Malar or Rosacea?

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   Posted 5/11/2012 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
This is has been a permanent fixture on my face since I started having pain symptoms in 2004/5. At the time, I was diganosed with fibromyalgia, but I have a long list of symptoms. The red part is flat, like my other skin, and looks flushed/blushed. I do believe it gets kind of lumpy and warm when I'm out in the sun for any extended period of time. No itching, no noticeable swelling. Just red. It ends about 2/3 the length of my nose, looking like a weird sunburn. The cheeks extend to the cheek bones. Sometimes there is a mild flushing on my chin and a faintly noticeable tinge on my forehead, but the most prominent areas are my cheeks and nose.


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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:19 PM (GMT -6)   
In general, rosacea is bumpy. Either your rheumatologist or your dermatologist would be able to diagnose -- although I bet they'd dx by trial and error to see what meds, if any, it responds to. This can also be a side effect of some medications....

Not much help, am I?
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   Posted 5/11/2012 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
It looks like me when I go outside without my sunscreen and covers.

Sometimes it feels like I rubbed steel wool on my face when I touch it.

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   Posted 5/14/2012 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow that looks exactly like mine! Bring that photo with you to the doctor. I think the flash helps "bring it out"
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