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Facial hives? Red nose, unknown condition

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  • Posted By: agarcia838
  • July 21, 2008
  • 00:55 AM

Hi, I have had an unknown skin condition affecting my face for nearly two months now. I have some hive-like red spots on my cheeks, above my eyebrows, and under my nose. The bridge of my nose is very dark red. After waiting a month to get into see my dermatologist, he prescribed a low dose of prednisone which seemed like it was helping but the redness never quite went away and appears that it is the same as before I started taking the prednisone, which was for only six days. I have another appointment scheduled another month from now but I can't deal with having this issue right on my face and not knowing how to treat it or what the problem is. I have not started using any new skin products or medications. It does not hurt or itch. Any suggestions on what it may be so I can further my research?

Thanks for your help.

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  • Are you allergic to any foods? Do you have lupus or a medical condition?Sometimes spicy foods can cause this .How are your sinuses? Sometimes a sinus infection can cause the the skin & nose to redden.I'd be careful with the prednasone. Ask the derma to try an antibiotic, like doxy.Hope you get it cleared up soon.~~JerseyLymie
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