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What sort of problem is acne rosacea?

What sort of problem is acne rosacea?

Cause unknown: Rosacea ('acne rosacea") is a fairly common inflammatory skin disorder that typically involves the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Patients tend to develop redness associated with swelling, dilated capillaries (telangiectasia) and acne-like pimples. There can be associated warmth, itching, or a burning sensation. The cause is unknown but may be a genetic trait. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What do the symptoms of acne rosacea look like?

What do the symptoms of acne rosacea look like?

Redness: General blotchy skin redness, irritation, swelling and scale often accompany the pimples of acne rosacea making for a really frustrating facial skin mess. This is compounded by the fact that people prone to rosacea are also prone to facial seborrheic dermatitis (a scaly red facial rash) and both conditions may be present at the same time. ...Read more

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Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Diagnosis and treatment of acne rosacea?

Various: See a dermatologist. Best treatment to be determined by exam. Response to treatment and tolerance of treatment are then evaluated, with adjustment if needed. Begin with precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have acne rosacea vs acne ?

How can you tell if you have acne rosacea vs acne ?

see a dermatologist.: It is either acne or rosacea, there is no acne rosacea. Have a dermatologist evaluate the problem and then you will know. ...Read more

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Will rosacea cause acne?

Will rosacea cause acne?

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. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat acne rosacea?

IPL: Intense pulsed light devices have been used to treat acne rosacea for many years now. The treatments entail little downtime (you are a bit redder for the rest of the day) and results are good over 3 to 5 sessions. You can also accelerate the treatment with the use of levulan. This way it is one or two sessions, but there is a day where you cannot go outside and a few days of significant redness. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this their are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Has anyone actually cured acne rosacea, blefarittis, sties and dry eyes?

Chronic diseases: These diseases are chronic in nature but can be controlled with treatment. Treatments include artificial tears during the day, warm compresses and scrubs, oral tetracycline agent, ointment at night, and other medications depending related issues. ...Read more

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Is 40 mg once a day of doxycycline enough to rid acne rosacea?

Is 40 mg once a day of doxycycline enough to rid acne rosacea?

SD trial: I have read 50mg to 200mg. Subtherapeutic dosing is supposed to be effective due to the antiinflammatory effect of the tetracycline-type drugs without hopefully causing as much resistance and disruption of gut flora. Try for a few weeks to one month, if not allergic. Topical metronidazole and azelaic acid and laser therapy are also effective. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/458343_print ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

Redness over skin ..Multifactorial thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more