As part of my rosacea I often get what I think are papules appearing on my face and neck - they look like tiny acne pimples and are quite red.
The reason I'm not 100% sure what they are is because they feel a lot like urticaria/hives, which I used to get quite badly in my teens.
It starts with a pinprick-like tingle which turns into an intense itch which lasts about 10-15 minutes. When I look in the mirror I can see what looks like a hive - a small, slighly raised spot with redness around it. The red area can extend to about 3cm. This redness usually takes about an hour to subside. I'm then left with a little red spot which to the untrained eye looks like acne. Sometimes they have the papule bump, other times not.
Does this description sound right for a rosacea flareup/papule?