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What's the difference between blepharitis and ocular rosacea?

What's the difference between blepharitis and ocular rosacea?

Lids v. face: Blepharitis is a dandruff like inflammation of the eyelids causing redness, itching, crusting and sometimes loss of lashes. Rosacea is condition of unknown origin causing redness and crusting of the mid-face and sometimes involving the eyelids. Treatment overlaps between these two conditions and both are treatable. Rosacea can cause permanent skin changes if not dealt with. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

How can I tell if I have seborrheic dermatitis or ocular rosacea?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

Meibomian gland: dysfunction from blepharitis can cause meibomian gland cysts to occur. Good lid hygiene with diligent lid scrubs found over the counter is a good start. Your ophthalmologist can treat you with medication or procedures to alleviate the symptoms and sometimes eliminate the cause. ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment? 

Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment? 

Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes!" no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to swim with occular rosacea?

Go with the advice: Of your ophthalmologist. They would know your situation best. ...Read more

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How do I treat ocular roseacea?

How do I treat ocular roseacea?

Symptom management.: Ocular rosacea is a difficult disease to manage, in large part because the exact cause is unknown. Treatment is guided by the severity of your symptoms: if mild, frequent application of artificial teardrops and warm compresses to the affected eye are helpful. In more severe cases, antibiotics and steroids can be used for a limited time, but can have side effects. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more

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What can you do to ease the symptoms of rosacea?

What can you do to ease the symptoms of rosacea?

Avoid your triggers: Rosacea, unfortunately is a problem with no easy answers. You can help by avoiding sun, spicy foods, wine, chocolate or anything that causes the flushing of rosacea. To sooth your skin, cool green tea compresses works wonders. Aside from prescription meds, you can also try dilute vinegar compresses to decrease the surface bacteria that cause the acne of rosacea. Use a great sunscreen as well. ...Read more

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Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Medicine or herbs for menopausal symptoms, flushing, chronic blushing, rosacea.?

Maybe neither: Why take the mindset that one reaches for a pill either allopathic or naturopathic for a natural condition of womankind? I would counsel starting with avoiding triggers like alcohol/heat, then progress to dietary control. There are several anti-inflammation diet books out there which can be helpful. Or consider therapies like yoga to strengthen the mind-body before reaching for pills. ...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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What are the signs and symptoms of rosacea?

Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rosacea on my chest?

Increased: Vascularity, sebaceous hyperplasia, and cyst or abscess formation. Flushing is one of the early symptoms, but can occur in many patients in this area without any diagnosis of rosacea. See a dermatologist for expert information, diagnosis, and possible treatment options if you think this is a possibility. Laser treatments can reduce red flushing, but does not "cure" a diagnosis of true rosacea. ...Read more

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What is rosacea? Is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

What is rosacea? Is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a part of lupus erythematosus. It is a poorly understood skin disorder that affects 16 million Americans. Try www.rosacea.org for more information on the disease and possible causes and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it that my face is always so red? Is it possible I have rosacea? What are the symptoms?

Rosacea: For your information please review the educational videos http://bostoncosmeticspecialists.com/acne/rosacea/ ...Read more

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Can taking oral prednisone worsen my rosacea symptoms?

Can taking oral prednisone worsen my rosacea symptoms?

Rosacea: Prednisone may temporarily help rosacea , however , long term use can actually worsen the condition. Talk to your dermatologist to determine treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

Can you explain in detail rosacea. I had thought it was just a skin disease per se. so is it related to lupus or a symptom of lupus?

No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rosacea?

Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more

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My cheeks are always rosey could this be a symptom of rosacea?

Rosacea: This could be a symptom of rosacea. You should be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does minocycline take to start improving rosacea symptoms?

Rosacea: 1-2 weeks before you may see results. However in order to decrease the inflammation that causes rosacea. It is sometimes a long term treatment ...Read more