Link: Pictures of Malar Rash
Link: Pictures of Rosacea
Hey Doodlebug. This is a really common question. Most doctors are not good at distinquishing between rosacea and malar rash. A dermatologist is sometimes necessary to rule out rosacea. The pictures may help . . . I have read that lupus rash spares the labial folds (the small fold between the nose and cheeks). But, I'm not sure that is 100%.
Like Suzanne said, antibiotics will clear rosacea, but not the malar rash. My rash is present always, but it deepens when I'm flaring or feeling poorly. Hubby can sometimes tell me before I feel too bad to take it easy because the redness preceeds my fatigue/achy times.
My cheeks look windburned . . . like I was skiing. I've had people tell me I wear too much blush . . . LOL!! I tell them "Thanks, I'll tone it down tomorow". That's how I got my screen name . . . by cheeks are AlwaysRosie!!
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