I am female, 32 and have always had good skin but for the last few years I keep getting redness on the sides of my nostrils and on the underneath bits. It is not itchy at all. Sometimes I get white heads, sometimes just red skin, and sometimes it is sore. But it is nearly always there to a greater or lesser extent. It's not dry or flaky as a rule.It is only around the nostril area not across my nose or anywhere else on the face.
I got an antibiotic cream for the nasal area from the doctor about 2 years ago, and it made no difference. I also tried Hydrocortizone 1%, also didn't seem to work. It is not a major disfiguration or anything but as it is constantly there, to a greater or lesser extent, it gets you down.
It could be rosacea. One of my friends had it, that's how I know about it. It's one of those conditions that is almost always misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all and there are drugs that work for some people but not all. Have you been to the doc and been diagnosed? For something like that, maybe you can ask your regular doc when you have your next physical?
I have a very similar condition to what you have by the sounds of it. However, I only have redness at the sides of my nostrils, not below. Also, it can get a bit flaky at times although I wouldn't say it was dry, if that makes any sense?
Any idea what it might be? I can't see it being rosacea as it stays the same no matter what the weather's like. Please help, it's really depressing, especially if you get any people staring.
Rosacea was only a suggestion. I really can't diagnose something on a board, not only am I not qualified but diagnosing a skin condition over the internet can be very tricky. If this is really that much of a problem for any of you, see a doctor. I don't know what else to tell you at this point, since you have no diagnosis.
Hi,I've heard that the redness around your nose could be a lack of a vitamin (Riboflavin). Don't quote me on that one, but a lack in vitamins might be worth looking into. I have the same thing around my nose, and I was told to eat more eggs. Good luck!