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Old 09-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Persistent red rash on cheeks, what is it?

I am a 26yr old female, I have recently noticed red areas on my my outer cheeks close to my ears. The rashes are similar on each side, but I also have pink/red areas under my eyes and on my cheekbones. I do not know how long this has been here, I really noticed it about 3 months ago. I have many other symptoms going on (dizziness feelings, occasional shaky hands, cold tingly feet, hands tingle after typing or doing activity, sinus head stuffiness without drainage). I have been on the Nuvaring (vaginal contraceptive ring) for about 5 months now and it has really affected my pms time by causing back pain and mood swings. I have looked up rosacea and lupus, but can not determine what this is on my face. I have pictures but dont know how to upload them on here. I really need some help. I used to lay in the tanning beds but I burn easily so I stopped. The redness seems to slowly be spreading across my face and I need to figure out what this is.

 
Old 09-14-2008, 01:31 AM   #2
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Re: Persistent red rash on cheeks, what is it?

If you suspect Rosacea or Lupus, you'll need to see a doctor to rule them out.

I have very sensitive skin too, and it doesn't take much to turn my face red. Deodorant soap, blow-drying my hair in a hot bathroom, going out in the cold, stress, acne cream, wrinkle cream, whatever. Even some B-vitamins can cause a red flush. Dermatologists always recommend Cetaphil lotion for cleansing, and a moisturizer made for sensitive skin.

Most people with sinus allergies tend to have dark circles under their eyes. The delicate undereye skin can get red or irritated by makeup.

I don't know if any of those other symptoms are related. Many women get cold and tingly hands and feet, and when you get a physical exam from the doctor, it should include routine tests for thyroid and diabetes. Read about carpel tunnel syndrome and do some simple exercises to prevent it.

 
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Old 09-14-2008, 03:47 AM   #3
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Re: Persistent red rash on cheeks, what is it?

I don't know much about this, but one of the symptoms is a red rash on the face. It's called 'Fifth's disease', might want to look into that too. I do believe it's easy to get from someone else.

 
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