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Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Overview)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin.


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How long does rosacea last?

How long does rosacea last?

Lifelong : Rosacea is a lifelong condition. Management will keep the symptoms minimized. Many topical treatments and laser treatments can assist many with rosacea to manage these symptoms. As hormonal changes occur, the skin also reacts which can cause these symptoms to change throughout ones life. ...Read more

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Dr. Joshua Fox
446 doctors shared insights

Rosacea (Overview)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels below surface of skin.


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Rosacea (Tip)

Ask your doctor what the triggers are for rosacea. ...See more

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Living with Rosacea (Checklist)

Avoid rosacea triggers including sun exposure, emotional stress,
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extremein temperatures, wind, alcohol, spicy foods,heavy exercise,
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hot baths, heated beverages .
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See your MD for possible topical or oral antibiotics to treat.
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What are the symptoms of rosacea?

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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What are some early warning signs for rosacea?

Redness: The early prominence of superficial capillaries of the cheeks and nose can be some early warning signs of rosacea. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Tip)

Avoid excessive sunlight when living with rosacea. ...See more

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How can I get a diagnosis whether my blotchy red face is Asian flush or whether it is rosacea? Sun/heat have the same affect on my face as alcohol.

How can I get a diagnosis whether my blotchy red face is Asian flush or whether it is  rosacea? Sun/heat have the same affect on my face as alcohol.

Flushing : Rosacea is characterized by red bumps or pimples on the forehead, nose and cheeks. Some people appear more flushed and blush more when exposed to changes in temperature, etc. Often there is a genetic component to this and more common in fair skinned individuals. See a dermatologist for the flushing and reddened face as well as to determine if rosacea is present. Sunscreen is important. ...Read more

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Why when i wake up i feel my eyes burning and it makes me feel like i didn't have a good night sleep? I've been diagnose with rosacea, does that matte

Rosacea: Rosacea affects the eyes causing blepharitis and keratitis. You should make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to find out what's going on and to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for rosacea?

Dietary changes: Even the most conventional doctors now recognize that rosacea is often aggravated by a wide variety of foods, especially spicy foods, acidic foods, hot drinks and alcohol. For many people dairy also aggravates it. The only way to know for sure is to try avoiding common triggers for a few weeks and then add them back individually to see how they affect her.Please see comment for links to more info:. ...Read more

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Is there any sort of test for rosacea?

Test for Rosacea: There is no test for rosacea. History and physical examination by your medical provider/ dermatologist is the best way to "test" for rosacea. ...Read more

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I have had positive ANA and high rnp tests, rosacea, multiple surgeries for massive scar tissue in multiple organs, interstitial cystitis, can I have sle?

I have had positive ANA and high rnp tests, rosacea, multiple surgeries for massive scar tissue in multiple organs, interstitial cystitis, can I have sle?

Many possibilities.: Lupus is certainly possible with +ana and high rnp, rosacea, but so are other diseases. Scleroderma can have +ana and fibrosis/scarring of many organs. Sarcoidosis also can have granulomas of many organs that can appear to be scars and purple lesions on the face, fingers, and knees and would need biopsy for diagnosis. Sjogren's syndrome also has high rnp, +ana, and dry eyes, mouth, and skin. ...Read more

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How do you know if you will develop rosacea when older?

How do you know if you will develop rosacea when older?

You don't: Rosacea makes its peak incidence between age 35 and 65. Usually people may show signs of easy redness and sensitive skin, usually in response to a trigger. Such as heat, cold, alcohol, emotional stress, etc. It does run in families, but there are not definite ways to predict it. ...Read more

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What are causes of "rosacea"?

Rosacea causes: The etiology of rosacea is unknown but related to climatic exposures, vasculature, chemical and ingested agents, and inflammation. There appears to be an exaggerated vasldilatory response to increased temperature and hot drinks. ...Read more

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Whats best to use to treat rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How is rosacea treated?

How is rosacea treated?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What suggestions do you have for treating rosacea?

What suggestions do you have for treating rosacea?

Laser/skin care: A good skin care program and laser treatments to the spidery red areas. Typically a vbeam laser or one that targets the red color (called heme chromophore) at a wavelength of 575-595 will work. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for rosacea?

What's the treatment for rosacea?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this their are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more