I have suffered with red (it's not patches) but some redness on both sides of my mouth, starting from jaw line upto above my nostril like a line, plus some redness both sides next to my nose, also redness below my cheek bone on both sides! Now I went to the Doctor plenty of times and they gave me a Steroid cream, but that made it worse, the redness seems to flare up once a month, but it's still there even so. I have had it for about seven years! It came about when I had a lot of stress in my family, I do suffer with stress/depression mildly! What would you suggest? I am going back to see my new Doctor in a couple of weeks, so hopefully he will prescribe something better! The only way I feel confident is when I cover it up with foundation, yet that makes my skin dry.