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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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Acne (Definition)

A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more


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Recommendations for acne rosacea?

Recommendations for acne rosacea?

Dermatol evaluation: I would first have a dermatologist make a definitive diagnosis as well as treatment recommendations which may take several months to arrive at a satisfactory regimen as well as dietary restriction. ...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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What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

Tender red bumps: Patients usually describe they have tender red breakouts or pimples, sensitive skin, stinging, itch, redness on central face such as nose and cheeks. ...Read more

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I am suffering from acne rosacea. I was wondering should I go back on the conceptive pill. I am 47 years old. Regards maeve brophy?

I am suffering from acne rosacea. I was wondering should I go back on the conceptive pill. I am 47 years old. Regards maeve brophy?

Follow your DR's adv: Minocycline at 50mg a day is excellent therapy for rosacea. Birth control pill is not. If you are not already with a dermatologist, you should go to confirm the diagnosis and determine the best way to control it. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat acne rosacea?

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 sort of problem is acne rosacea?

What sort of problem is acne rosacea?

Acne Rosacea: Acne Rosacea or Rosacea isn't actually acne. It is a chronic skin condition that can affect the cheeks, nose, chin & forehead & usually begins in adulthood. The skin can become red with a bumpy texture, small red blood vessels may appear with oiliness and at times the nose can become bulbous (like W.C. Fields). ...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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What can be done about acne rosacea?

Antibiotics : Usually tetracycline pills or cream is the start. There are other more toxic and teratogenic meds. Such as tretinoin. ...Read more

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Acne Rosacea (Definition)

Acne rosacea is also known as Rosacea. Acne rosacea is a skin condition that can affect the adult face, and includes redness, ...Read more


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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


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