What is phymatous rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Phymatous rosacea is a relatively rare skin disorder that affects the appearance of the nose. Also called rhinophyma, phymatous rosacea is thought to be a very severe form of rosacea. The exact cause is unknown. Symptoms of phymatous rosacea include a bulb-like shape to the nose that is generally very red with thickened skin. The nose may also have many oil glands or a waxy, yellow surface.

If you have questions about phymatous rosacea or treatment options, talk to your dermatologist or doctor. Treatment options are available to help with this skin disorder.

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