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Let’s Take a Closer Look at Those Red Bumps
Acne and rosacea are two of the most common skin conditions out there.
And because the painful red bumps that characterize rosacea look a lot like acne, finding the right treatment can be a challenge.
Rosacea vs. Acne
A closer look at your symptoms will help you determine if those red bumps are rosacea, acne or a little bit of both.
Symptoms of Rosacea
Pimple-like breakoutsBut no blackheads
Including bloodshot eyes, red and swollen eyelids, problems seeing and discomfort
Near the central part of your face—cheeks, forehead, nose or chin; redness may come and go or be permanent
Visible blood vessels
Caused by broken capillaries in the cheeks
Symptoms of Acne
Presents as pimples
Including blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or deep, painful cysts
Occurs around breakouts only
Affecting the nose, chin and forehead
Uneven skin texture
Bumpy skin texture due to blemishes and scars
Talk to Your Dermatologist About Your Symptoms
This discussion guide will help you start a conversation with your healthcare provider about your skin. Complete it and bring it to your next appointment.