How To Reduce Nose Swelling Rosacea?

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Acne rosacea or adult acne is inflammation and chronic redness of the facial skin that usually affects the cheeks, nose, and forehead. Although it is called acne rosacea, this is not an acne disease. Nose Swelling Rosacea is a skin condition in which the skin of the nose is affected. People who have acne rosacea often have redness and swelling in their skin. Of course, this condition may take time to gradually reduce or be resolved in the shortest possible time.

Regarding the difference between rosacea and acne, comedones (tiny whiteheads) do not exist in rosacea but are abundant in acne. Also, the patient’s history and age help distinguish between these two diseases.

   Usually, those with Nose Swelling Rosacea have red skin that is inflamed and irritated. Usually, this condition occurs mainly on the skin of the nose. Of course, you should keep in mind that this case can include different parts of the body.


What is Nose Swelling Rosacea?

Acne rosacea is a typical skin lesion and rashes on the nose characterized by redness, telangiectasia (prominence of skin blood vessels), redness, and papules and pustules. Therefore, it can be said that this disease has two main parts:

  • Inflammatory part: This part causes papules and pustules on the skin of the nose.
  • Vascular part: This part causes redness, inflammation, and reddening of the skin of the nose.
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What causes nose swelling and rosacea?

There are various reasons why acne appears on the nose; in this regard, we can mention digestive problems or hormonal fluctuations. Also, if some stressful conditions are created for the person, acne will appear on the skin of the person’s nose, and you should keep this in mind.

Patients with this skin disorder are usually more than 30 years old; that is why it is also called adult acne. Of course, you should know that Nose Swelling Rosacea can also occur in children, but the exact cause of rosacea is unknown.

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What are the symptoms of nose swelling rosacea?

Early diagnosis of Nose Swelling Rosacea disease is the first step towards its control. Self-administration of drugs by patients is not repaired in any way. Because many drugs and compounds that are sold in pharmacies without a prescription can cause the disease to worsen. Dermatologists often recommend a combination of treatments depending on the patient’s condition. These treatments can stop the progression of the disease and make it better.

Gradually, within three to four weeks after the start of topical treatment, signs of improvement and reduction can be seen in the case of Nose Swelling Rosacea. Further improvement is usually achieved after two months. The use of oral antibiotics has faster results than the use of topical products. Creams containing corticosteroids may reduce the redness of the skin.

However, these products should not be used on the face for more than two weeks, and strong corticosteroid creams on the face should be strictly avoided. It is better to use such medicinal substances under the close supervision of a skin and hair specialist. 

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You should note that drugs control the disease but do not eradicate it, so there is a possibility of recurrence of Nose Swelling Rosacea after stopping the treatment. Therefore, after controlling the disease, the treatment should be continued for a long time.

The diagnosis of Nose Swelling Rosacea is confirmed based on clinical examination and usually does not require any tests. However, if the lesions are unusual and do not cause the usual symptoms of the disease, a bacterial culture is done to rule out folliculitis.

Also, if the lesions are flaked, a potassium hydroxide test is performed to check tinea (fungal skin infections).

Sometimes rosacea lesions are also observed in the neck, shoulder, ear, and chest. Redness and swelling of the skin may co-occur with other skin lesions, such as telangiectasia (prominence of blood vessels), pustules, and papules. Widespread nose involvement, more common in men, is known as rhinophyma. In the initial stages of the disease, it shows spontaneous recurrence and recovery, but it often progresses and continues for years.

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Differential Diagnoses of Nose Swelling Rosacea

  • Unlike acne, there are no comedones in rosacea.
  • Tinea pistol (fungal infection of the skin).
  • Dermatitis around the mouth.
  • Infectious folliculitis (staphylococcal, gram-negative acne).
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus that causes a butterfly rash.
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What treatment options are available for nose swelling rosacea?

The following are used to treat and reduce Nose Swelling Rosacea:

  • Diet and cosmetics

In order to reduce the complications of this skin disease faster the patient should avoid drinks and spicy and hot foods, as well as alcohol and red wine. These foods make the disease worse.

Avoiding sunlight in this disease is a rule, and the patient should use sunscreen creams with high SPF. Also, cosmetic powder creams with a green base cover the redness of these wastes.

Avoiding sunlight
  • Topical Remedies for Nose Swelling Rosacea

Another practical option to reduce nose swelling rosacea is using Metronidazole gel or solution (such as Metrogel).

Sulfastamide and sulfur lotion are very effective, along with topical treatment with metronidazole.

Using sulfacetamide and sulfur (Sulfacet-R or AVAR) is helpful for the reduction of this inflation in oily skin. This medicine is available in colored and colorless forms. AVAR is available as a cream or gel. A unique green product from AVAR in the form of cream and gel can hide the redness of the skin.

Clindamycin gel (Clindagel) or the use of solution, tampon, or lotion of clindamycin and erythromycin are also effective in the treatment of Nose Swelling Rosacea, but their effect is less than metronidazole.

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  • Oral Remedies for Nose Swelling Rosacea

Treatment of Nose Swelling Rosacea with oral medications is more effective than topical medications, especially for the reduction of papules and pustules. Among the oral therapeutic drugs for Nose Swelling Rosacea, the following can be mentioned:

  1. Tetracycline with a dose of 500 mg twice a day.
  2. Erythromycin (Erythromycin) with a dose of 500 mg twice a day.
  3. Doxycycline at a dose of 100 mg twice a day.
  4. Minocycline at a dose of 100 mg twice a day.
  5. The pustules are usually controlled during 2 to 4 weeks of treatment with high oral antibiotics. In many cases, this mode then responds to lower values. For resistant cases, oral metronidazole with a dose of 250 mg can be used.


