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Permanent facial redness (not rosacea or keratosis pilaris!)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 24, 2010
  • 03:39 PM

I've had a red face from forehead to chin since I was born. I've been to dermatologists, researched as much as I could and can't find the answer to why my face is permanently red. I have no other symptoms of rosacea or keratosis pilaris except erythema so please don't suggest these. My face is not sensitive or itchy or anything like that. My red face sharply sticks out from the rest of my body which is fairly white. I do flush but no more than normal. I don't have any sun damage because I always wear sunscreen when I'm outside for more than 45 minutes. The redness is very even across every part of my face and is not blotchy at all. I have no bumps on my face.

I consider myself to be lucky because I am healthy in every way except this redness which I hate so much! I am currently 16 years old and my parents think I'm crazy but they have normal colored faces and don't hear what I hear. People always ask me why my face is so red but I just tell them I don't know. :( What could be causing this redness and is there any way to deal with it besides make up? (I'm a guy so that's not an option) The only thing I can compare it to is like rosy cheeks that people have as a baby that never go away except it covers every inch of my face! Any ideas?

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  • I am 20 yrs old and have been red faced since I can remember. In second grade they nick named me Ruby.It bothers me all the time,when I see all these girls who have the perfect skin tone. I feel like it holds me back from speaking out. In fact the only time I speak out is when im really mad so when ppl ask me why my face is red I can tell them its bc im mad! But I do have a bf and when my face goes red and I read the red face comments about early rosacea he assures me he will still love me. =-)
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