Rosacea

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What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition involving inflammation of the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, or eyelids. It may appear as redness, prominent spider-like blood vessels, swelling, or skin eruptions similar to acne.

Common symptoms reported by people with rosacea

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with rosacea

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
rosacea (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with rosacea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with rosacea

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for rosacea (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
rosacea (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness somnolence
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision vertigo
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness fatigue
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
increased sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
frequent urination nervousness 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hiccups (hiccoughs) tremor(s)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with rosacea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has rosacea on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 15
30s 59
40s 125
50s 116
60s 73
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 46
30-39 years 62
40-49 years 46
50-59 years 26
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 73
Female 334

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 270
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from rosacea patients who have completed their condition history
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