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Will rosacea cause acne?

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 more

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A very common skin condition that 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 ...Read more


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Could rosacea be caused by acne?

Could rosacea be caused by acne?

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

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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 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

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Is rosacea like acne?

Is rosacea like acne?

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

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Is rosacea the same thing as acne?

Is rosacea the same thing as acne?

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 more

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How can I tell if this is rosacea or just acne?

How can I tell if this is rosacea or just acne?

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 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 sort of problem is acne rosacea?

What sort of problem is acne rosacea?

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 more

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What sort of problem is acne rosacea?

What sort of problem is acne rosacea?

Acne Rosacea: Acne Rosacea or Rosacea isn't actually acne. It is a chronic skin condition that can affect the cheeks, nose, chin & forehead & usually begins in adulthood. The skin can become red with a bumpy texture, small red blood vessels may appear with oiliness and at times the nose can become bulbous (like W.C. Fields). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?

Tender red bumps: Patients usually describe they have tender red breakouts or pimples, sensitive skin, stinging, itch, redness on central face such as nose and cheeks. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for acne rosacea?

No: There is no real cure for rosacea. However it can be controlled with an anti-inflammatory diet and the use of topical Alpha lipoic acid preparations or prescription medications such as metronidazole. ...Read more

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Is my skin red from rosacea or from acne?

Is my skin red from rosacea or from acne?

See a dermatologist: to determine what skin conditions you have and how to differentiate from them. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

What is the treatment for acne rosacea?

Identify triggers: First identify your triggers. Subsequent to this their are many options for treatment but you should seek evaluation by a dermatologist for diagnosis and subsequent treatment. ...Read more

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Recommendations for acne rosacea?

Recommendations for acne rosacea?

Dermatol evaluation: I would first have a dermatologist make a definitive diagnosis as well as treatment recommendations which may take several months to arrive at a satisfactory regimen as well as dietary restriction. ...Read more

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What can be done about acne rosacea?

Antibiotics : Usually tetracycline pills or cream is the start. There are other more toxic and teratogenic meds. Such as tretinoin. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat acne rosacea?

IPL: Intense pulsed light devices have been used to treat acne rosacea for many years now. The treatments entail little downtime (you are a bit redder for the rest of the day) and results are good over 3 to 5 sessions. You can also accelerate the treatment with the use of levulan. This way it is one or two sessions, but there is a day where you cannot go outside and a few days of significant redness. ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of acne rosacea look like?

What do the symptoms of acne rosacea look like?

Redness: General blotchy skin redness, irritation, swelling and scale often accompany the pimples of acne rosacea making for a really frustrating facial skin mess. This is compounded by the fact that people prone to rosacea are also prone to facial seborrheic dermatitis (a scaly red facial rash) and both conditions may be present at the same time. ...Read more

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