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Can children get rosacea?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
No: It is typically found in caucasians ages 35-55.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens.
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Dr. Manaf Ahmad
Dr. Manaf Ahmad commented
Pediatrics 34 years experience
yes, but unlikely. a misdiagnosis is an issue sometimes
Oct 13, 2013

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