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Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and flushing on the nose and cheeks. It may be associated with spider veins, acne-like lesions, sensitivity, and scaling. People who are prone to rosacea may be more sun sensitive and tend to flush easily. Rosacea triggers may include stress, sunlight, certain foods and drinks, and others. Some people with rosacea have eye involvement as well. Rosacea runs in families. The condition is treatable with topical medication, laser or light treatments, and antibiotics. Sunscreen is recommended to protect sun-sensitive skin. Treatment is recommended to help prevent rosacea from getting worse.

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Text Reference: "Rosacea." American Academy of Dermatology.