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Acne rosacea: symptoms and management

Acne rosacea: symptoms and management

From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn:

  • The common symptoms of acne rosacea
  • What causes the condition and triggers symptoms
  • How it can be treated topically and systemically
  • The self-care advice you can provide patients to help prevent flare-ups

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Rosacea, also referred to as acne rosacea, is a chronic, non-contagious, relapsing, inflammatory facial skin condition. It affects approximately 10% of people in the UK and predominantly impacts middle-aged adults (30 to 60 years old) and the fair-skinned. However, it can affect all skin types.


Rosacea symptoms vary between patients; however, symptoms always affect the face, particularly the cheeks, forehead, chin and nose.

acne rosacea

There are five rosacea subtypes

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