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Red cheeks

For maybe a year now I've had red cheeks made up of tiny little bumps, by self diagnsosis I think it might be rosacea. Before I see my gp, is there anything I can try first?

I only wash my face with water and don't wear any makeup or use any products on my face.

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This seems to happen to fairer skinned people for some reason. My son gets it but it disappears in colder weather for some reason. Could be a result of having the heat up too high which opens the pores too much? The doctor will just give you cream or tablets. I'm not sure how effective this is.

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ps There are some post on Roscea below which might be more helpful. Hope you find a solution.

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It sounds like it yes. If it is the skin needs protecting especially with sun so you would need a blocker all year round, keep it clean but only pat dry never rub, heat spicy food hot drinks will cause a blush. The GP will only go for standard creams usually but it's worth a chat because Rosacea needs to be managed. I posted on another I use a cream from a clinic which reduces my redness, but have chat with GP you don't have to take a prescription and could always ask to see if it's worth seeing a dermatologist as they will approach and manage the condition differently.

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have a look at rosacea.ie for info..sounds like if you have rosacea its type 2..be sure to ask your doc to confirm which type it is or if its a mix of type 1 and type 2.....

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Best to get a diagnosis so you know for sure and get the right cure. It could be many things, and not everything for Rosacea will work on it if it is not Rosacea

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