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Rosacea Definitions

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Rosacea

Understanding the terminology used in the diagnosis and treatment of rosacea, acne, adult acne, acne rosacea, ocular rosacea and dermatitis helps you to communicate effectively and fully understand your rosacea treatment and medication options.

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Finevin® – a heptanedicarboxylic acid used for the treatment of mild to moderate adult acne. Also called azelex acid or azelaic acid.

Florone® – By Dermik, (Diflorasone) topical high to very high potency corticosteroid, used in the treatment seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand names: Florone E®, Maxiflor®, Psorcon™.

Fluex – (Fluocinonide), a high potency corticosteroid medication used in the treatment of inflammation caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand names: Fluonex®, Dermacin, Licon, Lidex, Lidex-E.

Fluonex® – (Fluocinonide), a high potency corticosteroid medication used in the treatment eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. Also sold under the brand names: Fluex, Dermacin, Licon, Lidex, Lidex-E.

Fluonid – (fluocinolone), a topical steroid medication used in the treatment of various forms of dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea

Flurandrenolide – anti-inflammatory low to medium potency topical corticosteroid medication used in the treatment eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand names: Cordran®, Cordran® SP, Drenison®.

Flurosyn – (fluocinolone), a topical steroid medication used in the treatmen eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand names: Derma-Smoothe/FS, Fluonid, FS Shampoo, Synalar, Synalar-HP, Synemol.

Fluticasone – a corticosteroid treatment for seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. Available as a cream or ointment. Also sold under the brand name Cutivate®.

Flushing – Reddening of the face similar to blushing. Occurs when a larger amount of blood flows through vessels quickly and the vessels expand under the skin to handle the flow commonly found in rosacea, adult rosacea, acne rosacea & ocular rosacea.

Folliculitis – (Barber’s Itch) Damaged hair follicles become infected with bacteria, resulting in skin rashes and pimples around the infected follicles. The infection can spread.

FS Shampoo – (fluocinolone), a topical steroid treatment medication for eczema, and psoriasis. Also sold under the brand names: Derma-Smoothe/FS, Fluonid, Flurosyn, Synalar, Synalar-HP, Synemol.

Fungal Infections – Microorganisms that live on the skin cause fungal infections. These microorganisms live off dead skin cells, and are usually not a problem, but under the right conditions they can reproduce rapidly, leading to fungal infection

Fungal keratitis – caused by an injury to the cornea in a rural or farm-like setting or in a place where plant material is present.