Rosacea symptoms usually affect the middle of the face – a red rash, pimples or broken blood vessels may appear across the nose, cheeks, eyelids and forehead – but it can cause redness on other parts of the face as well. About half of those with the condition also have eye symptoms like redness, burning, tearing, swelling or the sensation of something being in their eye.
There are four categories of rosacea, each with different symptoms:
- Prerosacea frequently causes flushed skin on the face and neck.
- Vascular rosacea swells the blood vessels under the skin, making skin feel warm and swollen.
- Inflammatory rosacea causes pimples and enlarged blood vessels in the face.
- Rhinophyma enlarges the oil glands in the nose and cheeks, causing the nose to have a bulbous appearance.