...its called Rosacea! <--- Click! That li
ttle rash that appeared around the first of December, just little red bumps, began to spread. It went down my neck, up around my ear, then around my mouth and cheeks. Saw the dermatologist on Monday. (I guess my body decided I needed ANOTHER specialist!) She kindly explained what it is, how to care for it, and that it will take a while to clear this up because it is so extensive. Oh, and she told me there is 'occular rosacea,' which can cause scratchy, yucky eyes. Hmmm...and I thought allergies were keeping me from wearing my contacts!
Rosacea is brought on by STRESS, some foods, and other triggers. Guess what was going on around the first of December? FINALS! So, basically, I have brought this on myself. Once it starts, it just keeps going. *sigh*
So here are some pictures. More as I am able to see some improvement along the way. There is no cure, but if I can identify triggers (STRESS!) it will help reduce it.
Different lighting changes the look, ^^Last week, Below-Sunday
OK, just found this photo--mine is not bad at all!!!