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is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual.
Answered on Apr 24, 2017
Dr. James Beckman
50 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can be: Skin can be dry with rosacea especially if active treatment products, or frequent washings are used. Use a non-petroleum based moisturizer like theraderm hydrator to correct dryness. Theraderm fruit acid (lactic a.) will usually correct flaking very nicely. See at: www.Therapon.Com. Jim beckman, md.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: Rosacea is characterized by red pimples on a patient with a tendency to flush and blush. There are times when seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) exists along with rosacea. This condition shows red, scaly areas on the scalp, eyebrows, sides of the nose, ears and central chest.
Answered on May 6, 2013

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