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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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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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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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Is there any cure for acne rosacea?

Is there any cure for acne rosacea?

No: There is no real cure for rosacea. However it can be controlled with an anti-inflammatory diet and the use of topical Alpha lipoic acid preparations or prescription medications such as metronidazole. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for acne rosacea?

No single solution: There is no single solution and this may require a combination of skin care, medications (oral and topical), dietary restrictions and more. Seek the advice of a dermatologist for a comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC acne rosacea cream?

What is the best  OTC acne rosacea cream?

Sunscreen: The most important otc cream is sunscreen and sun avoidance. In addition, otc Hydrocortisone may briefly improve rosacea, however, upon discontinuation, there may be a flair of the redness and pimples. Therefore, avoid steroid preparations. ...Read more

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Is it true that acne rosacea is incurable?

Is it true that acne rosacea is incurable?

It's manageable: No cure exists. However, it can be treated to avoid the terrible disfigurement that used to be the common outcome. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

What is the difference between blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

Rosacea Has More: Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that includes blotchy skin as a sign. It may also present with an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), or many papules. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between having blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

Is there any difference between having blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

Rosacea Has More: Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that includes blotchy skin as a sign. It may also present with an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), or many papules. ...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

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