Symptoms of Rosacea

Rosacea can have a number of symptoms that range in severity from one person to another. Symptoms may include:

  • Redness across the cheeks and nose
  • Tiny broken blood vessels
  • Acne-like breakouts or raised patches
  • Oily skin
  • Bumpy skin texture
  • Thickened, red skin on the nose and occasionally other parts of the face
  • Swelling
  • Sensitive skin
  • Stinging and burning
  • Dry, rough or scaly skin 

Symptoms of ocular rosacea may include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Extreme dryness that brings on watering
  • Gritty feeling in the eyes
  • Burning and stinging
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Itching
  • Stys or small cysts

Rosacea symptoms may be triggered or aggravated by hot or spicy food, alcohol, sunlight or stress.

Rosacea can also cause psychological symptoms, including:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social isolation