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Symptom of rosacea include a stinging feeling on your face, and redness that comes and goes. It can be harder to see on brown or black skin.

Treatment for rosacea focuses on controlling the symptoms and includes creams and gels or taking antibiotics. You may need to a see specialist.

You can try to control rosacea by avoiding things that trigger symptoms, such as alcohol or spicy food, and using products for sensitive skin.

Rosacea is a long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face. It's more common in women and people with lighter skin.

Page last reviewed: 17/03/2023
Next review due: 17/03/2026