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Old 08-17-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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I went to the Dermatologist today and got myself an education! I wanted to share it with anyone who is interested. I have been to 3 different Docs in the past and this new Doc really knows his stuff! He told me I have Rosacea! I told him, "I do not." He said, "Yes. You do. This is the kind with little bumps under the skin and pimples." THAT was amazing to me! Why??? All these years(I'm 41 yrs. old) I thought I just had rosy skin & zits! lol No. This is a real answer and medical disease! I just went on the web and looked Rosacea up and learned all kinds of stuff! So, anyway, I'm already using Retin-A and he added a few other meds. to the mix. They are all creams/gels. I have to go back Walgreen's tomorrow to get the rest of my stuff. (They had to order cause they were all out.) He gave me a special face wash to use, a gel to use during the day to mop up the oil on my face and Rentin-A Micro. (Right now I'm on the Retin-A cream.) I guess the Micro is good to get rid of the grease on the face. We shall see! I guess that's about it for now. If anyone has any questions or comments,I am interested in sharing.

 
Old 08-17-2004, 09:47 PM   #2
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Re: Rosacea and pimples!

Hi Kymberlee,

Congratulations on your diagnosis - hopefully it will enable you to treat the condition more effectively. I wonder, did your doctor happen to mention whether Rosacea is always characterized by facial flushing or inordinate redness?

 
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:13 AM   #3
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Re: Rosacea and pimples!

Thanks for your reply,Tiefer! I didn't ask my Doc about that...I'll have to write that down!

 
Old 08-20-2004, 08:22 PM   #4
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Re: Rosacea and pimples!

sorry to tell you but nothing the doc gives you is gonna work. I have had rosacea for 5 years and nothing any doctor gave me worked.

 
Old 08-21-2004, 07:51 AM   #5
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Re: Rosacea and pimples!

Hey,Dude. Thanks for your reply. My rosacea is mild--so it's not a big deal about the reddness. I was just relieved to hear that it's a real medical condition and now maybe my insurance will pay for the Retin-A I'm on! lol We'll see. My insurance doesn't want to pay because I'm "over the age limit" for that drug. They just don't want to pay--period. Dude---what drugs have you been on?

 
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