Rosacea Fulminans (Pyoderma Faciale) – Complete Information

Rosacea Fulminans, also known as Pyoderma Faciale or Rosacea Conglobata is a rare skin disorder that usually affects women usually between the ages of 15-46. It is a more exacerbated form of rosacea and is characterized by the sudden onset of papules, pustules, cysts, and painful nodules with red-cyanotic centrofacial erythema.

How is it caused?

It is not known how Rosacea fulminans is caused but hormonal, immunological, and vascular factors have been reported.

How to treat Rosacea Fulminans?

Treatment options include corticosteroids, isotretinoin, dapsone, prednisolone, and antibiotics (doxycycline is commonly used).

If the above treatments have failed, try switching to a plant-based diet, avoiding high-glycemic foods, and starting daily meditation for stress management.

How to treat Rosacea Fulminans during pregnancy?

Make sure to consult a doctor before going ahead with the below treatments. They include:

  • Azelaic acid (15% to 20%): You can get it OTC or from a doctor.
  • Niacinamide: Might work only for some individuals.
  • Sulfur: De La Cruz 10% Sulfur Ointment Cream is one product.
  • Use a really good moisturizer: it can help with the dryness.
  • Changing diet and managing stress: is another way to treat rosacea fulminans during pregnancy. You can switch to a plant-based diet, avoid high-glycemic foods, and start daily meditation for stress management
  • Lasers: there are certain laser treatments you can pursue for rosacea fulminans. You can consult a doctor about this.