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, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Rosacea

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

(Oracea)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Rosacea (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Rosacea (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ovace Plus)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Rosacea (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (2) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)

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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Oracea)
Perceived effectiveness
for Rosacea (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Rosacea (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Rosacea (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Rosacea (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ovace Plus)
Perceived effectiveness
for Rosacea (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Rosacea (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Mild Depression 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty sleeping through night Nausea 2 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Heartburn
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Bipolar manic episodes Mania
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Generalized Anxiety Disorder
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (2) Anxious mood (1)
2 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Deadened emotions Panic as it wears off 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with Rosacea, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Rosacea on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 9
30s 61
40s 113
50s 92
60s 43
70+ 8

Sex

Distribution of sex

83% Female
17% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 45
30-39 years 51
40-49 years 37
50-59 years 18
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 225
Not Diagnosed 17

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