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Redness progression

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:20 pm
by Sccchmidty
I have always had a pinkish rediish tone to my cheeks my whole life. In November I got into a go t tub for a few hours and put my head under and all. My rosacea starting flaring in December with burining and getting worse at night time very badly. My face is a darker red now and it's February and I still have the burning. Did that make my rosacea worse permanentely or will it eventually get better after a while of avoiding triggers?

Re: Redness progression

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:32 pm
by fanny
Welcome
You don't say whether you were prescribed anything, metrogel or finacea are topicals that are often prescribed to help with rosacea symptoms, along with oral antibiotics. Treat your skin gently and avoiding triggers help. As to whether you will have permanent redness I cannot say, however laser treatments like ipl can help with that.
Take care
Fanny

Re: Redness progression

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:39 pm
by Sccchmidty
She hasn't prescribed me anything for it topically of orally. My question is it is 3 months after that and it is still burning and it looks way worse than normal. Will it stay like this or is it still an outbreak or flare up that will clear up?

Re: Redness progression

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:13 pm
by Sccchmidty
Sccchmidty wrote:She hasn't prescribed me anything for it topically or orally. My question is it is 3 months after that and it is still burning and it looks way worse than normal. Will it stay like this or is it still an outbreak or flare up that will clear up?

Re: Redness progression

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:02 pm
by fanny
Hi
You really need to get back in and see your doctor to answer those questions. Also consider going to someone else as that doctor seems to be less than sympathetic.
Best wishes
Fanny

Re: Redness progression

PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:19 pm
by Sccchmidty
Yea I am going to I called her and she said it isn't clinically diagnosed as rosacea yet until I am 30 or something but the symptoms are extremely similar and it burns now so I don't know it of will stay this bad or die down you know

Re: Redness progression

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:56 pm
by fanny
Hi
To give an age of 30 before she diagnoses it as rosacea is misinformed. By the way, I am not saying that is what you do have, but there are many instances of people with rosacea before the age of 30.
All the best to you
fanny