need help any dermatologists out there?

on Jun 03, 2007 @ 08:21 pm

I started using this product about 6 months ago by clinique. I had some breakout issues and combination skin but never anything big. After i began using this product my face got red and i developed this red blotchy patch on the right side of my face. i stopped using it but now i am still having this problem and its worse!!! I don't know what to do i have never had this problem before and im worried. im 23 could it be rosacea? or just some case of acne suddenly popping up? any suggestions?

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Ali de Bold
skin blotchies on Jun 03, 2007 @ 11:03 pm

My sister has this as well. hers is a skin condition (nothing serious) that eventually clears up on its own. I would definitely stop using those new products and see if it clears up. If it doesn't it might not be related to the products. Also, definitely check with your dermatologist.

Scents Of Peace
Just a thought . . . on Jun 13, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

In addition to misschickie's advice :

Which side do you sleep on ? And not to be funny, but do you drool ? Have you changed your laundering habits ( ie frequency of changing pillowcases, or different detergent, softener etc. ) ?

If you sleep "like a rock" on the same side, your face could be reacting with a chemical in your laundry product(s). If you tend to drool, this alone could cause a problem. And not saying you're not a good housekeeper, but if you go too long without changing your pillowcase . . . well you get the idea ;-)

Try to eliminate any possible irritants and let us know how it works out for you !


Scents Of Peace
One more thought . . . on Jun 13, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

If you are a drooler - and you brush your teeth moments before going to bed - RINSE and rinse again !!

Personally, I have had some flare ups that were related to toothpaste that had dribbled down my chin while brushing. These days I avoid the "mad dog" look while getting ready, as I've "matured" (in theory) LOL !

perioral dermatitis on Jan 04, 2008 @ 06:30 pm

where is this red blotch? I too have very sensitive skin and went to see a derm after getting red blotches around my mouth and it turned out this was what I had. There is no real known "cause" but several things may trigger it including the fluoride in toothpaste as Scents mentioned, certain soaps and face products, and certain foods. I found that quite a few products triggered it, including acne products (especially) and now I have to be very carefull of what I use. After searching for months, I discovered that H2O + products are pretty much the only things I can use. Their stuff is expensive but I love it! Everything is oil-free. I have mild acne breakouts as well and this caused a problem since anything I used for acne would trigger the dermatitis. I now use a prescription gel called differin but never around my mouth unless I absolutely have to and then only as a spot treatment.

Nevus flammeus maybe? on Jan 04, 2008 @ 09:29 pm

I have a patch of nevus flammeus (see the wiki article here:, aka port wine stain. It sits along my jawbone near my ear and is about 2 inches long and pale pink. I've seen a dermatologist about it, and he said it is nothing medically worrisome, more a cosmetic thing. Relatively common and hormone-driven; mine showed up just as I came out of puberty and expanded when I was pregnant. They can be removed with laser treatment and have nothing to do with your skincare regimen. Mikhail Gorbachev has a fairly extreme example of this type of mole, stork bite birthmarks in young infants are another example of this type.

I agree with others' comments, you should see a dermatologist just to be sure. I too thought at first that mine was some sort of acne, but now I have had it for 10 years and it is completely unaffected by any changes in my skincare routine. The good thing is that it doesn't itch or bother me except that I find it unsightly. I will probably have it lasered off eventually.

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