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Acne Rosacea Diagnosis

by Amanda Bennett
  • Overview

    Acne rosacea is an alternate name for rosacea. Only a dermatologist or physician familiar with skin conditions can diagnose rosacea. Symptoms can become progressively worse, so it is important to seek early treatment.
  • Symptoms

    You may have rosacea if you have persistent redness on your face, bumps and/or pimples, visible blood vessels and watery or irritated eyes.
  • Diagnosis

    There are no tests to diagnose rosacea. A dermatologist will examine your skin and ask you questions about how your skin has been behaving and feeling, as well as what over-the-counter products you may have used.
  • Treatment

    Early stages of rosacea can be managed and reversed with topical ointments and antibiotics. If the condition advances to thickened skin and visible blood vessels, surgical procedures might be necessary.
  • Risk Factors

    People with fair skin are most likely to experience rosacea flare-ups. Women are diagnosed more often, while advanced symptoms are more frequent with men. This may be because women seek early medical advice.
  • Prognosis

    Once diagnosed with rosacea, you will be at risk for future flare-ups. However, rosacea can be managed so that symptoms are reduced, flare-ups are less frequent and permanent changes to skin are prevented.

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