(Phymatous rosacea) – Rare.

Rhinophyma - L view nose, Dr. Jerry TanRhinophyma, Front view nose, Dr. Jerry TanRhinophyma, rosacea_rhinophima, Dr. Jerry TanLooks like: thickened, bumpy, red skin resulting in enlargement of the affected area with a bulbous appearance. Small blood vessels are visible.

The most common site is the nose (known as rhinophyma) but can also affect the chin, forehead, cheeks or ears.

Appears after many years of disease activity. Mainly men are affected.

Feels like: may feel tender or sore or have symptoms seen in other types if have that form at the same time.

Important to know

Each type of rosacea can be mild, moderate or severe.

Some people have two types at the same time.

Rosacea may slowly get worse over many months or years if not treated.

For a small number of people, there is a progression from one type of rosacea to another.

There are many conditions that look like rosacea. See your physician or dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Images courtesy of Dr. Jerry Tan

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