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Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels in face. It may also produce small, red, pus-filled bumps. These signs and symptoms may flare up for weeks to months and then go away for a while. Rosacea can be mistaken for acne, other skin problems or natural ruddiness.

Rosacea can affect anyone. But it's most common in middle-aged women who have light skin.

There are four subtypes of rosacea. Each subtype has its own set of symptoms. It is possible to have more than one subtype of rosacea at a time.They are as follows:

  1. Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR)
  2. Papulopustular (or acne) rosacea
  3. Rhinophyma
  4. Ocular rosacea

Types of rosacea

The four types of rosacea are :

  1. Subtype one, known as Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea (ETR), is associated with facial redness, flushing, and visible blood vessels.
  2. Subtype two, Papulopustular (or acne) rosacea, is associated with acne-like breakouts, and often affects middle-aged women.
  3. Subtype three, known as Rhinophyma, is a rare form associated with thickening of the skin on your nose. It usually affects men and is often accompanied by another subtype of rosacea.
  4. Subtype four is known as Ocular rosacea, and its symptoms are centered on the eye area.



  • Facial redness.

    Rosacea usually causes a persistent redness in the central part of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.

  • Swollen, red bumps.

    Many people with rosacea also develop pimples on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot and tender.

  • Eye problems.

    Many people with rosacea also experience dry, irritated, swollen eyes and red, swollen eyelids. This is known as ocular rosacea. In some people, the eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.

  • Enlarged nose.

    Over time, rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous (rhinophyma). This occurs more often in men than in women.


1.Signs of Rosacea ETR:

  • flushing and redness in the center of your face
  • visible broken blood vessels
  • swollen skin
  • sensitive skin
  • stinging and burning skin
  • dry, rough, and scaly skin

2.Signs of Acne rosacea:

  • acne-like breakouts and very red skin
  • oily skin
  • sensitive skin
  • broken blood vessels that are visible
  • raised patches of skin

3.Signs of Thickening skin:

  • bumpy skin texture
  • thick skin on nose
  • thick skin on chin, forehead, cheeks, and ears
  • large pores
  • visible broken blood vessels

4.Signs of Ocular rosacea:

  • bloodshot and watery eyes
  • eyes that feel gritty
  • burning sensation in the eyes
  • dry, itchy eyes,cysts on eyes
  • eyes that are sensitive to light
  • diminished vision
  • broken blood vessels on eyelids


The cause of rosacea is unknown, but it could be due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.Rosacea is not caused by poor hygiene.

  • Genes.

    Rosacea often runs in families.

  • Blood vessel trouble.

    The redness on skin might be due to problems with blood vessels in face. Sun damage could cause them to get wider, which makes it easier for other people to see them.

  • Mites.

    They're tiny insects. A type called Demodex folliculorum normally lives on skin and usually isn't harmful. Some people, though, have a heightened sensitivity to the mites, or more of these bugs than usual. Too many mites could irritate skin.

  • Bacteria.

    A type called H. pylori normally lives in gut. Some studies suggest this germ can raise the amount of a digestive hormone called gastrin, which might cause skin to look flushed.

A number of factors can trigger’s, including :

  • Hot drinks and spicy foods
  • Red wine and other alcoholic beverages
  • Temperature extremes
  • Sunlight or wind
  • Emotions
  • Exercise
  • Drugs that dilate blood vessels, including some blood pressure medications
  • Various cosmetic products
  • Eating items that contain the compound cinnamaldehyde, such as cinnamon, chocolate, tomatoes, and citrus
  • Drinking hot coffee or tea
  • Having the intestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori
  • A skin mite called demodex and the bacterium it carries, Bacillus oleronius
  • the presence of cathelicidin (a protein that protects the skin from infection)


Anyone can develop rosacea. But may be more likely to develop it :-

  • Are female
  • Have light skin, particularly if it has been damaged by the sun
  • Are over age 30
  • Smoke
  • Have a family history of rosacea


Over time, the oil glands (sebaceous glands) in nose and sometimes cheeks become enlarged, resulting in a buildup of tissue on and around nose — a condition called Rhinophyma. This complication is much more common in men and develops slowly over a period of years. 


