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Will Rosacea Cause Acne
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
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
No: These are two separate disease processes but do share some common pathways such as inflammation which causes redness and induration(thickening) of the skin, so a treating inflammation could help both conditions. In medicine as in war, however, smart bombs are better than non-specific bombs, so in the case of acne, we target the bacteria p. Acnes and sebum overproduction, not just inflammation. ...Read more
Accutane caused me to have rosacea and i'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?
Accutane treatment: Accutane is a vitamin a derivative used to treat acne. It is fda approved but has siginificant potential side effect and should only be used in stubborn to clear acne or widespread pustular acne which does not respond to more traditional topical and oral medications. Rosacea should be a temporary side effect from the Accutane and should clear once you are off the medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
C-reactive protein level is 10.3, but all other lab work is completely normal. I have rosacea and acne on face and scalp. Could that be the cause?
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
Yes but in adults: Rosacea is considered to be a variant of acne that is found in adults. It can look like teenage acne but it tends to affect areas of the cheeks nose and chin. Unlike traditional teen acnee it tends to be worsened by stress, heat and some foods and drinks. Treatment is usually very effective with topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 42 prob. rosacea: Acne is a skin disorder that usually afflicts young people. Rosacea can affect people at any age - usually affecting fair skinned redheads or blonds. And rosacea can manifest itself with pustules or pimples on the skin. At age 42, rosacea is a more likely diagnosis than acne. Check with your doctor or dermatologist for the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
38yrs old and suddenly have bad acne. Had clear skin my entire life! Can rosacea look like acne, because it's not typical and how can I treat it?
Prednisone can cause: It appears that you are on Prendisone, an immunosuppressant. Acne is often associated with bacteria near the oil producing cells of the skin. When on steroids, acne can start, and the skin care regimen may need to be changed. Hormones are affected by steroids, too, and new acne can develop. Rosacea, if that is the issue, is a difficult entity to eliminate but depends on careful diet and skin care. ...Read more
Cause unknown: Rosacea ('acne rosacea") is a fairly common inflammatory skin disorder that typically involves the forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Patients tend to develop redness associated with swelling, dilated capillaries (telangiectasia) and acne-like pimples. There can be associated warmth, itching, or a burning sensation. The cause is unknown but may be a genetic trait. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers