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What is the difference between rosacea and a rash

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Pustules: Rosacea is on the face has blood vessels redness and posible pustules, typically there is no scaling or dryness.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that ar ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rosacea: "heat rash" generally occurs on the body in warm or flushed skin. Rosacea occurs on the face and is generally independent of skin temperature, though ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Perhaps: Many different causes of rash. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is on the face predominately on the nose and cheeks with redness and pustules in adults ages 35-50. Typically found in people with light complexion ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: A butterfly rash is characteristic of lupus but is not always indicative of the presence of disease. However rosacea also commonly presents with a va ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
you can't: You cannot do this by yourself. You need to see a dermatologist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
40 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Rash vs rosacea: If in doubt go see a dermatologist. The signs of rosacea are usually midface area, prolonged and unchanging presence, and actual thickening of the ski ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Could be: Not sure i understand the question tho...
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it can.

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