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will rosacea cause acne?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time.
Answered on Apr 13, 2020
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Dr. Jane Chung
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
No : Rosacea does not cause acne but you can have both conditions.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013
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Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Rosacea : Rosacea and acne are two separate conditions . Acne effects younger patient generally while rosacea is found in middle aged patients. Rosacea lacks blackheads and whiteheads found in acne. See a dermatologist for proper care.
Answered on May 16, 2013

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