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    Old 12-10-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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    Scalp pimples? Facial Flush?

    Hi. Not sure if this is the right board...

    But, I am a 39 year old female and have been experiencing weird changes over the past year of so. One of which is several times a month, my face gets red! Like, I've had too much wine red, and I'm at work, not drinking wine! It's all over my face, just the face. Not neck or chest. And can last like an hour or two!

    I also have been getting semi painful bumps (like pimples but not with a head) on the back of my scalp. I don't normally have any issues with acne. I'm not sure what's going on here! I've tried different shampoo's, antibacterial soaps, nothing. They go away and then another section of my head is sore, with a bump. Nothing oozing or pus like (ugh!).

    Any thoughts? I'm at a loss here. I only take a bp med, seriously low dose. Am pretty healthy, could stand to lose 25 pounds, but other wise good. Non smoker, non drinker, ok diet.


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    Old 12-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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    Re: Scalp pimples? Facial Flush?

    The first thing that comes to mind is possibly a yeast infection. Believe it or not, you can get it on your scalp. Have you tried using any dandruff shampoos? This is suggested for yeast of the scalp. You have to use it for two-three weeks, and you should leave the shampoo on your head for a full 3-5 minutes before you rinse it out- but if its yeast causing the bumps you describe, it will probably help

    As for the redness, two things come to mind one is perimenopause- that can happen at your age- and can cause redness and flushing of the skin, but more concerning is thyroid issues. Also, known to cause the same symptoms, it can be more serious. And, can be ruled out with blood work. A quick trip to your primary care doctor might not be a bad idea to ask for some blood work to make sure everything is okay....

    I hope you get answers!
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    Old 12-10-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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    This happened to my wife. Her dermatologist diagnosed rosacea, treated her for it. All cleared up. google rosacea and learn.

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