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Rosy cheeks, arms etc.
An_207913 posted:
Hey everyone,

I have been dealing with rosy cheeks my whole life. At first i was diagnosed with mild eczema...I started topical treatments which didn't seem to be having an effect on the redness. I also noticed that the backs of my arms are rosy. My cheeks, nor back of my arms never itch, never get pimples, etc. I looked up rosacea too and it doesn't look like what I have.

My cheeks have a big red blotch on both of them. I hate this because it makes me self-conscious. I feel like i cannot do ANYTHING unless i put make up on to hide the red.

I just want something that will help reduce redness...and a correct diagnosis of what it is exactly on my face and arms.

i appreciate it.
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Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
Hi, Anon. There is a form of rosacea in which you don't get the pimples, but you get dilation or enlargement of the blood vessels of the face. People with this type of rosacea tend to blush or flush easily, especially with temperature changes, sun exposure, exercise, drinking red wine, or eating spicy foods. If there are overlying skin changes, like dryness, there are various skin conditions that it could be. I'm afraid that you're going to have to show your skin to a dermatologist. Not only will you find out the source of the problem, but she may be able to treat it as well. Good luck.
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why "she"

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