Patient’s present with any combination of pustules, flushing and blushing and small blood vessels on the skin surface. The forehead, cheeks and nose are the areas most commonly affected.
The disease may be limited or extensive. Inflammation may be intense enough to cause cysts. There are rare highly inflammatory forms of the disease that involve the entire face or scalp.
Chronic inflammation of the nose can result in a disfiguring enlargement called rhinophyma. These changes are permanent but can be corrected with surgical procedures.
Rosacea can cause many eye changes. These often times respond to oral antibiotics.