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    birdsong says, ""My derm spends 2 minutes with me and puts a peel on my face...."

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    Nana says, "I feel the doctors send me to derms, and the derms could care less! They are always so short; they don't listen, they don't explain anything, and they hustle their patients out of the office! oh lalala I just wish I knew what was happening!" post #4 12/12/11
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    m0rph says, "After seeing the first dermatologist I was extremely frustrated, depressed, sad, etc. The consultation lasted all of ten minutes, in which he looked at my face for less than one minute and just said "It looks like rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis, there's nothing you can do about it."" Ben
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    Found a couple buried in a different thread:

    "When my first derm diagnosed me with Rosacea 4 years ago, it was at first sight with no testing." Burnt1970 Post #9 28th May 2007 10:06 PM click on link below:

    "GP and derms have taken one look at me, no more than a foot away, and have diagnosed me with rosacea and quicklyl walked out the door." Grace - Post #8 - 28th May 2007 02:12 PM






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    "I was diagnosed with Rosacea many years ago and lived with it for a long time believing my doctor even though he did nothing other than ask me a few questions and peek at my skin from 4 feet away. No blood tests, nothing like that. I was in and out of his office in less then three minutes." Scully555 Post #18 19th September 2009 "After years of misdiagnosis from two or three "specialists" I finally did what a coworker suggested.... It turns out I was using a heavily medicated dandruff shampoo loaded with "tar"......When I stopped using the shampoo, my face cleared up 100% within a few weeks and never came back...." Scully555 Post #20
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    I think it depends on patient to patient, If blood*vessels of the face are large then it will take time to recover them. A person need proper skin care treatment in this case and requires some time to make your skin healthy and glowing.

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    In answer to the thread title, the various derms I see/have seen still flick back and forth between acne and rosacea, and have been doing this for nearly six years now.

    I myself am convinced that the main strand of my problem is rosacea subtype 2.

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    metiner says, "She entered in, nodded me and started writing a prescription-metrocream -for my rosacea. These happened in 5 seconds. Didn't examine my face, didn't ask me how often I get flare ups, didn't mention sunscreen creams or cleaners or moisturizers. I understand she's seen so many cases and can recognize rosacea in seconds from afar, but I was expecting so much more from this appointment." Post #1, March 4, 2013 at 11:01 PM
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    My diagnosis was something different.

    I was diagnosed in the A and E department (emergency room) following an attack on me with a baseball bat with intent to rob. I was hit on the front of my head and my glasses were pushed down my face/and nose causing a portion of the skin at the top of my nose to be stripped off resulting in a flap of the loose skin. I was seen by a plastic surgeon with the intention of having the flap reattached. It was the surgeon who suspected that I had the start of rhinophyma and she suggested that I see my GP with the intent of getting treatment. This was more than 15 years ago and my rhinophyma/telangiectasia have fluctuated in severity during that time.

    My initial medication was Metrogel which had no effect at all then Zineryt (zinc/erythromycin complex lotion intended for teenage acne). Oxytetracycline followed and I was on that for several years with the reasonable success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady Barrows View Post
    I am curious about how long it took your dermatologist to diagnose your rosacea? I am trying to collect a list of anecdotal reports on this subject. To give you an example of what I am looking for is the report I found here:

    kfoltz9 reports:

    "I am a 25 year old female with what appears to be perioral dermatisis around my mouth. My family history only consists of Psoryasis and I have not had a personal experience with this. I am currently on Effexor XR. I use Aveda sensitive skin facial cleanser which does not contain any Petrolatum. I have not introduced any new cosmetic products into my regimen.
    The dermatologist I went to yesterday about this month-old rash (I have had one previous occurence, only less intense) did not even inspect the rash, asked me if I blushed easily or often (I do not, and told him that) and diagnosed Rosacea in about 3 seconds. I am concerned because from the research that I have done it truly does not appear that I have rosacea but PD. From what I have seen, oral antibiotics (I was prescribed Solodyn) are effective and I should avoid harsh topical steroids. I was also prescribed Finacea. I want to know if I should (if this is PD) discontinue the use of the FInacea and just focus on the Solodyn. Will the FInacea make things worse? Thank you so much!

    You should read the doctors answer.

    Anyway, could you please just post your experience when you first found out you had rosacea and how long it took for the dermatologist to diagnose it? Thanks
    In one year two dermatologists failed to diagnose me with rosacea until I persuaded the third that it is rosacea. I basically had to diagnose myself and then prove it in front of audience.

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