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Posted by Mary on November 29, 1999 at 01:22:32:

In Reply to: Re: Can my allergist treat rosacea? posted by Julie on November 28, 1999 at 17:17:40:

: Hello, and thank you for your time and consideration. For some time, I have been experiencing "dry eye syndrome" and severe facial skin irritation. Finally, during a facial, my aesthetician suggested I see someone for what she suspects may be rosacea. My dermatologist and eye doctor cannot see me within the next eight weeks, but I do see an allergist for weekly immunotherapy injections. I am also scheduled for a physical with a nurse practitioner within a few weeks. Given the circumstances, would it be acceptable to seek help from these professionals -- or should I wait two months to begin treatment?

: Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, again!

Yes any one of them can treat you for rosacea although the one doing your physical would be the most logical choice, My Opthamologist is the one who wound up treating mine due it causing severe eye problems. One question that runs through my mind is why can't your dermatologist see any sooner than six weeks?? This is a new problem and I don't feel your dermatologist office should have told you they can't see you till about 6 weeks. If they push you off like this often I would consider checking into a new doctor or try being more assertive about getting quicker appointments for new problems. Clinics are busy but no one should have to wait 6 weeks to have a new problem checked out.

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