For years (possibly 10 years) I have had that wonderful flush in the same places. I've known that I turn red unusually easily during, for instance, embarrassing conversations. At times, my nose is also a little shiny and swollen (probably noticable to only me). Off and on, I noticed a very small amount of peeling or flaking skin around the nose. THEN, as if that wasn't enough, I recently and suddenly began breaking out in the same facial regions. The lesions do not look like acne. They are tiny, have no blackheads or whiteheads, and look like a bad rash. And now, the newest thing is that I break out horribly and the red face greatly intensifies within five minutes of drinking alcohol. I don't get it. The only thing that keeps the redness/breakout under control is Elidel cream. I am not saying that you have rosacea, but a dermatologist could probably tell you definitively. It could simply be dermatitis, caused by many things. Keep in mind that dermatitis can co-exist with rosacea.
Last edited by Hyepod; 12-12-2003 at 08:22 PM.