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Psoriasis and Rosacea: What You Need to Know

Dr. Barry Lycka - October 10, 2017

Skin disorders like rosacea and psoriasis each affect the skin in a different way, but both can be extremely frustrating and painful for our amazing clients. At Barry Lycka MD & Associates, we want to make sure our clients know what makes these two conditions different from one another.

Fresh Face Free of Psoriasis

There are some key differentiators to watch for if you are experiencing constant redness and irritation in the skin, and once you present your symptoms to your general practitioner to receive a proper diagnosis, Dr. Lycka and his team can prescribe the best course of treatment.

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a skin condition that appears when certain facial blood vessels enlarge, giving the cheeks and nose a flushed appearance.


Common symptoms of rosacea include:

  • Constant redness
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Acne-like bumps and pimples
  • Stinging and/or burning
  • Flushed face
  • Dry skin

How to Treat Rosacea

Rosacea will not improve if it goes untreated, which is why it’s important to get educated on the non-invasive treatment options available at Barry Lycka MD & Associates, which include:

  • Prescription creams
  • Prescription antibiotics
  • Pulsed dye laser therapy

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a painful skin disease that can be linked to conditions like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy and arthritis. It commonly occurs on the knees, elbows, scalp, torso, palms or bottoms of the feet.

Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of this condition, and symptoms can include:

  • Painful, itchy and inflamed lesions
  • Fingernail and toenail disorders
  • Scaly plaques or crust on the scalp

How to Treat Psoriasis

Psoriasis-treating products include:

  • Gloves in a Bottle
  • Cloud Vitamin B3 Niacinamide
  • Prescription cream
  • Prescription pills

Psoriasis-treating procedures include:

  • Pulsed dye laser therapy

If you are experiencing any of the rosacea or psoriasis symptoms, we encourage you to book a consultation at Barry Lycka MD & Associates online or by calling 780.425.1212 today!

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