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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 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 are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids.
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Pustules: Rosacea is on the face has blood vessels redness and posible pustules, typically there is no scaling or dryness.
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Affects nose, malar area andnasolabial fold........usually long standing and ugly looking.
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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

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