Doctor gave me a new med (lotion) to try and said I DO have a very mild form of the rhinophyma but that if any true lumps began to appear, he'll send me to a plastic surgeon right away.
Thankfully, he gave me samples and a reduced price card for the med.
Rosacea is a cutaneous disorder primarily of the central part of the face , such as forehead; cheeks ;nose; and chin. Avoid the sun and hot weather, spicy foods, alcohol, and hot beverages. Also try to reduce stress as it may precipitate attacks.
Treatment options for rosacea vary from antibiotic creams, antihistaminics, sun screens to laser treatment. You should wear long sleeved cotton clothes and apply sun screen with a minimum spf of 30 atleast half an hour before going out in the sun.
Since you are using antibiotics which have proven ineffective, using alpha-hydroxy acid peels may help relieve redness caused by irritation, and reduce papules and pustules associated with rosacea. You can get them done. Also, treatment of flushing and blushing has been attempted by means of the centrally acting α-2 agonist clonidine, but it is better if you avoid the triggers which may cause such blushing. Otherwise you can go in for vascular laser (single wavelength) or intense pulsed light (broad spectrum).
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you doctor. I only have this on my nose (at age 62!). I've used Metrogel for 2 nights now and will see my dermatologist again in 6 weeks.
I don't drink or 'sun tan' but do live in the south so it gets quite hot in the summer. I'll be sure to take your advice.
I'm most concerned because of the places on my nose.