Rhinophyma

  • Alternative Names

    Bulbous nose; Nose - bulbous; Phymatous rosacea


    Symptoms

    Symptoms involve an abnormal appearance of the nose:

    • Bulb-like (bulbous) shape
    • Many oil glands
    • May be reddish
    • Thickening of the skin
    • Waxy, yellow surface

    Signs and tests

    Rhinophyma may usually be diagnosed without any testing. A skin biopsy may be needed to confirm the diagnosis in unusual cases.


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Rosacea