Then, at 26, yes - it just came out of the blue!
However, what I then came to realise, or suspect, was that my 'teenage acne' maybe wasn't standard issue teenage acne afterall, as it was this same symptom - severe inflammation of the nose, which is actually very distinct from what the majority of teenagers suffer with.
Regards laser treatment, I have made some preliminary enquiries, but I'm not certain there exists a treatment that can treat the symptoms that you & I exhibit. That is one issue I've found on my rosacea 'journey' - relatively few people with 'rosacea' actually share my particular symptoms.
I'm sorry my answers aren't more positive! However, what I will say is, you're doing yourself a big favour by getting to grips with things early.
ok well thanks for the info. I was thinking its time to start limiting the alcohol intake and using sunscreen anyway, so i guess for now that's all i can do until I talk to my derm. I can't really picture myself giving up spicy food or working out in the heat though as they are two of my favorite things, but the alcohol can definately stand to play a smaller role my life.