At Your Appointment

Rosacea Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • How well is your rosacea medicine controlling your symptoms? Do you feel it is effective?
  • Have you been able to identify any rosacea triggers that affect you?
  • What products do you use on your skin and hair, including shampoos, hair products, soaps, lotions and cosmetics?
  • Are you using a daily sunscreen on your face? Which one?
  • How is rosacea affecting your confidence and social interactions?
  • Describe your symptoms. Are you having facial redness, bumps or pimples?
  • Have you noticed these symptoms on other areas, such as the neck or chest?
  • What seems to make your skin better or worse?
  • Have you tried any over-the-counter treatments? If yes, have they been effective?
  • What other medicines do you take, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and supplements?
  • Do you have a family history of skin problems, including rosacea?
  • Are you experiencing any side effects from your rosacea medicine?
  • What have you done so far to treat your rosacea? How well do you think it's working?
  • What have you done so far to treat your rosacea? How well do you think it's working?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have rosacea?
  • How do you diagnose rosacea?
  • Could another medical condition be causing or contributing to my skin problems?
  • Is rosacea the same thing as acne?
  • Do I have risk factors for rosacea?
  • What treatments are available for rosacea?
  • What is the best rosacea treatment for me?
  • What are the side effects of the treatment you are recommending?
  • How long is it safe to use this treatment?
  • When can I expect to see improvements in my skin?
  • How should I care for my skin? Are there products I should use or avoid?
  • What is the next step if this treatment doesn't work?
  • Are there other medications that would do a better job of controlling my rosacea?
  • Do my new or different symptoms mean that my rosacea is getting worse?
  • What else do you recommend I do to manage my rosacea?
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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS
Last Review Date: 2018 Dec 20
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. All About Rosacea. National Rosacea Society. https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php
  2. Rosacea. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rosacea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353820