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Please share an interesting fact about living with rosacea.

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Dr. James Chappell answered

Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine

Ignore: Consider laser therapy for rosacea. It can work for years.

Answered 6/4/2017

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Ignore: Spicy foods, alcohol, sun, heated tubs, or increases vasodilation will make rosacea worse.

Answered 10/4/2017

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Ignore: Responds to small (50mg) dose of Doxycycline or minocycline. This is only remedy for ocular rosacea.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Glenn Messina answered

Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine

Ignore: Avoiding anything that makes you flush like coffee and alcohol will help reduce your Rosacea.

Answered 5/15/2014

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Dr. Lawrence Parish answered

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Ignore: Diet does not cause rosacea. No need to avoid coffee or tea, spices, and alcoholic beverages.

Answered 6/7/2014

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: IPL is a light based therapy that works well for many without meds .

Answered 7/3/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea: trigger factors include extreme temperature, spicy food, alcohol, emotional stress.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Avoid exfoliating scrubs, rub-off peels, or alcohol/peppermint skin care products!

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea: red skin around the middle of the face (forehead, cheeks, nose).

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea: can involve red bumps with pus (like acne).

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea: tiny blood vessels (telangiectasias) on nose, cheeks visible up close but appear as "blush".

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea is worsened by sun exposure, stress, hot weather, alcohol, spicy food, exercise, wind, cold.

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Antibiotics, including erythromycin and tetracycline, can help.

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea: antibiotics can include doxycycline, flagyl, and minocycline.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Sulfacetamide topical and sulfur lotion can be helpful in treating rosacea.

Answered 8/4/2014

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Dr. Evan Altman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Rosacea:: Rosacea: enlarged nose can be helped with surgery - cryosurgery, laser surgery or electrosurgery.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Ignore: Be aware of triggers. Learn what makes your acne worse and use meds to control outbreaks.

Answered 7/26/2014

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Dr. Sean Darcy answered

Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine

Ignore: Untreated rosacea can become rhinophyma an unsightly bumpy nose.

Answered 1/8/2015

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