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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The following are used to treat and reduce Nose Swelling Rosacea:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.