Frostbite or Raynaud's Phenonenon associated with Rosacea?

Patient

Q: Rosacea is a condition that starts as intermittent facial flushing. This does not happen to me. On the other hand, I typically have cold hands, feet, and nose. When exposed to cold weather, my hands, nose, and feet get abnormally cold. I do not think the condition is Raynaud's however because I do not notice the color changes associated with that condition. Upon rewarming, usually my hands will get somewhat red and have a "burning" sensation. My feet will often experience this on occasion. To date, I have not noticed this with my nose. I am confused if this redness and "burning" upon rewarming constitutes flushing. If, for instance, this started happening to my nose, could this eventually lead to rosacea. Rosacea, primarily, seems to be a condition that manifests in flushing caused by "heat" (such as exercise, vasodilators like alcohol, hot weather, emotional stress causing vasodilation, etc). Cold weather conditions such as Reynaud's or frostbite seem to have no connection to rosacea. Do I have anything to be worried about? Could the "burning after rewarming" lead to rosacea in the future (if this started to happen to my nose)?

Symptoms:  Burning sensation in hands and feet after cold exposure
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