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Red nose!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 11, 2006
  • 01:48 PM

I've had a red nose since I was 14. I'm now 32 and it's still there - no better, no worse. It suddenly started (after a very hot holiday in Italy - ?related) and it's always been permanent. It's always been diagnosed as rosacea but it is not associated with any papules, pustules or comodones. It is not aggravated by sun, spicy food, heat, emotion etc. It doesn't burn. In fact, my nose is the coldest part of my face! It is uniformly red - except for a few (3 or so) spiderly blood vessels. It's never responded to any of the rosacea treatments - not even slightly.

I have psoriasis as well which started in my early 20's. Very mildly - guttate psoriasis and I get plaques on my forehead and back (but never on my nose).

Any help? Please! I wear make up every day to cover the area and would love one day to go out the house without my 'face' on!

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