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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Can the red spots on my face that keep spreading be rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bumpy red spot on my face. I noticed it has become bigger during the past three weeks. Currently, I am on capsule Roaccutane, so not sure if this is just my face breaking out from the pills or if it is rosacea. I am very concerned if it is rosacea, and it is spreading. I star...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). There are a few comedones and inflammatory papules. This is acne vulgaris grade two. Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) is known to mak...  Read Full »

Why are there small red bumps in beard area when I wake up?

Query: Hello doctor, Every morning I wake up and the beard area of my face is full of small red bumps. This has happened for many months now. I wash my face with Cetaphil cleanser and sometimes Ketoconazole shampoo. This removes some of the pus but my face is still red and a little itchy. I took several di...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I saw your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is called folliculitis. It is the infection of hair follicles that form red bumps and pustules around the opening of hairs on the skin surface. Most of the time the infection is bacteri...  Read Full »

I have redness with bumps across the nose bridge and cheeks. Is it rosacea?

Query: Hi doctor, I have noticeable redness spread across the bridge of my nose and my cheeks; the red skin also contains small bumps. I also have two lines or creases that run a few centimeters across my face on each cheek in the same area. I suspect this may be rosacea; however, I would like a second op...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please attach your clinical picture along with your query so that it is convenient to comment on your condition and give you suggestions accordingly. However, I can always give you some information regarding rosacea. Rosacea presents with re...  Read Full »

I have red areas on my face. Is this rosacea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 22, and I am pretty sure I have rosacea. My face gets flushed frequently around my nose, a small part of my forehead, and my chin, particularly during summers. I also get small pimple-like bumps on the red areas, especially my nose. Sometimes the tip of my nose also swells up ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest you attach your clinical picture along with your query so that it is convenient for me to comment on your condition. However, if it is rosacea, I would like to mention a few skin care tips here: 1. Avoid having very hot beverages like coffee, tea, an...  Read Full »

I have tiny whiteheads on my chin and jaw area with no signs of itching, pain, and inflammation. Is it rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting tiny whiteheads on my chin and jaw area. They are not painful, do not itch, and have no inflammation. Unfortunately, it is difficult to clearly picture these bumps because they are so small and white. I would not worry about it because, as I said, they are tiny, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. As per the history provided, based on the description and location of the lesions, they may most probably be closed comedones due to excess sebum secretion and clogging of pores. Multiple factors, including hormonal fluctuations, climate changes...  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 psori...  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 Metron...  Read Full »

What are the best medications to treat pimples, white patches in the hands, and heat boils in my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I have skin problems on my nose, there is a big pimple which is red and swollen. Also, on my hand, there are some round white patches. I also get a lot of heat boils (yellow in color) on my body. I have shared the pictures. Kindly refer me ointments and tablets for the cure.  Read Full »

Dr. G.s.s. Sandeep

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). We will use one thing at a time to minimize complication. Acne on your nose is termed as acne rosacea. Start Minoz (Minocycline) OD 65 mg once daily bedtime for 30 days and La Sheild sunscreen 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 »

I have dermatitis on my face, and Cortizone 10 ointment did not help. Will steroids help me overcome dermatitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have dermatitis on my face and Cortizone 10 ointment did not help. It flares up over the past three months. I have tried taking different things out of my diet. I think I need a steroid.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to symptom has differential diagnosis like rosacea, photodermatosis, atrophic skin (orange peel appearance skin), hemorrhagic telangiectasia, or a progressive connective tissue disorder. Avoid using steroids or retenoids on face as it may worsen the lesion. I suggest (con...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between rashes under my eyes and sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash (multiple tiny red spots) under my eye, it appeared after over-moisturizing and applying some kind of skin product under my eye. I have had it for a while and it has not really changed. It gets much worse in the morning. If I sleep badly for multiple nights in a row it s...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is very important to get sound sleep at least for seven to eight hours. Relax and stay calm. Avoid trigger factors that result in inflammation or facial flushing. Drink seven to eight glasses of water daily. Use sunscreen or lotion if available there 20 minutes befor...  Read Full »

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