Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Chances of getting rhinophyma?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    213

    Default Chances of getting rhinophyma?

    I've done a decent amount of research on the condition just through fear, as many others do I'm sure. One thing I'm interested in is how common it actually is. I know all the sites say that it's "rare" but they never say just how rare. I know it's more common in men, supposedly 12 times more common, but other than that there are no numbers or statistics to go by on how many people actually develop the condition. Also something I was concerned about, if your nose flushes dark red a lot and sometimes swells, does that necessarily mean that you will get rhinophyma? Any support on this would be GREATLY appreciated!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Brady Barrows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Honolulu, HI, USA
    Posts
    4,782

    Default

    There are no numbers or data on this. Subtype 3 is uncommon. It is the most successfully treated subtype of rosacea. For more info:
    http://members.irosacea.org/topic/915-subtype-3/
    Brady Barrows
    Join the RRDi

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    133
    Country: United States

    Default

    Rhinophyma can be very embarrassing, you are not the only person to have these problems. Early rhinophyma may not need surgical intervention, but there are distinct advantages to be under the care of a good doctor who manages this disease. A Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist may be able to direct you, after an examination and evaluation, to some medication to minimize the advancement of this condition. If the creams and lotions you have tried were on your own, see what a consultation helps with your education.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    133
    Country: United States

    Default

    There is no known cause for rhinophyma or rosacea. In the past, it was attributed to excessive alcohol use. However, research has disproven that connection. The condition occurs in people who use alcohol as well as in those who abstain from its use.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    132

    Default

    Another important point is what subtype is associated with Rhinophyma. I have been reading about the symptoms from people posting on this sub-forum section and it seems Rhinophyma sufferers rarely have flushing on the nose and the main symptoms being papules and pustules/swelling/oily. I was surprised at this as I though heavy nose flushing would be the main symptom along with swelling.

Similar Threads

  1. Does Protopic increase chances of skin cancer?
    By Adamklang in forum Similar and co-existing conditions
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 7th February 2017, 01:52 PM
  2. Chances of getting rhinophyma?
    By metiner in forum General rosacea questions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th March 2013, 08:55 PM
  3. Chances of Rhinophyma?
    By Knowledge Seaker in forum General rosacea questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10th February 2013, 02:11 AM
  4. Chances of success with IPL / Laser
    By javier in forum Intense pulsed light and laser
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16th July 2009, 06:37 PM
  5. Accutane - chances of relapses
    By Supersam76 in forum General rosacea questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25th June 2007, 01:04 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •