Can you catch rosacea from your pet? No but there are many related diseases you can acquire from your pets that cause symptoms of skin redness, itching, rashes or hives.

The most obvious rosacea-like rash would be caused by an allergic reaction to pet dander. This type of rash is a form of contact eczema and can occur anywhere on the body whereas rosacea is usually limited to the facial area but can involve the neck and upper chest areas. In its milder forms an allergic contact reaction to pet dander will result in itching, redness and areas of warm, heated patches of skin. In a more severe reaction the symptoms could include skin blistering, raised patches of red skin welts, and itching that can be severe enough to result in broken, raw or bleeding areas of skin.

Red circular patches of skin called ringworm […]