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    Default Do I have rosacea?

    A few months ago, my nose started going red, and then it became inflammed. It is localised in my nose, but can sometimes flare slighty outwards (especially while I'm in the gym).

    Here's some images I just took:

    http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8986/dsc00396mh.jpg
    http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2496/dsc00399s.jpg

    Looking at the first image makes me feel so, so depressed. I went to the doctors yesterday and have been prescribed with 'Metrogel'. Has anyone had any benefits with this?

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    So far the gel had made one side better, but the other worse. Are you supposed to apply a lot or just a small amount?

    Also, when I look at myself in the mirror it looks way, WAY worse. Is this simply psychological because it's starting to freak me out big time.

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    http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4960/dsc00402dg.jpg

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    I think this is seboreic dermatitis Are you visit dermatologist
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    No, just my GP. What makes you think it's that?

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    Hi Oliver

    You look young (or maybe it's that I'm getting old) LOL! Trying to make you laugh, just a little, perhaps?

    My nephew developed similar to what I see in your photos. Are you sure it's not Acne, since you appear to be young? Just a thought.

    Seb Derm is possibly another answer. I think the reason being is that Rosacea can quite often present on the entire face, it can include blushing/hot flushing/facial redness/p&ps and more. Of course, each person who suffers from Rosacea can have one or more symptoms. It's a bleeping mugs game of guessing sometimes!

    If your GP specialises in so-called 'skin conditions' she/he should be able to diagnose. Sadly, I believe many GPs can't and it's extremely frustrating. I would have to say there also appears to be a lot of Derms out there who don't seem able to diagnose either.

    Ok, not wanting to sound negative but perhaps a visit to a Derm (after a referral from your GP) might be in order. I have my beliefs about what possibly causes some of the health conditions that present on our faces and I don't believe they are 'skin conditions', per se. I do believe many are caused from within.

    Diet might be something you may want to consider. This is not about losing weight, as clearly you don't need to lose any weight. It's about healing from the inside-out, if that makes sense.

    Best of luck with everything and please keep us up-dated on how things go for you.

    Jen

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    Thanks a lot for saying I look young. I was 20 a couple of weeks ago, and was devastated.

    Thank you very much for your feedback. I appreciate it. I have made an appointment with my GP, and will ask him to refer me to a dermatologist ASAP.

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    Hi Oliver,

    yeah, get an appointment with a good derm I would also say. Don't stress too much about it, I'm sure it looks really huge to you, but you really look great and if I wasn't looking for anything I wouldn't even have noticed.. (I don't mean that you are stressing over nothing of course, it's good to get on top of it and make it go away).
    If it's seb derm, then metrocream is really not the right cream for you. Seb derm is treated with antifungal cream and metrocream is an antibiotic cream and does exactely the opposite, so it will worsen the seb derm. Only a dermatologist can tell probably. Typical symptoms of rosacea are redness on the cheeks, flushing, hot flashes and burning of the skin. Then there are other subtypes, but from what I can see you might just have a rash, or eczema, or deb derm. Which are usually much easier to treat, so don't despair.
    Mostly a proper cream will eliminate the rash quickly. But for every different skin condition there are different creams. If the diagnosis would be eczema, then you might want to ask for protopic or elidel as a treatment, instead of hydrocortisone creams. Just in case you do have underlying sensitiity to rosacea. Three day use of hydrocortisone cream on my face (small bits) triggered my rosacea (full blown), from normal skin for 19 years prior. I don't want to scare you, but just warn everyone about it. Only use cortisones if there is REALLY no other option left I would say..

    Best wishes Natalja

    Keep us updated if you want to!
    Best wishes Natalja

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    Nat

    You are so kind and sharing with your reply to Oliver. Fantastic advice. x

    Oliver

    At the ripe age of 20, you ARE young! Enjoy life mate! You only have one of 'em! Please take Nat's advice onboard.

    Jen

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    Red face

    Jen, your sweet, big hug

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    hey buddy that metro crap did the same thing to me in the exact same spots

    i just stopped it last night!

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