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
7
Tried for
Rosacea (7)
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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)

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

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Flagyl)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Rosacea (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) 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

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 (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Rosacea (7)
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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)

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

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Mild Depression
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Insomnia (3) Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Flagyl)
Perceived effectiveness
for Rosacea (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Rosacea (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Percocet 5/325)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea if taken on empty stomach
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Inability to handle stress (bad stress reactions) 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (2)

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 1
20s 9
30s 60
40s 114
50s 95
60s 50
70+ 10

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 53
40-49 years 37
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 231
Not Diagnosed 17

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