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Can rosacea occur in children?

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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several things

Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.
Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few.

In brief: Several things

Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause.
Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few.
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Dr. Manaf Ahmad
unlikely
Dr. Cristina Carballo
Pediatrics - Neonatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rarely

Most comon in older adults 30-50"s when it is first described.

In brief: Rarely

Most comon in older adults 30-50"s when it is first described.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Similar/ different

Kids can develop a condition called peri-oral dermatitis that is triggered by a mild/superficial skin infection in that area.
It responds to topical antibiotic lotions/solutions. It bears some similarity to rosacea but is considered a different process.

In brief: Similar/ different

Kids can develop a condition called peri-oral dermatitis that is triggered by a mild/superficial skin infection in that area.
It responds to topical antibiotic lotions/solutions. It bears some similarity to rosacea but is considered a different process.
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