Rosacea

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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Kindly suggest the best medicine for rosacea.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 year old female. My past medical history includes rosacea (15 years), perioral dermatitis (7 years), melasma and hyperpigmentation in the upper cheeks for three years and ADHD. I am currently under Noritate, occasional Elidel during flare up and Adderall 2.5 mg daily. My hyper...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, here I discuss everything one by one. You had rosacea and for that you were using Noritate (Metronidazole) and Ziana (combination of Clindamycin phosphate and Tretinoin). Since how long you were using these medicines? For rosacea, new creams have come which are b...  Read Full »

How to treat acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having something like acne. They are superficial spots and a lot of them are mainly on my forehead, jaw and chin area. I am suffering with this problem for over a year now. Also, I have clogged pores and blackheads. I visited a doctor before and he said that he would not do anything ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read the query in detail. Your problem seems to be acne vulgaris. Acne vulgaris is a common skin concern in adolescents and may sometimes persist in adulthood too. It is a skin disorder involvin...  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 heart rate gets stable, the itching and hurt stops. Especially in my face, chest and back, but I do no...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

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

What could be the red, itchy butterfly rash on face other than rosacea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. I have a very bad red, itchy, weeping, scaly butterfly rash on my face which my doctor says is Rosacea. But it has responded to no treatments except steroid cream so far. I also have excessive watering, itching, and swelling of my eyes (ocular rosacea). Not sure if th...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it looks like rosacea. However, the possibility of lupus and allergies to sun exposure can not be ruled out. You should check out for lupus. Steroids are not given in rosacea, as initially, it may give 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 hall marks of rosacea, redness, itchiness and pain in sunlight, blushing, etc. I am becoming very self-conscious of my face and wondered if there is anything I can do to reduce the symptoms. It started almost 10 to 15 yea...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Revert back with the photographs to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq....  Read Full »

Can I use Spectro gel for perioral dermatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with some skin disease. I am pretty sure it is perioral dermatitis, but it could be something else. I have tried steroid creams, Cetaphil cleanser and Spectro gel. But, nothing has changed and I think it has only made it worse. I have also tried to leave it alone. I canno...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and understand your problem. I have gone through your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Periorial dermatitis is a common skin problem with itchy or tender small red papules. The papules usually occur around mouth, nose, eyes...  Read Full »

What causes water bubbles on hand?

Query: Hi doctor, I have water bubbles on my fingers and they are itchy. when I am out in sunlight or when my body heats up, I have a feeling like thousands of ants are crawling and biting my body and my body starts itching. I am very worried. I maintain good hygiene. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the details you have provided and feel it be an allergic condition of skin known as pompholyx. Pompholyx generally causes itching of the hands and feet. Since these body parts directly come in contact with external objects on a day to day basis. The s...  Read Full »

Please suggest chemical peels for rosacea.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My height is 5'5", and weight is 69 kg. I have been suffering from acne, redness and often small, red, pus-filled bumps on my face since I am 14. I visited a lot of dermatologists, but they never able to identify the reason. I have got prescriptions and that never...  Read Full »


Dr. Sunil Kothiwala

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rosacea is a condition which may get aggravates during season change, temperature change, exercise, alcohol and stress. In rosacea, skin becomes very sensitive, and you cannot apply for any other medicines. As you said treatment prescribed by the previous doctor worked fo...  Read Full »

What is steroid-induced rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor,I wanted to ask that what is the difference between steroid induced rosacea and normal rosacea?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A steroid is a medicine used for many dermatological conditions, available in various concentrations and potency. When potent steroids are used on face, it makes the skin thin (atrophy), making it more sensitive. It also makes the tiny blood vessels within the skin ...  Read Full »

Other than Elocon, which ointment apply for rosacea?

Query: Hi doctor, I have steroid induced rosacea. In my childhood I was prescribed Elocon and ever since I have been using the same for my entire skin problem. Hence, if I did not use then my skin starts reacting with itchiness, redness and flushing. I am having this problem for than 10 years. Also, I am ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many people with long-term steroids application have no effect on the redness. However, you stop the ointment immediately. Otherwise, your skin will get them even more and in the future nothing can be done. For the clinical diagnosis of rosacea I would like to get three ...  Read Full »

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