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red face

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 28, 2006
  • 08:44 PM

my face seems to always be red on my cheek area (not from acne, although i still get some acne) it's not bright red or anything, but it looks like i have been out in the cold weather for an hour or two. it's been like this for some time now (maybe 3 months) and it doesn't seem to go away. i havent changed my face wash but even if it was the face wash i would think my forehead would be red too, but thats not the case. do you think it's maybe an allergic reaction? the only thing i could think of is that i have developed lactose intollerance, but i have never been so it seems unlikey. any ideas? also, my diet has been relatively unchanged.

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  • bump bump bump
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2006
    • 02:44 AM
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  • Sounds indicative of rosacea also known as "adult acne." One of the many symptoms are pimples, flushing/blushing of the mid face (ie nose and cheeks) which can be attributed to sensitivity of both cold/hot temperatures/drinks/foods and even spicey food as well as stress can cause the prolonged redness of the skin. Metrogel 1% cream or gel (prescription meds) used once a day will help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 31, 2006
    • 07:16 AM
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  • If it is what the person above me mentioned, use the gel and also remember to moisturize (alcohol free) because it drys out the skin. Try to adjust your lifestyle to suit this condition to help maintain normal skin for as long as you can! GL. :rolleyes:
    eQuinox` 11 Replies
    • January 12, 2007
    • 06:17 AM
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  • Is this Metrogel the best/only thing out there? I'm looking for help also, not really sure what is going on with me. I'm 23yr old male in very good health, exercise most days and would like to belive I eat right & drink a ton of water. I used to have acne so used a lot of cleansers for that quite a few years back and I wonder if all those possibly permanetely damaged my skin? Anyways, I am blonde hair blue eyes and fair skin so I know that has a lot to do with it but my face hasn't always been red. Seems like maybe the last 4 years more so and seems to be getting redder all the time. Doesn't so much come and go, seems my face is always red nowdays and it is really discouraging. Any advice or help?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 10:11 PM
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  • buummmmpppp
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  • [Have you got any other symptoms, like sore eyes, does it feel like its burning, how old are youif that not a rude question
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  • bump bump bumpppp
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 29, 2007
    • 02:19 AM
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  • Is this Metrogel the best/only thing out there? I'm looking for help also, not really sure what is going on with me. I'm 23yr old male in very good health, exercise most days and would like to belive I eat right & drink a ton of water. I used to have acne so used a lot of cleansers for that quite a few years back and I wonder if all those possibly permanetely damaged my skin? Anyways, I am blonde hair blue eyes and fair skin so I know that has a lot to do with it but my face hasn't always been red. Seems like maybe the last 4 years more so and seems to be getting redder all the time. Doesn't so much come and go, seems my face is always red nowdays and it is really discouraging. Any advice or help?You may or may not have this...Roseaca is also known as the Celtic Curse, because it is most often found in fair-skinned people whose ancestry is Irish, English, Scottish. Typically it's on the cheeks but most common is a butterfly pattern across your nose, which I have. It can be all over.My family is Irish, rosacea hit me out of nowhere at age 25 and was initially very bad. The prescription cream actually made it worse. There are tiny blood vessels underneathe the layers of skin that cause the redness.Things that will make it worse (another reason for the Celtic reference) is alcohol. Don't drink! Anti-histamines like pseudo-ephedrine, also make it worse. Both affect blood pressure. Sun and sunscreen aggravate mine so I use zinc oxide and/or stay out of the sun. Eucerin redness relief products are awesome. Some facial peel kits (RoC Skincare) can also be a great help.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 20, 2007
    • 05:22 PM
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  • Take a close look at your skin. usually the red coluor is caused by underlying thin broken capillaries caused by extreme weather diet etc. Are the sides of your nose red too? Laser treatments are costly but extremelly effective for this condition as it can get rid of the red pinkish colour on cheeks. Also protecting your skin daily with an spf can prevent further damage.
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