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What is the difference between rosacea and a rash?

What is the difference between rosacea and a rash?

Pustules: Rosacea is on the face has blood vessels redness and posible pustules, typically there is no scaling or dryness. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

What is the difference between a rosacea and a lupus rash?

Big difference: Rosacea tends to be a reactive process in response to various stimulants that may eventually produce long term skin changes such as rhinophyma that are commonly treated with avoidance and antibiotics whereas lupus is associated with a "butterfly" rash that is a manifestation of an underlying autoimmune disease that are commonly treated with steroids. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between heat rash and rosacea?

How do you tell the difference between heat rash and rosacea?

Rosacea: "heat rash" generally occurs on the body in warm or flushed skin. Rosacea occurs on the face and is generally independent of skin temperature, though it may appear more red when warm. A dermatologist can help with diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Are rosacea rashes easy to recognize?

Are rosacea rashes easy to recognize?

Yes: It is on the face predominately on the nose and cheeks with redness and pustules in adults ages 35-50. Typically found in people with light complexions of north european extraction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both a butterfly rash and rosacea?

Is it possible to have both a butterfly rash and rosacea?

Yes: A butterfly rash is characteristic of lupus but is not always indicative of the presence of disease. However rosacea also commonly presents with a vascular like eruption over a similar distribution. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between a facial rash and rosacea?

How can I distinguish between a facial rash and rosacea?

Rash vs rosacea: If in doubt go see a dermatologist. The signs of rosacea are usually midface area, prolonged and unchanging presence, and actual thickening of the skin. It is more affected by sun exposure and hormonal changes that a rash from a dermatitis would be. ...Read more

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Is this redness but without rash a symptom of acne rosacea?

Is this redness but without rash a symptom of acne rosacea?

Can be: Mild rosacea gives you only some redness. Most of the case, it gets worse as you get aged with harmful uv and/or other factors (sometime wine or even social gathering). ...Read more

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There's a rash looking thing on my chin and above my lip around the bottom of my nose. Could it be rosacea?

There's a rash looking thing on my chin and above my lip around the bottom of my nose. Could it be rosacea?

Possible: It is possible, but the distribution of your rash in not typical in most cases. Common near nose (top) and 'butterfly' pattern onto cheeks from nasal area. I would suggest you visit your local dermatologist to obtain an exam and appropriate testing/treatment. ...Read more

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9months since giving birth I still have a non raised red rosacea like rash on cheeks. Sometiimes its worse than others, will it ever go away?

9months since giving birth I still have a non raised red rosacea like rash on cheeks. Sometiimes its worse than others, will it ever go away?

Rarely does forever: Rosacea is very troublesome for many and involves the skin with good blood supply such as the cheeks and nose. Some things make it worse, such as diet, hormone manipulation,
hot/ humid weather, etc. The mayo clinic newsletter last year had a great review that you may find helpful with a list of foods, etc., to avoid. Certain lasers are helpful, but skin prone to rosacea rarely is symptom free. ...Read more

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I have a forehead rash or bumps when I wake up, or after I wash or shower, I do have rosacea as far as I was told by my dr, and have eczima.

I have a forehead rash or bumps when I wake up, or after I wash or shower, I do have rosacea as far as I was told by my dr, and have eczima.

On answerable multi: There is no way to answer a query which contains at least three or four individual questions. Separate out your questions and take them to your dermatologist for advice. ...Read more

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Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Does Rosacea appear Brown after Sun exposure? Does Lupus Malar appear Brown after Sun exposure? What type of Butterfly Rash turns Brown in Sun?

Malar rash: Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin. Lupus may cause a butterfly rash which can be exacerbated by the sun. A malar rash associated with lupus may be erythematous (red) or brown. ...Read more

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I've had bad facial rash for 14 years, does rosacea have tiny white spots, and would the caveman regime (not using anything) work for rosacea? Regards

I've had bad facial rash for 14 years, does rosacea have tiny white spots, and would the caveman regime (not using anything) work for rosacea? Regards

Rosacea: Please forgive my frankness. "Caveman regimen? " Look at Photo Guy. You won't want this. If there is any suspicions that you have rosacea, you need to be evaluated by a competent physician, perhaps a dermatologist. Now, with just white spots in this distribution, I suspect you actually have syringomas. They're trivial and can be fixed easily. But please do get seen. ...Read more

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Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Why someone 15 minutes in the Sun and he will get Malar rash butterfly shape on face? Is it lupus? Isn't rosacea soberiac dermatitis different shape

Needs Dermatologist: Butterfly rash of Lupus is red or purplish. It involves the bridge of the nose. Note it spares the nasolabial folds of the face. Patient can get blood tests to clarify ...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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Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? It definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance

Any other causes of malar rash besides lupus & lyme? It definitely isn't rosacea or seb derm due to appearance

See details: Lyme does not cause a malar rash. The most common cause is rosacea. If you have lupus, the logical cause is lupus. ...Read more

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Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?

Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?

Rosacea vs lupus: Malar rash of lupus is flat or mildly raised.

It spares nasolabial folds.

Difficult cases may need a biopsy and immunoflorescence can clinch the diagnosis ...Read more

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Itchy CHIN rash-9mos-made worse by heat, no bumps/ red/itchy. Derm dx Rosacea. Tried 2 topical creams, no results. Healthy, but IBS. Tx ideas? Thx.

Itchy CHIN rash-9mos-made worse by heat, no bumps/ red/itchy. Derm dx Rosacea. Tried 2 topical creams, no results. Healthy, but IBS. Tx ideas? Thx.

Well: If it's rosacea avoid alcohol this can cause flushing and worsening of the rash. Sometimes this can also be seborrheic dermatitis which can be helped by cortisone type an antifungal type creams. Follow up with your dermatologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

What is the difference between roseca and lupus rash?

See below: A nasal redness, enlargement and roughening, often attributed to alcohol ingestion is quite different from lupus rashes. They typically affect the malar (cheek) region and nasal bridge, with or without scarring (depending on regular lupus or discoid lupus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rosacea and acne?

What is the difference between rosacea and acne?

Rosacea vrs Acne: As rosacea is a neurovascular disorder it affects the flushing zone.
It is common that rosacea does not present with blackheads that are seen with acne vulgaris. Also the age of onset, and the location of redness is a clue. Rosacea is commonly an adult disease, and is generally restricted to the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can coexist with acne vulgaris. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rosacea and eczematous dry skin?

What is the difference between rosacea and eczematous dry skin?

Rosacea & eczema: There are several excellent answers on the differences between rosacea and eczema. I would like to add one condition that is rosacea but can look like eczema. That is perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis can be red, itchy, scaly and can definitely be mistaken for eczema. However, treating it like eczema with moisturizers and steroid creams can actually make it significantly worse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a flush and having rosacea?

What is the difference between a flush and having rosacea?

Flush/Rosacea: Flushing simply refers to a reddish hue, usually transient, to the skin such as when someone is embarrassed. Flushing is just one symptom of one type of rosacea and in the case of rosacea there is usually a trigger such as wind or a particular food although emotions can also be one of the triggers. ...Read more

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What is the difference between blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

What is the difference between blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

Rosacea Has More: Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that includes blotchy skin as a sign. It may also present with an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), or many papules. ...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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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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Is there any difference between having blotchy skin and acne rosacea?

Rosacea Has More: Rosacea is an inflammatory skin condition that includes blotchy skin as a sign. It may also present with an enlarged nose (rhinophyma), or many papules. ...Read more

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Perioral dermatitis or rosacea, how to know the difference?

I doubt it: I don't know a lot about his but I doubt that the shampoo would penetrate to the follicle. ...Read more

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I went to a dermatologist who prescribes me Accutane for acne. I've been reading up and I think that I have rosacea, would the derm see the difference?

I went to a dermatologist who prescribes me Accutane for acne. I've been reading up and I think that I have rosacea, would the derm see the difference?

Acne: Yes, your dermatologist can tell the difference between Rosacea and Acne having spent years in medical school and then residency training. I would recommend getting a second opinion about taking Accutane which is a chemotherapy drug with potentially dangerous side effects especially in a young female. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a good milk based face wash for roscea rash?

Does anyone know of a good milk based face wash for roscea rash?

2 recommendations: Try epionce milky lotion cleanser or skinmedica sensitive skin cleanser. I recommend either for my patients with rosacea or after resurfacing procedures like peels and laser, when their skin is exquisitely sensitive. ...Read more

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What causes red rash under the skin similar to roseca on the face but on hands forearms and chest occasionaly. It comes and goes?

What causes red rash under the skin similar to roseca on the face but on hands forearms and chest occasionaly. It comes and goes?

Sounds like: "adult acne"..... not an uncommon skin disorder its distribution is more widespread...the treatment options are many. In women, hormonal studies are probably indicated (for example Polycystic ovary Syndrome patients have a higher incidence of adult acneiform skin lesions)
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I have a rash that starts on my cheeks can it be roscea? The temp and alcohol bring it on I have sle and get malar rash sometimes but this rash is different what treatment is avail for it thanks

Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne. Symptoms: redness of the face; blushing or flushing easily; a lot of spider-like blood vessels in the future. You do have rosacea. ...Read more

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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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Which herbs can help to cure rosacea?

Rosacea: Some people with rosacea report that horse-chestnut cream or-rose-wax cream is helpful. Either of these products can be applied to the affected areas twice a day. ...Read more

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Can rosacea spread to other parts of my body?

No: Rosacea is limited to the face, especially cheeks, forehead and in severe cases, the nose. It can also affect the eyes (ocular rosacea). ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Fox
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Rosacea (Definition)

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