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Red marks/spots on nose after sun exposure a year ago
An_246613 posted:
I was recently diagnosed with rosacea by a 'professional' dermatologist who saw me for no more than 5 minutes in his office. He prescribed Metronidazole Topical Cream 0.75%. I went to see him after the tip of my nose has been red for about a year after exposing my face to the sun for a long period of time, especially once that I lied down on the grass to read a book for aprox. 2 hrs.

The Metroni.. hasn't done anything to get rid of the red spots, or my patchy nose, (I've used it for almost 4 weeks)

I remember that one time as being the major reason why my nose became patchy and red on the tip, because right after the exposure my nose got red and hasn't changed ever since to its normal tone.

My nose is patchy now, some small spots are not discolored, meaning they almost have the right tone that I've always had.

I find it very strange to be diagnosed with rosacea since that skin problem, I believe, is almost always accompanied by pustules, and it seems a serious problem.

I've always suffered from mild acne, especially on my nose, for which I've been using Neutrogena for the past 5-6 years. The day of the exposure I most likely wasn't wearing any or very little sun screen, and I also must have been using the neutrogena during those days, making my face more vulnerable to the elements due to the benzoyl peroxide and other chemicals in the Neutrogena.

In general, I've always had a normal skin tone, and I find it very hard to believe that I'm suffering from rosacea after that sun exposure, and perhaps other times that I went to beach.

Having my nose like this for almost a year now is becoming more annoying as time goes by and I can't get rid of this.

I got a peeling in a not so fancy salon two months ago, (way before being prescribed Metronidazole) but it did nothing to solve the problem. Either it wasn't applied the right way or I need to get several peelings to see a difference. (I know you have to wait several weeks in between peelings).

What about a Photofacial or another topical solution more efficient?
I really need to get my face back to normal for it's affecting my confidence at this point.

Thank you for your help.

casperatos responded:
Dear Sir/madam,

For my Masters' thesis I am looking for (English) people who have Rosacea or who have a family member with Rosacea.

I have developed a survey about Rosacea and your input will provide me of important information that will reinforce the outcome of my thesis. The survey is anonymous. It will take around 7 minutes to complete.

Title: "Market research on Rosacea in the UK"

I would deeply appreciate your help in filling out this survey. Click on the link below to fill in the survey:

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. If you like I can send you the results of the survey afterwards
Thank you in advance for taking a moment of your time!

Wishing you all the best.
Kind regards,


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