Signs & Symptoms

Papulopustular Subtype

Characterized by papules and pustules often on a blush of erythema primarily affecting the nose, cheeks, and forehead.  Predilection of lesions on the central aspect of the face, sometimes with central facial edema.  Associated with flushing.

  • This subtype is best treated with topical or systemic antibiotics, topical sulfur or sulfacetamide based lotions, or azelaic acid. Severe cases may require isotretinoin. It is important to note that isotretinoin will not necessarily eradicate all of the features of rosacea, with the notable exception being facial erythema.