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Born with red cheeks

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  • Posted By: Mrorky
  • February 28, 2007
  • 11:59 AM

Im 14, since im a baby that i have a red tonned cheeks, it aint a very big area, but it's kinda of a strong colour.

I don't think thats Rosacea, because im 14 and I was born with this
PS: I have Pimples but only a few due to acne(i have them in various spots around my face), so they arent Rosacea related...i think...

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  • My child is only 10 yrs old and has the same thing going on. If I recall she had rosy cheeks since she a baby but now it is getting worse. I always thought it was because she was very healthy and ate alot of carrots.Although at the age of 7, she began playing many sports and I notice an increse in redness after her exercicing so I took her to the doctor and dermatalogist several times but they tell me she is ok. Now at 10 yrs old, her condition begins to worsen, she gets red cheeks faster in a shape of a butterfly, and even by taking a warm shower. After researhing, i got very concern with possibly being Rosacea or even lupus. I read that it is not common on children, but many young children have been diagnose with it.I am taking her back to the dermatologist and insisting for her to get special diagnosis of any kind. You should go with a dermatologist and get checked, becuase the more time you take the worst it might get.
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  • in my case i dont think thats lupus or something serious, because i think im getting better during puberty. I've been less warmer, less red but its still a bit annoying.
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  • Dermablend camoflage makeup worked wonder for me. It even covers tattoos. I no its not a fix to the problem but it does mean I can hide it to the world. Look it up on the internet
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  • Thats apparently genetic. I have that. Im 20 now and it's supposed to get better with time and I suppose mine has but its still there. I forget what it's called but it's really common. Anyway, try Urea(sp) cream. I think you can just ask for it, but you may need a prescription
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  • I am 18 and a male and suffer from something similar. Its terrible when I go out or am in an exam or a hot room or after sport or generally having a good time. Sometimes they are grand but alot of the time I get what can only be called hot flushes. I have had lazor treatment but it doesnt seem to work, and being a lad I cant really wear sealer or make up like. It really affects my confidence I must admit.
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    • November 16, 2009
    • 00:31 AM
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  • There is also a genetic syndrome that you could look into called "Bloom Syndrome." The classic symptom is a "butterfly shaped" patch of red skin on the face. The reddness can occur on the arms and the hands too. Some people aren't diagnosed until later on in life. My child is only 10 yrs old and has the same thing going on. If I recall she had rosy cheeks since she a baby but now it is getting worse. I always thought it was because she was very healthy and ate alot of carrots.Although at the age of 7, she began playing many sports and I notice an increse in redness after her exercicing so I took her to the doctor and dermatalogist several times but they tell me she is ok. Now at 10 yrs old, her condition begins to worsen, she gets red cheeks faster in a shape of a butterfly, and even by taking a warm shower. After researhing, i got very concern with possibly being Rosacea or even lupus. I read that it is not common on children, but many young children have been diagnose with it.I am taking her back to the dermatologist and insisting for her to get special diagnosis of any kind. You should go with a dermatologist and get checked, becuase the more time you take the worst it might get.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2010
    • 05:22 PM
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