I was diagnosed with rosacea some 2+ years ago. Not only do I have the typical symptoms of red rash, spots and pustules on cheeks, chin and nose, but I also have rather nasty spots and pustules on torso, neck, forehead and scalp. Many of which are painful, continually weep, take ages to and heal. and leave pock marks when done...oh the fun of it all! This condition is obviously linked to my RA... if one flares the other's sure to follow, as other folk have also noticed with their own similar conditions. Dermatology reckon it's just rosacea, but I get the impression that they're really not sure and I suspect there's more to it than that. Anyway, enough of my whinging and whining!...whatever skin condition I have, do you think it could be caused by my immune system overreacting and sending antibodies to attack the common or garden bacteria that naturally occur on or in the pores of my skin in a similar manner to what happens when our immune systems attack the joints of us poor souls with RA?