Constant Red Patches on Cheeks?

My cheeks are constantly red/pink. The redness varies in intensity, for example it's much brighter right after a hot shower. It effects more of the area closer to my ears, the redness appears "patchy" and can sometimes look like a rash of some sort, although the effected area doesn't feel bumpy. It doesn't make the skin too rough but it's not as soft as the rest of my skin, either.

Doctor Answers 1

A Classic

Good chance, no a great chance this is an early manifestation of rosacea...generally a lifelong sensitivity to anything that makes your skin coffee, hot showers or hot tubs, hot spicy foods, exercise and alcohol...even getting hot under the collar - stress ultimately may worsen the condition...but there's help with less hot or spicy foods, cooling off with a cold drink and maybe holding a cold can against the skin...lots of medicine available...most are a waste of money...lots of maybe so good treatments down the road a bit...always the possibility of laser therapy if it becomes too much of a problem...but the benefits fade with continued exposure to the be cool...

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