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Is there any sort of test for rosacea?

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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Rosacea (Definition)

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


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What are the tests for rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea (ro-za-she-uh) is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects adults. It causes redness in your face and produces small, red, pus-filled bumps or pustules. ...Read more

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What test can I take to determine whether I have rosacea?

Physical exam: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read more

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I get a hot (not itchy) red rash over my face (ruled out eczema & rosacea) that comes & goes sometimes quickly.Dr's don't know, sed rate test was ok.

I get a hot (not itchy) red rash over my face (ruled out eczema & rosacea) that comes & goes sometimes quickly.Dr's don't know, sed rate test was ok.

Steroid creams help : The rash sounds like an immune response.One can get these even as a stress response. The judicious use of an over the counter steroid cream may help eliminate the rash. An evaluation by an allergist will probably help you find the etiology of the rash. ...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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What is rosacea?

What is rosacea?

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 more