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I would like to know please whether I have Acne or Rosacea?

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JA: Hi. What do you want help with?
Customer: I would like to know please whether I have Acne or Rosacea?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no not yet, I am not taking any medications. I am using a light therapy device for acne.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 1 year ago.

Hi, Dr. Stan here to help you today. Several questions:

Are you male or female?

How old are you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi I am a Male, 37 years old.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do Rosacea spots leave red inflammatory marks when healed?
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 1 year ago.

Rosacea, when not flaring, has reduced red areas. There is no current cure, but there is control. Rosacea can cause severe redness and pimples on the nose, cheeks forehead and chin. If the onset was after puberty, starting in your 20's, it is most likely Rosacea and not simple acne. Common triggers for Rosacea include sun exposure, very hot or very cold weather, alcohol, very hot foods, spicy foods, intense exercise and stress. Your Dermatologist can offer treatment to minimize flare-ups.

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Expert:  Dr Stan replied 12 months ago.

Hi, How are you feeling? Any additional questions regarding Rosacea?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hi do Rosacea spots lave red inflammatory marks behind?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have red inflammatory marks on temples that have faded but turned light brown colour, like hyperpigmentation, is this normal?
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 12 months ago.

Yes, this may be part of Rosaceae. Without treatment, there can be flare-ups more frequently. These same areas may again get inflamed and turn bright red and scaly.

Expert:  Dr Stan replied 12 months ago.

Have you scheduled an appointment with a Dermatologist?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have a few blackheads and whiteheads on my face as well?
Expert:  Dr Stan replied 11 months ago.

May be two different problems, but Rosacea may be associated with whiteheads. Have you rated my responses? If not please leave a positive rating. Thank you.