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Acne rosacea and rhinophyma on the face of a 55-year-old man. Acne rosacea is a reddening of the skin of unknown cause, sometimes accompanied by pustules (pus-containing blisters) that resemble acne. One possible cause is overuse of corticosteroid creams. Treatment is with a long-term course of antibiotics, but the condition can recur for many years before disappearing completely. In rhinophyma, the sebaceous glands become over-active, causing the nose to become excessively oily, along with telangiectases (spider veins) and nose hypertrophy.
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