Rosacea is a common condition suffered by people aged 30 and older. While it is not life threatening, it often causes the misery of skin irritation and a loss of confidence.  It can cause pimple-like pustules and reddening of the facial skin, which may develop into inflamed cheeks, enlargement of the nose and watery and sore eyes.  Small blood vessels often become very visible on the face.  There is no cure for rosacea but there are a number of effective treatments.

Your first step should be to consult a Dermatologist such as Dr. Geller and his team at The Dermatology Specialists, who have a wealth of experience in diagnosing and treating such conditions.  Lessen the chance of triggering an “attack” by staying out of the sunshine and avoiding heat, spicy foods, and alcohol. Wearing an SPF30 sunscreen is recommended.  The affected skin can be treated with topical and oral antibiotics as well as other medications to provide relief.

Diagnosis of rosacea and skin rashes in NJ can involve some detective work.

Skin rashes can afflict people of all ages from infants to the elderly and all walks of life. Many can appear similar to the untrained eye, which is why it is so important to consult a specialist.

Itchiness, discoloration, changes in texture, blisters, and swelling are all common elements of rashes.  Pinning down the exact cause may require reviewing a patient’s background, lifestyle, medications, and medical history.  To help identify the cause, you may need a superficial biopsy, which is so simple that it can be done during your visit to the office.  Patch testing to identify a possible allergic cause of your rash may also be recommended.


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