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Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:12 pm
by castlebergh
I am unsure whether i have full on rosacea but suffer the cold terribly and have a red/purple nose and red cheeks, forehead most of the time. How should i proceed as i don't want to waste GP time but it makes me very depressed?

Re: redness/rosacea

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:50 pm
by Dr Anton Alexandroff
Thank you for your question. I am so sorry to hear about your problem. It sounds like a rosacea. Rosacea is a common medical condition and treatments are available. For red face rosacea there is a medical gel Mirvaso. You may want to ask your GP if he/she can prescribe it or can refer her to a dermatologist if there are restriction on prescription of Mirvaso by GP locally. There is more information on rosacea and available treatments on my website if it is of interest to you.

With best wishes,
Dr Anton Alexandroff FRCP(UK) PhD CCT(Derm) FRSM FAAD
Consultant Dermatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
British Skin Foundation Spokesperson
Harley Street Dermatology Offices, Nuffield Health, Spire and BMI Hospitals, London, Cambridge, Bedford and Leicester