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What is the difference between rosacea and a rash

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Pustules: Rosacea is on the face has blood vessels redness and posible pustules, typically there is no scaling or dryness.
Dr. James Beckman
Plastic Surgery 51 years experience
Different causes: Rosacea results from stimulation of small nerves. Rashes arise in the skin due to allergies, viruses, or inflammatory reactions.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Specific vs general: A rash can mean any skin lesion of any description and from any cause. Rosacea is a disease condition manifested mostly with reddish cheeks (with or w... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Perhaps: Many different causes of rash. I would suggest seeing a dermatologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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you can't: You cannot do this by yourself. You need to see a dermatologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Rosacea: Rosacea often flares when something causes the blood vessels in the face to expand, which causes redness. Things that cause a flare-up are called trig... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Possible: It is possible, but the distribution of your rash in not typical in most cases. Common near nose (top) and 'butterfly' pattern onto cheeks from nasal... Read More

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