Rosacea is synonymous with acne rosacea
Rosacea is a condition which causes redness on the cheeks, nose and occasionally chin and forehead, accompanied by small visible blood vessels. Flares of acne can also develop due to stress. It is a progressive disease which leads gradually to lumps developing on the nose, which swell up.
The causes of rosacea have not been established and the treatments are not particularly effective.
Rosacea affects the face, particularly the cheeks and nose. © Nicky Varkevissier/Flickr