What causes phymatous rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The cause of phymatous rosacea (also called rhinophyma) is unknown. Phymatous rosacea is thought to be a very severe form of rosacea. It is a relatively rare type of skin disorder that affects the appearance of the nose. It was once thought that phymatous rosacea occurred in people who drank a lot of alcohol, but this has been shown not to be the case.

Phymatous rosacea is a serious skin disorder. If you have any concerns about rosacea in general or phymatous rosacea specifically, talk to your doctor.

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