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Is oily skin common for rosacea sufferers?

Is oily skin common for rosacea sufferers?

Yes: Prominence of the oil (sebaceous glands) is quite common and when it effects the nose is called rhinophyma. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

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


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Rosacea sufferer. Very oily face with no active acne or redness. Why was I prescribed Doxycycline if it has no effect on sebum?

Rosacea sufferer. Very oily face with no active acne or redness. Why was I prescribed Doxycycline if it has no effect on sebum?

Rosacea: Oral antibiotics are commonly prescribed to patients with moderate rosacea. Tetracycline, doxycycline, minocycline and amoxicillin are among the many oral antibiotics commonly prescribed and they actually help reduce inflammation and pimples in rosacea. Cannot comment about why your doctor prescribed what they did. Ask them. ...Read more

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Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Hi, I have got an oily skin and I can't get off the black heads from my nose. Is there anyway I can reduce the oilyness and the blackheads? Thanks

Blackheads: Don't scrub! It just injures the skin and increases the risk of infection. Your hormones are to blame for the only skin and I don't think you want to attempt changing that. A salicylic gel or base is probably the most helpful but apply sparingly at night, starting with a couple of times per week, increasing nightly. Use a very gentle cleanser specifically for the face (not for oily skin). ...Read more

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How dangerous is the skin condition rosacea?

Is rosacea dangerous: Rosacea is not dangerous. It can lead to some unsightly changes but rarely causes serious health problems. If rosacea involves the edge of the eyelid it can cause some more significant ocular problems. ...Read more

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What skin products are appropriate to use with rosacea?

Gentle ones: Rosacea is made worse by anything that can irritate. Stay away from heavily scented or perfumed products, avoid irritating and strongly exfoliating creams, soothing lotions and gentle cleansers are the key. Sometimes weak vinegar compresses can be quite soothing. Avoid any products containing alcohol ... And its probaby a good idea to avoid drinking alcohol as well. ...Read more

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Can i use aleo vera gel daily for my rosacea prone skin ?

Can i use aleo vera gel daily for my rosacea prone skin ?

I doubt it'll work: You can but I doubt it'll work. I've not heard about this product being effective for this problem. ...Read more

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I suffer from acne and rosacea -- is this common?

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I suffer from acne and rosacea -- is this common?

Suffering: Suffering from acne during teenage years is normal due to hormonal imbalance. Rosacea is not common to everyone and it can be triggered at any age. But both of these conditions are treatable. Seek help from an experienced board certified dermatologist for your conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Oily Skin (Definition)

Oily skin is a clinical finding in which the skin glands produce an oily, ...Read more