Rhinophyma is a descriptive term for a large, bulbous, ruddy appearance of the nose caused by granulomatous infiltration, commonly due to untreated rosacea. Mainly due to hypertrophy of the skin tissue and sebaceous glands of the nose, this disease most frequently affects men that are between the ages of 30 and 50. Indeed, the development of sebaceous glands and the thickening of the skin are accompanied by a significant proliferation of blood capillaries, which result in swelling of the nose. Those most at risk are people with fair skin, or skin that blushes easily and is prone to acne rosacea.
In the first stage, rhinophyma is manifested by the appearance of erythema on the face, mainly on the area around the nose. The nose turns red easily due to flushing caused by temperature changes or emotion. The skin becomes dry and burning sesnsations are felt.
In the second stage of the disease, hot flashes become frequent, especially after meals, and the nose’s small blood vessels and papules become easily visible. Pimples may also be observed on the nose. The eyes become red, dry and irritated.
At an advanced stage, the nose is covered with nodules, swells up and turns red. We can then say that the patient suffers from rhinophyma.
If the disease is caused by a factor of emotional origin, it is advisable to take Pulsatilla 4 to 9 CH. This remedy mainly acts against the dilation of blood vessels, much like Arnica montana 4 to 5 CH. Lachesis 5 to 9 CH is also suitable to treat this condition.
In women, if rhinophyma mainly occurs during menstruation, it is recommended to take Eugenia jambosa 4 to 5 CH. Otherwise, Sanguinaria 4 to 7 CH and Agaricus 4 to 5 CH are also effective in relieving symptoms and tackling the disease.
If the disease’s symptoms persist and show no sign of improvement despite the administration of homoeopathic remedies, it is necessary to consult a doctor. Moreover, if it appears that rhinophyma is of psychological origin, consultation with a specialist will be necessary. In addition, do not wait until the disease gets worse to seek medical attention. Finally, know that people with potential blood circulation problems must do so without delay.
Good to know: Administering homoeopathic remedies from the onset of the first symptoms of rhinophyma helps to relieve and treat the pathology. This early homoeopathic care will help avoid the need for surgery, which is usually the last resort to treat rhinophyma.