Anyone Have Rosacea?
Does anyone here have rosacea? I was told several years ago that I had toothpaste induced rosacea. When I took more care to wash my face *after* brushing (instead of before) it went away. The doctor told me the tartar control ingrediants cause a skin reaction in many women.
This time it isn't caused by toothpaste, though.
Last week I got a bunch of little bumps on my face I thought was acne (which I rarely get). Then my skin got super dry (I didn't use any acne treatment to cause that) and now it is swollen, red, itchy and it stings like mad. My chin is so swollen I looked like I have gained weight. My cheeks are really pink. And now that I think of it, the pinkness has been coming and going for weeks. My face actually hurts.
I looked up the symptoms for rosacea today and realize that the eye problems I have been having might be related to that. Blurry vision, dry eyes, bloodshot (normally they are very white). My skin has always been very good, but I have wierd issues. I am allergic to cold (called cold urticaria), have eczema (not on the face), and I seem to be almost allergic to alcohol (my face turns bright red immediately, even if I only have a sip). I don't drink (who wants to turn bright red?) and avoid contact with the cold. The onyl eczema I have right now is on my leg, which I always getin the winter.
I realize I am being really vain and compared to some people on here my problem is miniscule, but if anyone has any advice or has had good experience with certain treatments or products for the rosacea, I would appreciate it. I put in a call to the dermatologist I went to a few years ago and hope I can get an appointment soon.
Right now I am using Creme de la Mer on my face because it is the most emollient, gentle thing I have (I usually use Oil of Oil with 30 SPF). I am planning on going out and getting the Aveeno Ultra Calming cream. I have to use something I am so dry.
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.