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Rhinophyma

Rhinophyma is a large, bulbous, ruddy nose commonly due to untreated rosacea.

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Interventions for Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition causing flushing, redness, red pimples, and pustules on the face, which should not be confused with acne. It can also cause inflammation of the eyes or eyelids, or both. Some people can develop a thickening of the skin, especially of the nose, which is called rhinophyma. Because rosacea is a chronic disease the effect of treatment on quality of life is very important to the individual. A range of treatment options are available which include several topical and oral antibiotics, azelaic cream, topical and systemic retinoids, and light‐based therapies, e.g. laser therapy.

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Rosacea: Overview

Red patches of skin on your face, and tiny visible blood vessels and spots – these can be quite common symptoms. They may be caused by rosacea, a common facial skin inflammation. Learn about what can help relieve rosacea symptoms and how to detect possible triggers of rosacea outbreaks.

Interventions for Rosacea

Rosacea is a common skin condition causing flushing, redness, red pimples, and pustules on the face, which should not be confused with acne. It can also cause inflammation of the eyes or eyelids, or both. Some people can develop a thickening of the skin, especially of the nose, which is called rhinophyma. Because rosacea is a chronic disease the effect of treatment on quality of life is very important to the individual. A range of treatment options are available which include several topical and oral antibiotics, azelaic cream, topical and systemic retinoids, and light‐based therapies, e.g. laser therapy.

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