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Old 04-13-2003, 07:50 PM   #1
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I've had this redness for about 5 years all around the side my nose and underneath my nose- hard to explain. Anyways, does anyone have these? Is it broken capilliaries or something of that nature? And does anyone know how to get rid of them?

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Old 04-13-2003, 08:14 PM   #2
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OMG - I have the exact same thing!

Mine's been there for 2 years and it's due to overuse of a really harsh Benzoyl Peroxide cream.

I'm so self-conscious about it and I've tried everything to fix it. Every derm and plastic surgeon just dismisses it as redness from when I breakout, but if I laugh or smile or talk or do anything that increases blood flow to that area, it gets 100x redder, so it's not just redness from past pimples.

I think it might be broken capillaries but honestly I have no idea. I can't see any tiny veins so I dunno....

I just want to get rid of it ASAP. I'm really self conscious about it and it's gotten me down over the past year and a half.....it really sucks....

 
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Old 04-14-2003, 12:42 AM   #3
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I've had it for as long as I can remember.
I have a distinct memory of sitting on a school bus in 6th grade and have this girl go, "UGH. What is on the sides of your nose?" and I got real embarrassed and made some stupid excuse.
It's been soooo long since I've had it though that I'm just used to it. Some days it's worse than others, but it's never been terrible.
I also have a broken capillary on my nose - it's above the crease though, and a bit more noticable. Trust me, you'd be able to tell if what you had were broken capillaries.

 
Old 04-14-2003, 04:10 AM   #4
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That sounds like Rosacea...it is often mistaken for acne, but it requires different treatment. You should see a dermatologist and they can give you something for it because I do not know of an over the counter remedy.

 
Old 04-14-2003, 08:59 PM   #5
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I don't think mine could be rosacea.

I've never heard of benzoyl peroxide causing rosacea and I know for a FACT that the redness under my nose is definitely caused by BP.

I'm pretty sure that it's broken capillaries because why else would it get so much redder when the blood flow is increased to that area?

Anyway I'm probably gonna go get it lasered off or something because I'm so sick of being depressed all the time about it.

 
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