11th June 2012 12:31 AM
Can Anybody Help?
Hi I just wanted to introduce myself and the problems I have been having and see if anyone could help me. I dont think I have been properly diagnosed with Rosacea, but the doctor is pretty confident I have it and I have all of the symptoms of it. I did a bit of reading and the type I seem to have is Subtype 2 where my face appears very oily and I get acne rosacea along with the redness. Heat seems to be the biggest trigger for me (well alcohol and energy drinks were also but I have stopped them long ago), because my face is less oily at night (although still red) and generally looks ok after I wash it at night but as soon as I wake up it is always oily and red (unless I wake up very early and it is freezing cold, but it still gets oily and red when it starts to heat up even a little). The doctor prescribed me doxycyline which helped with the acne rosacea part, but did nothing for the oil/redness. I had a bit of success using Benzol Perozide & a Sulfur Mask (which makes me think oil is the problem) but after a few days it dried my face out like crazy (my face was always dry before I got this Rosacea so I dont think I have oily skin, it just gets oily when it flares up). Has anybody had symptoms like these or knows anything that can help me, I really have no idea how I can stop this...