Hey I'm hoping someone out there may have had a similar experience and maybe can give me some advice since I'm really freaking out now. In my early 20's I used to get flushing and blotchy red spots on my chest after strenous workouts, and my face would get red while drinking alcohol...but it never really bothered me and i never gave it another thought....about two years ago however I first noticed a weird pimple type thing that would come on my nose randomly...Now I'm 29 and they started out small and would last for a day or two then go away. Now about every four months or so I wind up with a rather large red, and very sore and painful bump on either nostril it looks bulbous . This past time it came after I got sunburned and drank alcohol all weekend at BBQ's. It was really red and ugly and painful and I decided to look up my symptoms, and realized from photos and descriptions that I most likely have Rosacea nose. I'm really worried...I can't get in to see a dermatologist for a month and I dont know what to do. Does anyone have any advice? I know i should use tons of sunscreen and stuff like that...but is this basically something I'll have to deal with the rest of my life? Will it just get worse? anyone have a similar experience? I'm a lawyer and I just keep picturing myself waking up for a big court case in the morning with a huge red bulbous spot on my nose and I'm freaking out.
Thanks for taking the time to help, I really appreciate it.