The most common sign of rosacea is constant facial redness, often similar in appearance to a heavy sunburn. The redness usually occurs in the center of the face in a butterfly shape covering the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. It may also spread to the neck, chest, and forehead in rare cases. Unfortunately, facial redness is easy to mistake as a sunburn or a passing reaction to an allergen. Rosacea may go undiagnosed even with this distinctive symptom.
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