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Have either Rosacea or extremely sensitive skin for years. Purpose cleanser recommended?

Hi....I have either Rosacea or extremely sensitive skin for years and I am 48 now...I doesn t even like water to touch it. I can t wear make up or cleanse my skin either. I thought I had found a cleanser called Purpose and it seemed to work for a few days and then the cheek bumps and redness came. It is embarrasing because I can t wear the make up to cover the redness and I am very fair and have very short hair so it just sticks out like a sore thumb . Anyway, I have tried everything, Cereve, Cetaphil , Clinique, you name it and the all burn up my face. I take oral Metronidazole because my face couldn t tolerate the topical. My question is: do you think just a little Vaseline will help? to stop the cracking and burning and bumps since it really has no added ingredients? I am at my wits end here and and going to a training seminar this week so would like to get a little moisture in my skin. Also is is extremely hot and dry here...100 degree forecast for the next six days (Texas)
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Thanks for the query,

You might be suffering from rosaceae.

It is an inflammatory condition of face,

Mainly affecting the face,

The vessels get dilated and hence face become red.

You need treatment with topical anti inflammatory like metrogyl cream.

Doxycycline is also helpful.

A photograph woul have helped me in giving a closer diagnosis.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 22 Sep 2013
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