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    Hello! My child has not been properly diagnosed with rosacea, but I'm not sure what else it could be. She began having "rosey cheeks" before she could walk. Here we are at nearly 6 and the rash is spreading she has near constant acne and some scarring from it already. For fear she will have self esteem issues when she's older I hope to be proactive to help her know methods to keep her skin soothed. So far the only things we have done are keeping her washing routines as gentle as possible and doing our best to not go outside without sunhats. I noticed a week or so ago that the rash is spreading to her forehead now. I hope to find a treatment for her that doesn't involve medications if possible. If anyone has suggestions please feel free to pass them along!

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    Hi,

    Internet diagnosis is not a good idea. It could be so many things including allergy, excema, etc...children have such delicate skin. Often they grow out of these things...try not to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Countrygirl View Post
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    Internet diagnosis is not a good idea. It could be so many things including allergy, excema, etc...children have such delicate skin. Often they grow out of these things...try not to worry.
    Thank you. She's been tested for allergies and although she has had bouts of eczema since birth, this on her face definitely isn't eczema. Her father also has rosacea and hers began almost identically to his, but it has worsened at an extremely fast rate.

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    What did her doctor diagnose her with? Has he ruled out Keratosis Pilaris Rubra Faceii? A diagnosis of rosacea has no clinical markers or any lab test as of this date. A diagnosis is based upon a history and evaluation ruling out other skin conditions. For more information. Obtaining a diagnosis of rosacea in such a young person is rare, to say the least, therefore, she is probably suffering from some other rosacea mimic. If you have only gone to one physician, it may be prudent to get another opinion from a specialist in diagnosing pediatric skin conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JujuMama View Post
    Thank you. She's been tested for allergies and although she has had bouts of eczema since birth, this on her face definitely isn't eczema. Her father also has rosacea and hers began almost identically to his, but it has worsened at an extremely fast rate.

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    Does her face go back to normal and then flushing happens or is it always red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redtere View Post
    Does her face go back to normal and then flushing happens or is it always red.
    She's always pink. Like, you can see "shadow" of where the redness shows up, but she has distinct flare ups. Does that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JujuMama View Post
    Thank you. She's been tested for allergies and although she has had bouts of eczema since birth, this on her face definitely isn't eczema. Her father also has rosacea and hers began almost identically to his, but it has worsened at an extremely fast rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JujuMama View Post
    She's always pink. Like, you can see "shadow" of where the redness shows up, but she has distinct flare ups. Does that make sense?

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    Yes, has the doctor given any treatment so far. If you check 'google scholar' and pubmed for childhood/pediatric rosacea there are medical journals that say it resolves with treatment (unlike the condition in the adult population).

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