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Red Face and body - Not Rosacea (i think)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 1, 2007
  • 03:48 PM

I have erythema type syptoms (red face) but I don't think it is Rosacea as i don't have all the symptoms that come with it.

I have tried Rosacea products and they work for a few minuits then the effect wears off.

I'm not aloud to go to the doctor as my mum and dad say 'you've had it all your life, it's just good circulation'. So I can't get an official diagnosis from anyone.

Please help!

Thanks in advance, Jimmy.

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  • Hi Jimmy,That isn't quite enough information, so may I ask a few questions? If you answer, I'll be able to consider it farther.Do you have this all the time? If you didn't see it in a mirror, do you have any other symptom that goes with it, that would let you know it is there? Do you see it on your face in old pictures of you?Besides putting on lotion, does anything else seem to make it better?Does anything make it worse?So, those are the questions. Probably the easiest way to answer, is to copy the questions, and answer them one by one.Best,Shula
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  • Well, I have it all the time but mostly when i have been walking/exercising or in cold or hot temperatures. It gets REALLY BAD when I exercise vigorously (i do ice hockey).I don't think there are any other symptoms except:. When I'm hot, my skin goes red (all over). When I'm cold, my skin goes blue and you can see my veins.. I constantly have puffy eyelids (slightly below eyelids).. I have a fat face but I am thin everywhere else.I don't know if any of these are related to the problem though.I have seen some photos in which I looked normal but they are from about 5 years ago.I don't know if this helps but I've been on Codliver Oil tablets for 5 years too, they have been said to cause liver related problems when taken in excess.Thanks, please reply,Jimmy
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  • Oh and, I haven't found anything else that makes it better yet apart from the lotions.
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  • Hi Jimmy,Your description does sound like there is something going on, that would give you these symptoms. It also sounds like you are quite intelligent, and that makes me wonder why your parents would push aside your complaints.How old are you? Are you in school?The thing about the cod liver oil seems easy enough to test: stop taking them for a while, and see if that helps. But I am left wondering why you started taking them 5 years ago. While it could be just coincidence that these two things started around the same time, and it could be causal, it also may be that whatever got you to start taking the tablets in the first place, could also be causing the redness.Oh, and third question, what country are you in?Best,Shula
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  • Jimmy, you are experiencing facial flushing...google it...you will find it happens with exercise or increased physical activity...I know, I have it too...What country do you live in?...How old are you?...mommy cat
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  • I'm 13 and only recently has it got worse (this year). I thought It could be to do with a high amount of red blood cells, so i tried to eat less iron, i only started today so i don't know if it's working. BTW I live in England so it's certainly not sunburn!Thanks you guys,Jimmy
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  • My skin does the same thing. My Dad's face is also red all the time. I recently started taking Greens+ and the redness in my face seemed to diminish significantly. I chock it up to the liver cleansing properties of the Milk Thistle and Choline (Lecithin) that is in it. I'm going to try just Milk Thistle to see if that has the same effect.
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  • Hi Jimmy,I'm sorry your parents aren't responding to your concerns in a more attentive manner. It is the unfortunate postion of being a kid...hard to get folks to listen to you.But that doesn't leave you without a place to turn. If you are in school, perhaps you could consult with the school clinic? Or perhaps you could convince your parents by writing out a full description of how things have gotten worse, detailing the symptoms? Of course, that kind of option might leave them being even more convinced that you are just "looking for attention." Here are a couple more questions: what is your resting pulse rate, and your exercise pulse rate? When your face is most flushed, can you take your temperature, and see if it is normal, or high? You say that the lotion helps, but doesn't last. Have you tried putting on lotion that is just normal face lotion (maybe something your mother uses)? The reason I ask this, is because I am wondering if it is the action of applying lotion, or the actual ingredients that is doing the trick. Try that experiment, and let me know the results.Finally, is there some reason your parents wouldn't want you to see a doctor? If you asked them to see one, just so YOU would feel more relaxed, might they go for that? Do they not have proper health insurance? Is there something bad (cost, secrets) they think would happen if they let you go to the doctor? Do you go once a year to at least get a regular health checkup?Looking forward to your responses,Shula
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  • Jimmy...heavy face with thin extremeties?...you may want to look at Cushing's syndrome also..did you google facial flushing? that's exactly what happened to me when I would exercise...my dr advised me against it for a bit and it did get better...good luck...mommy cat
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  • Hi Jimmy,I'm sorry your parents aren't responding to your concerns in a more attentive manner. It is the unfortunate postion of being a kid...hard to get folks to listen to you.But that doesn't leave you without a place to turn. If you are in school, perhaps you could consult with the school clinic? Or perhaps you could convince your parents by writing out a full description of how things have gotten worse, detailing the symptoms? Of course, that kind of option might leave them being even more convinced that you are just "looking for attention." Here are a couple more questions: what is your resting pulse rate, and your exercise pulse rate? When your face is most flushed, can you take your temperature, and see if it is normal, or high? You say that the lotion helps, but doesn't last. Have you tried putting on lotion that is just normal face lotion (maybe something your mother uses)? The reason I ask this, is because I am wondering if it is the action of applying lotion, or the actual ingredients that is doing the trick. Try that experiment, and let me know the results.Finally, is there some reason your parents wouldn't want you to see a doctor? If you asked them to see one, just so YOU would feel more relaxed, might they go for that? Do they not have proper health insurance? Is there something bad (cost, secrets) they think would happen if they let you go to the doctor? Do you go once a year to at least get a regular health checkup?Looking forward to your responses,ShulaHi, thanks for replying.Well, i'm pretty sure that it is the ingredients in the lotion i use, as they all have 'soothing powers' and when i used my mum's lotions my face got hot and red (i think my skin is sensitive).And my mum says that the doctor will say that it's just the way i am and you can't change it. We don't have any financial difficulties ect. either.At my school the teacher just tells me to 'wash your face and get a drink' so no help there i guess. And my pulse when still and relaxed is 75bpm, my pulse after exercise (when red) is about 145bpm. Why does this matter? My blood pressure is healthy.What do you think about my iron idea? Could it work?Thanks,Jimmy
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  • Yer, There's quite a good chance it's Cushing's syndrome that I have because I also have many of it's symptoms e.g. stretch marks, acne etc.How can I treat this without medicine (what everyday food contains the healing ingredients). Thanks,Jimmy
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