possible rosacea? need some comfort until my derm appointment

on Jun 15, 2008 @ 07:10 pm

I think I might have a mild case of rosacea. I am 24 years old. I looked up the best derm in chicago and have an appointment set up soon. I'm just really scared. I look at pictures online of what could possibly happen to your face and it terrifies me. I know it's just like acne it can't be cured but it can be managed. I guess what I'm trying to ask is there anyone who has dealt with this and had some success with a dermatologist? I have seen pictures of great results and I'm hoping to have the same. I am really scared of turning out like the pictures I saw online and I need some HONEST comfort. Thanks :)

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Don't worry on Jun 15, 2008 @ 10:52 pm

Stressing about it is not going to help my friend. Relax, and I know for sure that you will not look like pictures that you've seen. You have a mild case and the derm can help you. They make the before pics look worse so that the after pics look better.
Use sensitive products and stay calm about it and you'll be fine .

Ali de Bold
Been there on Jun 16, 2008 @ 02:40 pm

I've suffered from that too, but eventually it cleared up on it's own. Don't get freaked out by what you see on the net. There are a lot of inaccuracies floating around there and many of those cases may be totally different than yours. I'm sure the Dermatologist will be able to help you and put your fears at ease. Let us know how it goes!

Scents Of Peace
Where is it located on your face ? on Jun 18, 2008 @ 12:43 pm

It's possibly a simple reaction to your toothpaste - believe it or not ;-)

Often, I see cases of where people have a reaction to the chemical cocktail combination of their toothpaste, residue left on their bedsheets from whatever detergent they wash with. . . and . . . drooling while sleeping.

If you have it on primarily on the same side of your face you sleep on, it could be the culprit. Not to be pushy, but if you think this is the possible cause and you're interested in a non-toxic solution, let me know and I can recommend some alternatives. These would be making your own laundry soap and toothpaste ;-)

Either way, it is easily "fixed" once you find out your triggers . . .

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