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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Examples of rosacea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So how exactly does Epsolay treat rosacea, and what sets it apart from the rest? Allure, 16 May 2022 Red light therapy may also help ease inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 7 Apr. 2022 The shots caused low libido and hot flashes, which exacerbated my rosacea. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 23 Mar. 2022 For anyone with a skin condition — sensitive skin, rosacea, skin cancer, eczema, or severe acne — the benefits aren't worth the risks, particularly for infections, potential scarring or skin damage. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2022 Ahead, find expert recommendations for moisturizers, masks, cleansers, and more to add to your rosacea-specific routine. Allure, 6 Feb. 2022 Whether a client has acne or rosacea or other skin issues, for example, Jackson uses a line of products -- Skin Script -- with a natural base. cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 Ivermectin has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat river blindness, intestinal strongyloidiasis, head lice and rosacea in humans. Li Cohen, CBS News, 28 Aug. 2021 Ivermectin is a medicine approved by the FDA for use in people to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice, as well as skin conditions such as rosacea, according to the administration’s website. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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24 May 2022

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“Rosacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosacea. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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