British Skin Foundation - Acne

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Postby Maryemm1 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Is Rosacea a form of Acne? If so, how does it differ from "true" Acne?
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Re: Wondering

Postby Dr Ed Seaton on Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:53 pm


Thanks for your question. Rosacea and acne are thought to be completely different conditions. Rosacea causes facial redness, often flushing and sometimes acne-like spots. The flushing can last over an hour and is brought on by exercise, temperature change, alcohol, hot drinks and spicy food. Rosacea usually occurs mid-adult life, although this is variable. It is unusual in teenagers, which is when acne is commonest. Acne usually occurs earlier and often causes blackheads and whiteheads which are not a feature of rosacea.

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