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What are the risk factors for phymatous rosacea?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It was once thought that one of the main risk factors for phymatous rosacea, also called rhinophyma, was heavy alcohol consumption. But it has been shown that phymatous rosacea, which causes thickening of the skin around the nose or a bulb-like shape of the nose, occurs equally in people who drink alcohol and those who do not.

Men are at higher risk for developing phymatous rosacea than women. Stress is another risk factor. Any form of rosacea can flare up during times of high stress, and flare-ups may then cause additional emotional stress.

In phymatous rosacea the skin around the nose may also be red or may have a waxy, yellow surface. If you are concerned about your risk for developing phymatous rosacea, talk to your doctor or dermatologist.

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