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    hi everyone!
    my first post here..here's my story: i remember my self flushing since i was 15(now 23) but never really bothered. I always thought this is the way i am. However recently i discovered that i get red patches on my neck and chest especialy in unconfortable situations. This got my attention and i visited two dermatologists in my country,greece, and both dignosed rosacea.One month ago i visited relatives in switzerland(which explains where i got the flushing genes!) and i thought it would be a good idea to visit a doctor in a country with more reosacea cases. He told me from the shape of the red patches and the texture of my skin that this is not rosacea but neuro-dermitis (in german, i suppose its the same in english). I did a search in the internet and found that neurodermitis has to do with itching which i dont have! I'm really confused right now. My question is whether any of you having rosacea get red on chest or neck and secondly in what other diseases should i look into which fit to those symptoms?
    thank you in advance!
    nk
    ps. i will definately visit another derm, but i want to be educated first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nk104
    hi everyone!
    my first post here..here's my story: i remember my self flushing since i was 15(now 23) but never really bothered. I always thought this is the way i am. However recently i discovered that i get red patches on my neck and chest especialy in unconfortable situations. This got my attention and i visited two dermatologists in my country,greece, and both dignosed rosacea.One month ago i visited relatives in switzerland(which explains where i got the flushing genes!) and i thought it would be a good idea to visit a doctor in a country with more reosacea cases. He told me from the shape of the red patches and the texture of my skin that this is not rosacea but neuro-dermitis (in german, i suppose its the same in english). I did a search in the internet and found that neurodermitis has to do with itching which i dont have! I'm really confused right now. My question is whether any of you having rosacea get red on chest or neck and secondly in what other diseases should i look into which fit to those symptoms?
    thank you in advance!
    nk
    ps. i will definately visit another derm, but i want to be educated first!
    Rosacea usually is only in the facial area, but sometimes is on other parts of the body including the chest. There is a list of skin diseases I have begun which may give you something to go on at this url >

    http://rosaceans.com/html/misdiagnosed.html

    It is very frustrating to not know what skin condition you might have and I can only imagine what your going through, but at least you are doing the best you can to figure it out. Keep us posted.
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    Thank you for the reply and sorry for the delayed response.
    I had allready seen that list of possible disseases that may be misdiagnosed as resacea in this site and i couldnt match my simptoms with any of those. By searching in the net i found a thread with red blotchy neck as topic: http://www.partypop.com/Forums/Weddings/m91537.htm.
    It is interesting that no one's dermatologist could diagnose the disease. Also someone mentioned utricaria (http://www.urticaria.com/online.htm) which i heard for the first time. Does anyone know weather this disease could be misdiagnosed as rosacea?beacuse its not included in the list.

    any help would be greatly appreciated,cheers

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