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Unexplained rash on face of 13 year old

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2007
  • 06:52 AM

My daughter had a fever last December. On about the third day, she woke up with a rash on her face the was fine, rough and reddish. It was mostly on her cheeks and a little on her forehead and nose. It seemed to get better, then worse again when she'd take a shower. We kept thinking it was going away, then it will come back, especially if she's hot or upset. We've taken her to a doctor, who referred her to a dermatologist (who can't see her until May!) and I've taken her to an aesthetician, who thought it looked like rosacea, but doesn't think it's possible in someone so young, and to have it come up so suddenly. I'm very, very concerned and was wondering if there is ever a case of a fever triggering rosacea in someone of her age (neither my husband nor I have rosacea). I'm very worried about waiting until May to get an answer on this.

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  • Certainly lupus needs to be ruled out but at her age acne or eczema or peri oral dermatitis is in the differential.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 00:03 PM
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  • Any fever/flu like symptoms accompanied with rash needs to have Lyme Disease ruled out, the rash is not always the typical ring shaped, suggest you go to a special Lyme lab such as IGENEX.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 03:42 PM
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  • I should clarify. She is not sick otherwise. The fever last December only lasted about 3 days (and my other daughter and I also were ill at the same time, but didn't get a rash). It does look like perioral dermatitis (saw photos of this on the internet), but is not so concentrated around her mouth - more on her cheeks. It seems very connected to heat. If she doesn't get hot for several days, it almost goes away. Does a lupus rash act like this? Thanks so much for replying to a very worried mom. (I'm losing sleep over this!)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 05:03 PM
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  • My husband is having a bad rash on his chest and back. I researched lupus really hard because his sister has it but noone else in the family. If it goes cheek to cheek over the bridge of her nose it is called a butterfly rash, linked with lupus. Really check it out. Good luck
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2007
    • 04:14 AM
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  • I am 13 and I have rashes on my face as well, only not sure what it is exactly. I started having these rashes( something like it) since I was 7. Now I am diagnosed with allergies of dust, but it doesnt seem to be the problem. But here is a cream that would probably help, as it soothes my itches and redness on the rash, 'Becogem cream'.It seems that my skin has gone even worse now since I lost my cream, I wonder if there is any oral medicine that can stop it.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 23, 2009
    • 00:26 PM
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  • i am thirteen as well...a while ago i thought my cheeks were just rosy...(i dont like my cheeks rosy if that is it ) but anyway, i thought they were naturally rosy. but latey it hasnt changed or dulled. and i now noticed i have bumps on it in small clusters in random places. my sister says it is under the skin acne.... any advice????
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