Acne Rosacea Treatment

Dermatologist Dr. Attili will help with your itchy facial rashSkin problems including red spots on the face, blotches on the cheeks, itchy facial rashes, etc. are extremely common. Rosacea and Acne are the commonest diseases responsible for these symptoms. However a number of other conditions like lupus, contact allergic dermatitis, Seborrhoeic dermatitis, etc., can cause similar symptoms.

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Below is some general information regarding Rosacea.

What is Rosacea? Is 'Rosacea' the same as 'Acne Rosacea'? 

Red cheeks are often caused by rosaceaRosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that usually affects people over the age of 30. The name is sometimes uses synonymously with ‘Acne Rosacea’, as the condition can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from acne, particularly in younger people. The exact cause is unknown but it is believed that hormonal changes in the body, make the blood vessels in the skin engorge, leading to episodes of repeated facial redness/ flushing experienced by people. Sunlight exposure, spicy foods and alcohol are known to trigger repeated flushing episodes and worsen the condition. With repeated attacks, this causes permanent expansion of the blood vessels on the face, leading to what is called telangiectasia (prominent, dilated blood vessels).  This may lead to problems with a red face.

What are the symptoms of Rosacea?

Most people with this early stage of Rosacea complain of a ‘Red Face’ or 'red cheeks'. Patients also notice their skin feeling Red spots on the face -rosacea‘sensitive’ at this stage. Over time as the disease progresses, one would notice acne like pus filled red spots on the face which can sometimes feel tender. An itchy face is not usually a symptom of Rosacea and is more consistent with a contact allergic dermatitis.

Rhinophyma- Seek Acne RosaceaTreatment from a Dermatologist

Chronic untreated rosacea can lead to red plaques and patches on the face, subsequently causing thickening of the skin on the nose (Rhinophyma) and other places leading to significant disfigurement. 

I have spots on the chin, diagnosed as 'Perioral Dermatitis'. Is this the same as Rosacea?

Some people suffer with spots on the chin and around the mouth, when it is called 'perioral dermatitis'. This is supposed to be a variant of Rosacea, but is primarily caused as a reaction to various cosmetic products on the skin. Do remember that red blotches in the face can also be caused by contact dermatitis, lupus and a number of other diseases. Facial rashes are of various types and not all diseases are the same. 

What is the best treatment for Acne Rosacea? 

There are a number of options available for the treatment of Acne Rosacea. Prevention is always better than cure and therefore avoidance of the ‘triggers’ for flushing mentioned earlier is very important, regardless of the treatment used.  Your Dermatologist would best determine which of these treatments below would be more suitable for you: 
1.    Topical retinoids
2.    Azelaic acid.
3.    Topical antibiotics
4.    Oral antibiotics like doxycycline, minocycline, lymecycline or erythromycin.
5.    LASER’s
6.    Surgery

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