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Rosacea

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Acne Rosacea




Abnormal
  • A chronic, long term Inflammation (i.e., irritation, redness, swelling), with hyperplasia (skin thickening), and acne-type changes of the skin covering the cheeks, eyelids, nose, chin, and forehead.

  • Red rash -- blotchy red areas (red mask) over the affected face areas
  • Tingling or stinging sensation over the affected face areas
  • Dilated tiny (hair like) blood vessels may be seen under the skin of the face known as telangiectasis
  • Hyperplasia of the skin of the nose (e.g., rhinophyma of W.C. Fields common in males)
  • Crusting layers of skin, bumps (papules), or pus-filled acne-like tiny pustules may cover the face.
  • Flushing or blushing is common.
  • Low self-esteem

  • Unknown
  • The skin changes involve the dilation or enlargement of tiny blood vessels under the skin surface.

  • Clinical exam is the best method of diagnosis

  • Repeated flushing or blushing
  • Caucasians
  • Females more than males
  • Males have more severe disease
  • Middle-aged, elderly
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Alcoholism
  • Emotional disturbances
  • Spicy hot foods
  • Cigarettes
  • Harsh soaps
  • Skin disorders, such as seborrhea or Acne Vulgaris
  • Eye diseases, such as iritis, Blepharitis

  • Eat diet rich in vitamins and minerals
  • Stop alcohol or smoking
  • Antibiotics such as Tetracycline
  • Low dose Vitamin A-relatives called retinoids
  • Topical steroids and antifungals (for fungus infections) have all been tried
  • Laser therapy may be an option
  • Dermatologist (skin doctor) and other specialists (e.g., eye) may be consulted

  • Talk to your doctor and discuss treatment options.




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