  • The right soap

Using suitable soaps can effectively treat and reduce Nose Swelling Rosacea. Soaps containing 10% sulphanilamide and 5% sulfur are considered the best for treating nose swelling rosacea.

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How can I reduce rosacea symptoms at home?

Treatment and reduction of Nose Swelling Rosacea with traditional medicine and herbs

The use of herbal masks can help control the disease, but they should not replace the primary treatment of the disease. Among herbal masks and herbal teas, the following can be mentioned:

  • Chamomile leaf mask.
  • Green tea mask.
  • Lavender mask.
  • Oatmeal Mask
  • Fenugreek tea

The rate of response after treatment cannot be predicted. Recurrent disease should be treated, then the amount of medicine should be gradually reduced to the minimum, providing sufficient control. For chronic and recurrent cases or cases that do not respond to treatment, isotretinoin drugs such as Accutane, Roaccutane, or Dekutane should be used for 20 weeks.

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In this article, we have reviewed the ways to treat Nose Swelling Rosacea, and we have also reviewed the related details. The most crucial point regarding the treatment and reduction of Nose Swelling Rosacea is that a specialist doctor must first diagnose the type of acne, and then based on that, drugs are prescribed to help eliminate Nose Swelling Rosacea faster and we must consider that. 

Take it because it is essential and will be of great importance. Suppose the type of acne is Nose Swelling Rosacea. In that case, we can use brimonidine to eliminate swelling and redness, antibiotics to eliminate inflammation, and metronidazole, azelaic acid, and isotretinoin. Some other alternative treatment methods in this field include exfoliation and massage, various medical care, and laser therapy.

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Author and specialist

Dr. Majid Zahrabi,


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • DHA certificate holder
  • Plantation certificate holder, France
  • Certified holder of Discogol, France
  • A pioneer in the non-surgical treatment of disc herniation in the Middle East and CIS countries.
  • Under the training and coaching of Professor Jacques Theron (founder of Discogel Therapy) since 2008
  • More than 400 successful cervical and 1300 lumbar discogel injections
  • Trained and certified several neurosurgeons and spine surgeons in the Middle East and CIS countries for the treatment of Discogel
  • Strong belief in patient-centered care planning and participation
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Imam Khomeini and Amir Mazandarani Hospital, Sari, Iran, with more than 430 surgeries annually, 2000-2011
  • Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Farmaniyeh, Nikan and Yas Sepid Hospital, Tehran, Iran, with more than 400 surgeries annually, 2011-2012
  • Neurosurgeon at Iranian Hospital, Dubai, 2022-2023
  • Since 2015, he has been working as a reference doctor for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with Discogel and has trained many doctors of spine-related specialties in various countries of the Middle East and CIS in person/practically and online.



  • Individual training sessions under the direct supervision of Professor Jacques Theron in Discogel treatment, 2008-2020
  • Training sessions under the supervision of Professor Thierry Boye on spinal implants, 2007
  • Participation and presentation in several national and international medical and neuro-spinal conferences
  • Board certificate by Iran Neurosurgery Board, 2001
  • Neurosurgery assistant training course, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1996-2001 (In 2001, he graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences with the first rank in the country.
  • His thesis the titled:The Application of human amniotic membrane in repair of dura matter in dogs.” ( It was happening for the first time in the world. )
  • General medical education, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, 1984-1993


Published books:

  • CT scan of the brain for doctors
  • Etiology and treatment of painful spine disorders
  • Atlas of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of spine disorders
  • The most common mistakes in the treatment of spinal disorders
  • Reading brain CT scan in simple language (3rd place in the book of the year)
  • Treatment of head and spine injuries

Publications and articles:

  • Bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of DISCOGEL® (https://www.researchgate.net/)
  • Muscle recovery, reduction of pain, and improvement of movement strategies in patients with lumbar discopathy after injection of Discogel.
  • The article on the initial results of the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection, which won the second-best poster rank at the Pan Arab International Congress of Interventional Radiology (March 14-16, 2015) and was accepted for presentation at the Chicago Pain Congress.
  • The use of human amniotic membrane in dura mater repair in dogs, a study for the first time in the world.



  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2019
  • Chicago International Pain Congress, 2019
  • Iran International Pain Management Congress, 2018
  • Annual Congress of Physiotherapists of Iran, 2018
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Armenia for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2017
  • First Live Workshop and Seminar on Minimally Invasive Disc Therapy (DISCON), 2017
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Azerbaijan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • Seminar of Iranian official managers, 2016
  • Presentation of Discogel as an innovative solution for the treatment of spinal disc herniation in Tajikistan for orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, 2016
  • International Neurological Intervention Congress in Iran, 2014
  • Educational seminar for nurses on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Educational seminar for general practitioners on treatment approaches for head and spine trauma, 2014
  • Speech at the Retraining Seminar for General Practitioners and Specialists in Dubai (Discon) in 2017
  • Speech in the internal retraining courses of Irani Hospital, Dubai
  • Holding lecture sessions and practical workshops on the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation with discogel injection in Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Oman, and Armenia during the years 2015 to 2021.
  • Giving a lecture and holding a practical workshop for neurosurgeons in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City University in 2023

Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.