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Top 10 Facial Rashes

A skin rash on the face or lesions localizing to the face is common. The differential diagnosis of a facial rash is broad and is impacted by age of the patient, time line of the disease process, associated findings, and, as with all skin diagnosis, the morphology of the rash is key.
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Facial Rashes

Common problems include acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis. Less common but serious diagnoses include systemic lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, and zoster.  

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Acne
Acne
Rosacea
Rosacea
Seborrheic dermatitis Seborrheic dermatitis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis
Impetigo Impetigo
Actinic keratoses
Actinic keratoses
Herpes simplex
Herpes simplex
Zoster (shingles)
Shingles (zoster)
Sarcoidosis