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Red bumps on body, have winter rosacea. Dry patches?

I have winter rosacea and I usually get it when it gets really cold in Dec-Feb mostly on my forehead and cheeks, and chest some. Its Oct now and the weather has gotten some colder but not big time and I m getting little red bumps on my neck , back, chest, and belly. Not much but enough to notice. My wife thinks it just dry patches? You think this could be related to rosacea? I workout everyday at lunch and when I m done I shower and i know my skin is getting my dry becasue of fall weather, this happens everyyear. Just making sure its not nothing to worry about and if its just my fall/winter skin problems. thanks
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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The symptoms you described is not of rosacea. You are having dry and erythematous patches on face and trunk. They are increased in dry weather.
I think you may be having atopic dermatitis...which is relapsing in winter.
Your skin is dry and that is due to atopic diathesis...
And this is not related with rosacea.
There may be some allergen. .. .pollen,wool,soap,grass,deodorants,cosmetics,housedust,housedust mite
And so on.
In my patients of atopy, I advise to find out the allergen which precipitates the disease trial and error.
Take antihistaminics like levocetirizine.
If it is embarassing, you may take steroid in tappering dose.
Antibiotics may be taken if needed.
Locally,apply mild steroid and antibiotic in combination.
Tacrolimus or pimecrolimus can also be tried.
Dietary restrictions of cow milk,fish,prawns,nuts..etc may be done.
Avoid soap during bath. Use some moisturiser to keep the skin moist.
You may be imoroved

I hope you got my answer.
Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 24 Aug 2013
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