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Rosacea

Also known as Acne Rosacea

Rosacea /roʊˈzeɪʃiə/ is a chronic condition characterized by facial erythema (redness) and sometimes pimples. Rosacea affects all ages and has four subtypes, three affecting the skin and the fourth affecting the eyes (ocular type). Left untreated it worsens over time. Treatment in the form of topical steroids can aggravate the condition.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with rosacea, 61% report having abnormal appearing skin, 61% report having skin rash, and 52% report having acne or pimples. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of rosacea are abnormal appearing skin, acne or pimples, skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, skin swelling, skin moles, and lymphedema, although you may still have rosacea without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with rosacea often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, excision of skin lesion, biopsy, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, injections and aspirations of muscles; tendons; bursa; joints and soft tissue, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast and other or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with rosacea include metronidazole topical product, doxycycline, azelaic acid topical, minocycline, sodium sulfacetamide-sulfur topical, hydrocortisone topical, tretinoin topical, tetracycline, ketoconazole, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, fluocinonide topical, pimecrolimus topical and sulfacetamide sodium topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for rosacea include age 60-74 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get rosacea.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.3x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.8x
60-74 years
1.8x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
0.8x
Female
1.2x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.3x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.3x
Other
1.1x
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