Diagnosis of Rosacea

A physical examination of the affected skin is necessary for an accurate diagnosis.

Doctors distinguish rosacea from other skin diseases because of the presence of enlarged and swollen blood vessels on the face. Early and accurate diagnosis of this skin disorder is vital for the timely treatment of rosacea and for the prevention of its progression. Information about the symptoms of rosacea and the family history of the patient is generally enough for the doctor to make an accurate diagnosis of rosacea. 
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