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Does rosacea cause facial swelling, burning or itching?

Does rosacea cause facial swelling, burning or itching?

Yes: Severe rosacea can cause swelling, itching and a burning sensation and would require oral antibiotics and perhaps even low doses of steroids to calm down the condition in tally before the topial medications can work. ...Read more

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Facials (Definition)

Facials are a classic way to improve and maintain healthy skin. They have the added benefit of being relaxing. Facials typical begin with cleansing the skin, followed by exfoliation and skilled extractions of blackheads or whiteheads as needed. A mask may then be applied to hydrate, firm, strengthen or calm the skin. Facials usually end with application of a ...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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I have rosacea, should I do facials?

Nothing abrasive: As long as the facial does not involve any microdermabrasion, glycolic or salicylic or other fruity enzyme acid peels. Anything potentially abrasive with exacerbate your rosacea. ...Read more

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What can I do against rosacea in my face?

What can I do against rosacea in my face?

Treatment: First, avoid things that make it worse( caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods, heat, etc). Treatments are topical and oral antibiotics, and sunscreen. ...Read more

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I need help with my rosacea. What can I take for it?. My face looks horrible with it..

I need help with my rosacea. What can I take for it?. My face looks horrible with it..

Go see a doctor: Go see a primary care doctor or dermatologist. There are several prescription medications now that are available to help rosacea - don't give up - many people find one or a mix of 2+ that works for them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a female have facial dermabrasion for rosacea?

Can a female have facial dermabrasion for rosacea?

Dermabrasion: You might be referring to microdermabrasion which is a minor procedure without any down time for the skin. Dermabrasion is the traditional sanding down of the skin for bad acne scarring or other scars and you need up to 2 weeks to recover. Microdermabrasion can be done in rosacea skin but should not be too frequent as it can increase the redness. ...Read more

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Can a woman have facial dermabrasion when suffering from rosacea?

Can a woman have facial dermabrasion when suffering from rosacea?

Yes but may flare: It can be done but it may result in a flare. Some physicians have reported improvement with off label intra dermal injection of dilute botulinum toxin. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between my face flushing and pre-rosacea?

How can I tell the difference between my face flushing and pre-rosacea?

You can't!: I'm not even sure pre-rosacea is a diagnosis, but flushing is simply dilated facial skin capillaries in response to emotional triggers, certain foods, alcohol, or other causes not completely understood. Rosacea is characterized by vascular and follicular dilation involving areas of the face and nose; it can be mild to severe, can can involve sebaceous hyperplasia, pustules, and bacterial cofactors. ...Read more

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Could you please recommend a specific face wash for someone with Rosacea?

Mild cleansers: Rosacea patients have very sensitive skin. Over the counter cleansers such as cetaphil, aquanil, cerave hydating cleanser to name a few are good. There are prescription cleansers as well, such as sulfur-based plexion which is mild. ...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?

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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Why does my face get red and really hot for no reason? Is this rosacea?

Not sure!: Could be related to rosacea, could be hormonal, could be psycosomatic, could be related to food, etc. See pcp if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Why is the skin on my face always bright red? Could it be rosacea or something else? How would i tell?

Dermatologist: You actually do need to see a dermatologist. There could be multiple causes, such as lupus, dermatomyositis, allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, etc. For the most part your primary care will not be able to distinguish those, but a good dermatologist will. ...Read more

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My face is always red. I think I hav rosacea. What can I do to help with this and stop my face from always being red?

My face is always red. I think I hav rosacea. What can I do to help with this and stop my face from always being red?

Very little: At 16 you are much too young for rosacea. Do you have acne? Take vitamin or medicine? Scrub face or use hot water on face? Harsh soap? Any meds on face? Your best chance to change this s to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a cheap way to treat the visible facial redness from rosacea? Lasers seem too expensive, but I have a lot of diffuse redness.

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Instead of spray inside nose, apply a drop of afrin on your face. The generic -oxymetazoline----will work as well for less $. Try it before a social event. Avoid alcohol, hot drinks, hot foods. A dermatologist can prescribe a new gel but it will be expensive, is similar to afrin. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

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