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Rosacea

Combination treatments can effectively manage many of the symptoms long term, despite no available cure.

Topical treatment for rosacea may take up to 8 weeks, sometimes longer, to assess the effectiveness, although oral treatments may be recommended if the inflammatory symptoms are moderate to severe in presentation.  Sometimes the oil-secreting glands on the nose may cause the nose to become red and enlarged with a thick, coarse appearance. This is known as rhinophyma and requires surgical management.

Appropriate daily skin care and a high factor UVA/UVB Sunscreen is essential for individuals diagnosed with this chronic inflammatory skin condition and it is recommended this underpins any prescribed skin care regimen for effective long term management.

Treatment recommendations are made following a thorough consultation. If necessary, specialist referral is recommended if eye involvement is suspected.