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Rhinophyma

Rhinophyma

Rhinophyma normally presents itself as a bulbous red nose, typically with an oily texture and thickened skin. It was originally thought to be caused by excessive drinking, but this has been proved false in recent years, and it affects equal numbers of drinkers and non-drinkers. The cause isn’t well known, but the treatment is normally drastic. In the early stages acne medication can be used to dampen down the symptoms, whilst more serious cases must be treated with a surgical solution. This involves reshaping the nose with a scalpel or laser, and removing the excess tissue. Unfortunately, the symptoms can return, in which case further surgery will be required.

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The most efficient way of treating rhinophyma is by Carbon Dioxide Laser Ablation. It debulks the tissues and shapes the nose nicely. Rhinophyma is something we undertake regularly and we would be happy to see you. Our clinic is Bedfordshire and the procedure is undertaken under local anaesthetic with or without sedation. www.rhinophyma.co.uk





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Hi I have had Rhinophyma for about 8 years and have been prescribed antibiotics and more recently Metrogel but neither have worked that well. Recently I read an article about a treatment called Coblation but have been unable to find where this treatment is available. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.





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If your rhynophaema is disturbing your life persevere and go back to your gp and insist on being referred to see a dermatologist .. Help is out there but you may need to shout and stamp to get it .. Persevere you Dont have to suffer and the difference surgery can make to your life is wonderful .. Good luck.

Hi, I have had rosacea for two years. I am a 32 year old female. I have been prescribed erthromyocin and I only feel that this is helping a bit. My the spots are spreading and the redness is still there. My nose is now starting to swell. I saw a laser specialist and was told to use a face wash with Salycic acid in it. This made it worse so I stopped using it. The problem is the laser specialist said that unless I unblock the pores he won't look at laser and I now have to wait another 4 months for another appointment. In the mean time my nose is still swelling and I am unsure of what to do?as it's really affecting me and I don't seem to be getting any answers and the time scale is too long as my condition is worsening





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Try altering your diet by cutting out all sugar, wheat, corn and potatoes. Rosacea is a known fungus and it feeds off of the sugar and yeast you eat. So, if your a carb lover, you are more likely to develop fungal issues. If you want more information, please check out www.knowthecause.com and look for The Phase One Diet. It will help you follow the anti-fungal diet. My you find relief soon, Jen

ihave rosacea and mild rhinophyma doctor says i can have surgery will this make a difference.





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Hi has anyone here had laser for early rhinophyma? I think I may have it but dictors are struggling to diagnose it as I am a 24 year old female.

My rhynophema was treated via ent dept although I was referred via my dermatologist .. If it gets worse have surgery .. My op was a big one but I was back at work in two weeks .. Best decision I ever made as I'm living again.

I have suffered terribly with rhynophema for six years .. With absolutely no support from my gp. I became so depressed and the pain was unbearable. But have finally had surgery. General anaesthetic and a three hour operation .. My surgeon is amazing and the results are amazing. I feel that I have my life back and can't thank him enough.





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Do not suffer in silence ! Rhinophyma can be a very embarrasing condition, not least because it is (wrongly) associated with heavy drinking !! Rhinophyma can be easily treated using a Carbon Dioxide laser and this is something that I routinely undertake in my Plastic Surgery Practice. It can sometimes be funded by the NHS but very often it will need to be self funded. Please feel free to contact me regarding this, the procedure takes about 1hr and can be performed under Local Anaesthetic. My website is www.frankconroy.co.uk

Hi Merlyn,who was your surgeon?

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I too have this awful condition and at 64 I feel really devastated as never had bad skin till this came about 3 years ago. I think my doctor thinks because I'm old it doesn't matter but it Is so painful and very unsightly at times that I don't want to go out.I always seem to get a very bad outbreak if something special is approaching like a party to go to,or I want to look my best. I also have thickening of the nose which I hope will not get too bad( it's bad enough as it is) iv been looking for laser treatment were I live but so far only found a doctor in Norfolk who removes thickened skin. I don't drive so that's out! Iv been given Rolex which works for a time but as soon as I put makeup on to cover nose I get a flare up,I have pustules all over nose & very red & sore.one spot is constantly on end of nose. Iv no confidence now & feel very ugly. Saving up for laser treatment which I think il only find in Norfolk unless anyone knows different. I watched the show where the man had his nose re shaped & it was said women don't get it well they DO.





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Plse see my comment above .. Plse Dont carry on suffering .. Insist on surgery it really is a walk in the park compared to living with the disease. Best of luck

After a considerable amount of acne on my nose, I began scratching it and squeezing it to remove spots, which has left my nose very red and inflamed. I thought that it would go away in a few months, but the redness is still there after about a year, and it is confined solely to my nose. I do not believe that there is any significant swelling or thickening of the skin on the nose, and if there is it is very small. I have no idea what I am suffering from, and it is very embarrassing; what is my condition, and how do you alleviate or stop it?





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I have rosacea what are the chances I will have rhynophima my nose is red





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I have a brown mole on the end of my nose can u help me please I have no self confidence because of this

Glycolic acid, salysilic acid peels will help initially but long term you will want to use Retin A. Brown mole on nose - Glycolic acid 70% 10 mins a day on it till it's gone or surgery. Get makeup.

Where can my father have his Rhinophyma surgery? After being on the waiting list with the NHS for years he finally received a letter advising that they will not carry out the surgery anymore as it is cosmetic? My fathers nose has gradullay got worse he is using all the creams available and the lumps have now taking over his nostrils and he has very large lumps is there anything you can suggest we do now? Or are there private surgeries you can advise who specialise in this area?





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I was advised to see max mumison at swansea lazer clinic. I have not been yet as still seeing specialists as not entirely sure its rhinophyma. I have previously had c02 laser treatment at zenith clinic which could be worth checking out I had the recell (spray in skin as well) to minimise scarring. Dr mani is not a rhinophyma expert though where as max mumison I believe is. In the meantime I wait for a diagnosis. 2 other consultants have said Possibly lupus. All I know is my nose has become changed dramatically, period intense flushing, possible fibrosis. Apparently this does not happen to females with no history of rosacea. I beg to differ. Awful condition

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Thank you to Embarressing Bodies. My husband has had a redness appear on his nose with a pussy spot when he got very low when his dad died, It has become worse spreading slightly and very dry and weepy. Sent him to the G.P. today and has been diagnosed with Rhinophyma. He has now waiting as I am typing to see the dr for laser treatment. All in one day! Thank you again. You also gave me the courage to see my G.P. when I prolapsed and I had the op last summer. This show is amazing and gives the public the confidance to seek advice, treatment and hope1 Thank you again!





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