa·​cea | \ rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce rosacea (audio) \

Definition of rosacea

: a chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, and burning sensation, and sometimes by eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose

called also acne rosacea

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The post in question — a short clip of Kardashian holding the camera close to her skin — showcases what appears to be red psoriasis bumps, which look similar to that of a rosacea flareup. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Shares Psoriasis Outbreak on Her Face, and Fans Are Here for It," 13 Mar. 2019 The researchers concluded that both formulations were effective at treating rosacea, especially the papules and pustules associated with the condition. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Why So Many People Swear By Azelaic Acid to Combat Acne and Redness," 5 Mar. 2019 This is the case with conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, as well as generally sensitive skin. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "11 Things Dermatologists Want You to Know About Sensitive Skin," 16 May 2018 Using the wrong cleanser, on the other hand, can cause negative effects like dryness, flaking, acne and flare-ups of eczema and rosacea symptoms. Dr. Leslie Baumann, miamiherald, "How to choose a skin cleanser," 18 June 2018 On the other hand, Dr. Piliang says, people with extremely dry or sensitive skin, or inflammatory skin conditions where the lipid barrier is already impaired—like psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea—might find daily showers too dehydrating and irritating. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Often Should You Really Shower?," 10 Jan. 2019 And then there are the lumps and bumps associated with other skin issues (like rosacea, hormonal acne, and acne mechanica, which is caused by heat or friction on the skin) that resemble acne but aren't really categorized as such. Molly Nover-baker, Redbook, "How to Get Rid of Annoying Acne, So You Don't Have to Feel Like a Miserable Teenager," 27 Dec. 2016 Chyla also notes that exposing your skin to wildly different temperatures can dilate the skin's blood vessels and exacerbate rosacea. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fight Acne and Dry Skin in Winter," 13 Nov. 2018 Again, Sir John doesn't mention dark circles or rosacea. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Inside the "Boy Beat" Makeup Trend That's Polarizing Instagram," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of rosacea

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rosacea

short for New Latin acne rosacea rose-colored acne

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rosacea

noun
ro·​sa·​cea | \ rō-ˈzā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce rosacea (audio) \

Medical Definition of rosacea

: a chronic inflammatory skin disorder typically involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin that is characterized especially by redness, flushing, telangiectasia, inflamed lesions, burning sensation, and sometimes eye dryness and irritation and thickening of tissues especially of the nose

called also acne rosacea

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