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Good afternoon, I am Dr Elliot and hope that I can help
Are you able to send a photo of these please?
Thank you. I would agree with your suggestion that this could be Acne Rosacea
The diagnosis is essentially clinical and treatment by trial of a topical antibiotic (Metronidazole or branded as Rozex)
If you speak with your GP I am sure they would issue this over the phone for you. I would try it for 3-4 weeks. If it helps then you would then be able to stop it and use it for future flare ups. Alcohol and sunlight are the main triggers for this
Here is a website I find quite useful, the link should provide you with some information
It can get worse but treatment would certainly help stop this
Does this help?
Acne cannot. But you can suppress it so you have no symptoms.
No problem. I would not be concerned. It is more of a problem if it is left for years and results in scarring
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No, most people do not attend with this for a while as most see how it goes as mild symptoms, but it would certainly be reasonable to contact your GP now. I would be keen to have a closer look, and if I still suspected Rosacea I would prescribe a topical antibiotic
For the rash you have shown me, I do not think Fucidin will help. Possibly the hydrocortisone part of the cream would, but I do not believe this is a staph cause and therefore Fucidic acid may not make a difference
Ask them to consider treating it as Acne Rosacea
Does that help?
Thanks - this is a GP condition to treat.