Rosacea is a skin condition that results in redness of the face, and the blood vessels on the face become visible. In some cases, it also results in red, small, and pus-filled bumps on the face, nose swelling, dry and irritated eyes. Topical medications, oral antibiotics, and acne drugs are used in its treatment.

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I have been facing dry and flaky patches of skin on my face for years now. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing dry and flaky patches of skin on my face for years now. Even after using steroids, the dryness returns. I had stopped using steroid cream (the condition improved but subsequently came back) for quite a while that my previous dermatologist had prescribed me along wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, and I will help you with your concern. It is not a fungal infection. A malar rash could be due to SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), seborrheic dermatitis, photodermatitis, etc. I need to ask a few questions before providing you with a definitive di...  Read Full »

I have grid mark patterns on my face after having Vbeam procedure. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I went to my licensed dermatologist, whom I have seen for ten years. I have done Vbeam for three to four years to my cheeks, chin, and nose. Unfortunately, my rosacea has worsened due to the face mask and pregnancy. So we decided to do the procedure again on my whole cheek. I got this pro...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the attached picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). This grid pattern is an expected reaction of post-Vbeam. Also, pregnancy increases vasculature. Thus the reaction. However, you can be assured that this is tem...  Read Full »

I have spots on my face and neck that bleed often. What can this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have spots on my face and neck. A few of them bleed now and then, but stop after a few minutes. I am currently on tablet Lipitor 10 mg (Atorvastatin) and tablet Nexium 40 mg (Esomeprazole 40 mg). I just wanted to check if I should be worried. Please suggest to me on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, It is acne rosacea. It is a skin disorder that affects people above 30 years. Other than acne-like lesions, people with rosacea have redness of the face and dry skin associated with a burning sensation. The redness of the face is aggravate...  Read Full »

I get red cysts on my face. Is it acne or rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. I am 6'1" tall and I weigh 170 pounds. Often, I get red cysts of some sort on my face beneath the skin that take a while to heal. I have oily skin, and get whiteheads as well. I have fluid-filled boil-like lesions on my face. I have been to a few dermatologist...  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects people above 30 years. Other than acne-like lesions, people with rosacea have redness of the face and dry skin associated with burning sensation. They also have redness and irritation in the eyes. The redness of the face is a...  Read Full »

I have thick skin pads, redness, and pain when out in sunlight. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have thick skin pads on my cheeks, and the symptoms have all the hallmarks of rosacea, redness, itchiness, pain in sunlight, blushing, etc. I was becoming very self-conscious of my face and wondered if I could do anything to reduce the symptoms. It started almost 10 to 15 years ago, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it seems to be a manifestation of rosacea. Please send good quality photographs taken in natural light to confirm the diagnosis and to provide you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

How to cure the flake on the top of my nose?

Query: Hi doctor, On the top part of my nose just where the bone meets cartilage there is a spot of skin. Every two weeks it grows a single flake. It is hard and crusty. It gets picked off or falls off on its own. I noticed it when I run my finger over it. I thought it was psoriasis (because I had psor...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is an erythematotelangiectatic type of rosacea, in which redness occurs on the nose (tendency to flare). Rosacea is a skin disorder that affects people above 30 years. Is it burning on exposure to the sun? I would suggest the following : 1) Apply 1 percent ...  Read Full »

My skin itches and hurts during workouts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My skin hurts and itches during the workout, and also it gets hurt when I am out in the sun. When my body temperature is high, my skin starts to hurt and itch. After my body cools and my heart rate gets stable, the itching and pain stop. Especially in my face, chest, and back, I do no...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to With your given history, it seems that you have developed photoallergic reactions due to chronic use of Doxycycline almost for two years. Maybe you have acne rosacea as there is frequent flushing, redness, and small lumpy red spots developed along with tiny blood vessel...  Read Full »

Are the rashes on my forehead a reaction to Ivermectin cream?

Query: Hello doctor,Is this rosacea forehead reaction to Ivermectin cream (1%)? I have attached the picture.  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like you have developed a bacterial infection over the forehead, which is evident by numerous coalescing pus-filled bumps. Do you have any pain or fever?  Read Full »

I have redness in my nose frequently. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have occasional redness on my nose for the past few months. Nothing seems to trigger it. I notice them when I have dust in my nose. I use raw honey as a cleaner. I am pretty sensitive to normal face washes. I have tried using Cerave gentle cleanser and it made my skin oily. I had some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the query and concern. On examining the attached picture, you seem to have rosacea. But you do not have the signs of rosacea. The most common cause is solar damage. It leads to vasomotor instability causing erythema on the face and it creates the ten...  Read Full »

Will rosacea cause redness, irritation and inflammation on face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. Before two months, my face started to become red, irritated and inflamed without reason. The sides of my face, ears, and eyes are red and puffy. They burn and itch badly. When I wake up in the morning, I wake up with a lot of mucus on my eyelids. I suffer from na...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have a differential diagnosis of acne rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, fungal infection, photodermatitis, and irritant contact dermatitis. Please mention whether you have a burning sensation while on exposure to the sun or while drinking hot fluid or tea, any aggrava...  Read Full »

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