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Acne rosacea vs acne: Acne rosacea is not the same as acne because the former primarily effects the facial ski vessels whereas the latter effects the sebaceous glands. However acne rosacea is associated with overgrowth of the oil glands effecting the nose and is known as rhinophyma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rosacea and acne are different disorders. Acne is a follicular disease characterized by increase oil gland production, colonization of p.Acnes bacteria, resulting in pustules and white or black heads. Rosacea is not follicle based, and is associated with increased demodex (mite) colonization, triggered by sun, heat, alcohol, caffiene, etc... One can have both conditions at the same time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rare Form: Pustular psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis that results in painful white (pus-filled) bumps on the hands and/or feet. It is very painful and debilitating often coexisting with painful swollen fingers/toes and symptoms of arthritis. It can be one of the most challenging forms of psoriasis to treat. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more
No. But it can help: Reduce acne breakouts and more cyst formation that can lead to new scars. Accutane is powerful medicine that requires monitoring and absolute avoidance of pregnancy (causes birth defects). See dermatologist for advice and prescription if you are a candidate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acne therapy: If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stronger prescription lotion. Tretinoin (avita, retin-a, others), Adapalene (differin) and tazarotene (tazorac, avage) are examples of topical prescription products derived from vitamin a. They work by promoting cell turnover and preventing plugging . You may also need oral antibiotics like doryx (doxycycline). ...Read more
Benzoyl & acne scar: No - benzoyl peroxide will treat acne and help prevent worsening pustules and inflammation by helping to kill the bacteria causing acne. However, it won't have any effect on the scars you may get from aggressively picking or popping "zits" There are facial scrubs that may lessen the appearance of scars but a physician trained in skin peels would be needed for deep scars ...Read more
Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide, hydroxy acids or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil, Ceravue or similar. If these regimes are not resulting in improvement after 4-8 weeks, consultation with a dermatologist may be in order. ...Read more
A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more
I am using tretionin cream a few days a go to treat my rosacea pustules, my skin is flaky a lot before and after I wash my face. Is it normal ?
Do the papules and pustules of acne vulgaris and rosacea look exactly identical? If so, why is that the case? How do you distinguish the two conditions based on the skin lesions?
Suffeing for 2 months of painful pustules all over my edematous face diagnosed as rosacea..Im now 32 weeks pregnant..No drug is effective, any help?
Does pustule papular phase of roseacea typically have or accompanied by reddening of surrounding tissues? I recently broke out around my mouth and lips with pimple like bumps that had white heads.
Is it safe to use metrogel and erythromycin topical ointments for treating severe rosecea pustules during pregnancy 24 weeks ? Or that harms the baby
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 common triggers: Rosacea is a proinflammatory condition. A stimulus at a low threshold will cause flushing. Repeated flushing causes the skin changes we see in rosacea such as dilated vessels, enlarging sebaceous glands, and red papules. Common triggers to avoid are caffeine (coffee, teas, chocolates, etc), alcohol (wines, beers), increase in core temperature (hot tub, sauna, etc.), hot spicy food, and sun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rosacea, treatment: A lot of people don't even know they have this condition! Treatment alternatives include topical agents which are very effective for mild rosacea. Patients that do not respond or want a more permanent solution, I use photorejuvenation. This light energy treatment require 5-8 sessions. Usually no anesthesia is needed and the treatments are performed in the office. Brown spots are also improved. ...Read more
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. ...Read more