Classification of Rosacea

There are 4 kinds of rosacea based on their symptoms:

•    Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea is a condition characterized by permanent redness of the face and a tendency to flush easily. Small blood vessels can be commonly visible just under the surface of the skin. The person suffering from this kind of Rosacea can have itching or burning sensation.
•    Papulopustular Rosacea is characterized by some permanent redness and a few red bumps (papules) or pus filled bumps (pustules) on the face which typically last for a few days. This condition is easily confused with acne.
•    Phymatous Rosacea is commonly associated with rhinophyma (swelling or enlargement of the nose with thick knobby bumps). The symptoms for this include thickened skin and a few irregular surface enlarged nodulrd. This kind of rosacea can also affect the forehead, chin, cheeks, ears and eyelids. Visibly small blood vessels can be present near the skin surface.
•    Ocular Rosacea is a type of Rosacea where red, irritated and dry eyes and eyelids can be observed. The affected person may complain of burning and itching.