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

Examples of rosacea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using this towel will greatly reduce washcloth irritation that leads to skin problems like rosacea and acne. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, "Start the new year by taking better care of your body from head to toe with these self-care steals," 25 Jan. 2021 Many young people have rosacea, acne, sun spots, and sun damage — all of which are treatable with lasers. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, "The Science of Beauty: The Complete Guide to Laser Treatments for Hair and Skin," 30 Dec. 2020 The vitamin is well tolerated by sensitive and rosacea-prone skin too thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "What Does Niacinamide Do?," 17 Dec. 2020 This vegan and cruelty-free serum by The Ordinary contains 10 percent of azelaic acid, a skin care ingredient known to improve acne, rosacea and hyperpigmentation. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, "Sephora Holiday Savings Event 2020: best sales for VIBs," 30 Oct. 2020 And people with skin conditions such as rosacea or eczema are automatically just prone to sensitivity. Audrey Noble, Seventeen, "How to Figure Out Your Skin Type—And Why You Should Care," 26 Oct. 2020 Since sweat can get trapped inside the mask and can cause a red, scaly, itchy rash, Friedman recommended a facial moisturizer with sunscreen for those with a history of eczema, acne or rosacea. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic," 28 May 2020 To bridge the gap in care, telemedicine has become commonplace to treat acne and rosacea, check in with patients who need prescription refills, and do consultations. Lexy Lebsack, refinery29.com, "COVID-19 Will Change Cosmetic Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Forever," 22 May 2020 So acne, rosacea and heat rashes would not be surprising. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "Why You’re Getting Maskne And What To Do About It," 19 May 2020

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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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The first known use of rosacea was in 1843

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5 Feb 2021

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“Rosacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosacea. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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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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