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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 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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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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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

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