No specific test is used to diagnosis rosacea. Instead, doctor relies on the history of symptoms and an examination of skin. may have tests to rule out other conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema or lupus. These conditions can sometimes cause signs and symptoms similar to those of rosacea.

If symptoms involve eyes, doctor may refer to an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for evaluation.


  1. Homeopathic Remedies for Acne rosacea when redness of face is prominent symptom : Agaricus muscarius is an excellent homeopathic medicine for acne rosacea . There is circumscribed redness of skin of face with itching and burning sensation. The skin is cold. The exciting cause in this medicine is exposure to cold air. 
  2. Belladona also works well in this condition and the presenting symptom of this medicine is red, flushed skin of face. The skin appears very shiny and is very hot to touch.
  3. Homeopathic Remedies for Acne rosacea when Acne/Pimples are present along with redness :Psorinum is an excellent homeopathic medicine when acne are present. The skin looks very dirty and the condition is worse from coffee intake. 
  4. When pus is present in the pimples medicine Silicea works very well. 
  5. Medicine Eugenia Jambos works in cases of simple and indurated/hardened acne. The acne and surrounding area is painful.
  6. Homeopathic Natural Remedy for Rosacea Acne when the distended blood vessels become visible on face :
  7. Carbo vegetabilis works well as a homeopathic cure for rosacea where the facial skin appears blue, marbled and is very cold with cold sweat. Carbo veg is a very common household homeopathic medicine used very often in treating gas problems and it is one of the most effective home remedies for acne Rosacea.
  8. Lachesis mutus also gives good results where the skin appears purplish blue and is very hot making it a differentiating point from above medicine.
  9. Homeopathic Treatment for Acne rosacea when thickening of skin has occurred :
  10. Hydocotyle asciatica is wonderful medicine when there is growth of connective tissue over skin making it thickened and hardened. 
  11. Sarsaparilla officinalis also gives good results when the condition is worse in summer. 
  12. Thuja occidentalis is also an effective medicine for this and intake of tea makes the condition worse in this medicine.
  13. Homeopathic Remedies for acne rosacea when Eyes get affected:
  14. Euphrasia officinalis holds good promise in giving natural relief for acne rosacea where the eyes are red, hot, Itching and watering.
  15. When exposure to sun excites the condition Cantharis vesicatoria is good medicine. 
  16. Bovista lycoperdon medicine can give good results when excessive cosmetic use is cause. 
  17. When excessive use of alcohol or spices arouses this condition medicine Nux Vomica works effectively. 
  18. Silicea happens to be one of the best homeopathic remedies for cystic acne.
  19. Arsenicum

    This homeopathic remedy is good for Rosacea that leads to dry, flaky, hot skin that also seems to get infected easily. This remedy works well with those whose skin gets cold fast even if from the inside it feels hot.

  20. Hepar sulphur

    This is a homeopathic remedy gets rid of pus and is therefore great with Rosacea that characterized with pus filled spots and are painful to touch. Hepar sulph remedy responds well for those whose acne gets better when they are exposed to warm conditions.

  21. Pulsatilla

    This a homeopathic remedy is used to treat hormonal changes especially in women, children and young teens for example during menstrual cycles, pregnancy, labor puberty and menopause. Pulsatilla can calm flushes that result from these hormonal changes. It is also good for sensitive and weepy people or light hearted and soft individuals who are easily affected by mood swings, tears and laughter. This kind of treatment is great for people who feel better in the fresh air and are worsened by warm rooms.

  22. Rhus Tox

    This is a homeopathic remedy is good especially with Rosacea sufferers who experience puffy and inflamed skin with acne like lesions. The remedy works best especially for those with a Rosacea condition that worsens when it is very cold or the weather gets too harsh.

  23. Sepia

    This a homeopathic remedy is also good for soothing flushes and other changes caused by hormones during stages like pregnancy, puberty, menstrual cycles, menopause and labor. This remedy is especially good for women who get chilly easily and crave for chocolate and salty foods.

  24. Glonoine

    Congestion, flushing and hot face worst by exposure to sun, heat and alcohol.

  25. Aconite

    Red, hot flushed swollen face with one cheek red and the other pale with tingling and numbness

  26. Vespa crabo

    Face is red after eating with burning and swelling. Pain in cheek as if with red hot needles suddenly piercing during sleep.