Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Circumoral Dermatitis Overview

Another name for Circumoral Dermatitis is Acne Rosacea.

What is acne rosacea?
A person with acne rosacea has a chronic condition that is caused by inflammation of the skin on the face. Acne rosacea causes skin flushing, skin redness and pimples.

What are the symptoms of acne rosacea?
Acne rosacea causes facial redness, and facial flushing that may wax and wane. There may be enlargement of the blood vessels in the skin. Over time, there may be enlargement of the nose.

How does the doctor treat acne rosacea?
Acne rosacea is usually treated with antibiotics and a variety of topical corticosteroid ointments and creams.

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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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