My journey with acne and rosacea has been quite the struggle. But I can't help but wonder if allergies play part of the role in this. I get the most unusual symptoms and as all of you already know, the docs aren't much help. Sometimes my nose itches around it and I will get tingling around the lips and sometimes I will get like a hive on the outside of the lip, sometimes they develop into a itchy putule. My nose does the same thing on the outside corners and it gets a pustule as well. I definately have redness with it as well. I am using metrogel and it does seem to help keep the pustules down, but I also use Benedryl creme occasionally and that seems to help a bit too. My skin is so hypersensitvse now that my chin burns alot too when I am at work. Even touching the phone on my chin seems to make it worse. I no longer wear makeup cuz it seems to aggravate the whole thing. My skin itches much more and I seem to break out. Do you think that it is mainly just part of dealing with Rosacea or is this possibly caused by allergies? On occasions when I drink alcohol I notice that I get a itchy spot around my mouth at that time too. Don't really seem to flush but I do that and the next day I notice my mouth to be burning and sometimes I have breakouts with P&P's and they are itchy. Has anyone else experienced any of these problems please post!