I viewed your picture and can sympathize. First I will tell you what I have found out that seems to help and then I will tell you how we may be on the bottom step of the same discovery.
My best friend since early childhood lives in Orlando, Fl and is an assistant to a very prominent plastic surgeon. When my patches (cheeks, nose, forehead and chest) showed up a little more than six months ago, I made the assumption that it was Rosacea. I called her and she asked him about it. He told her that Rosacea or not, it was important that I use a cleanser and moisturizer that were extremely gentle and never use a toner. He recommended Cetafil or Seravie. He also told her that if I was having a particularly itchy or painful outbreak to simply treat it by applying milk with a very soft washcloth. He told her that I should NEVER scrub my face or use anything abrasive like a scrub or mask that peels off. All of this has helped.
My Rosacea treatment has not.
I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis, degenerative disk disease, deformity of vertebrae in neck in relation to skull, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. I think that is most of the labels I have been given.
I suffer from daily pain in muscles, joints and back which is altering my natural gait and frequently causes a painful limp. The pain is particularly in my shoulders and neck, upper back between shoulder blades, lower lumbar, chronic knee pain and extremely weak ankles, which means I fall often. I have a headache everyday of my life. I have a fever of 99-103 than can last from a few days to a few weeks. I retain water in my hands, feet and ankles till they are unrecognizable. I have gained 100 lbs. in the last two years due to the onset of chronic pain and a severe car accident that left me bedridden for eight months.
The list goes on and on.
How can I have so many diagnosis? Could they all be interrelated? Could this possibly be Lupus?
Although the redness on my face does not extend quite so far down on the cheeks, it does cross my cheeks and is also in between my eyebrows. It matches the large patch of whatever it is on my chest.
Try to care for the skin like I explained above and hopefully both of us will find an answer soon. Lets keep in touch.
"I can't" means "I have given up". "I can't just now" means "I will be able someday". Quote from my daily life with my grandson.