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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Every afternoon for the past 3 weeks I break out with red bumps that look like pimples on my face, neck, and chest, and I also get very red in these areas. I am female. What could this be, and what should I do to treat this? Thank you!
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Are the rashes itchy ?
User :   Hello
Doctor :   I am with you
Doctor :   Are the rashes itchy ?
Doctor :   Are you able to read me ?
User :   Yes, the bumps on my neck are itchy.
Doctor :   ok, How long do the rashes stay ?
User :   The redness and itchiness hoes away after a couple of hours, butthe acne-like bumps stay for a few days.
User :   I break out with this every afternoon
Doctor :   Do yu feel your lips swolllen or numb during the episode ?
User :   No.
Doctor :   ok, i could think of it to be a hypersensitivity episode
Doctor :   i suggest you to take a tab of benadryl in the night for three days after food
User :   Thank you. What could be causing this?
Doctor :   i could be due to any allergen you are getting exposed in the noon or al the time but exaggerated in the noon by the climate
User :   Could this be rosacea?
Doctor :   no , sudden aggravation is not a sign of rosacea
Doctor :   and rarely involve areas other than face like chest or neck
User :   Also, I never had acne as a teenager. I am 30 now, and I have been breaking out every day for the past 6 months, and I have tried everything to get rid of this. Hat could this be? Is this acne, or could it be something else?
Doctor :   30 years is not a age where the acne is common
Doctor :   the acne could be a possibility , but they do not fluctuate in the inflammation or soreness
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help ?
User :   I was just wondering why I am breaking out with so many whiteheads and bumps on my face, and why it just started at te age of 30. Also, what should o use to treat this?
Doctor :   Rosacea can do rarely aggravate on type of food consumed
Doctor :   The hormone levels in the blood could be a possible reason
Doctor :   and at 30 it can be expected
Doctor :   you can get the rashes down by applying ADAPALENE gel
User :   I'm sorry, I did not understand that- about the food consumed and rosacea. Could you please rephrase that last answer?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Where can I get that gel? Is it rx?
Doctor :   in some individuals foods like spices , caffine ,milk products can increase the flush and cause the acne rosacea to become prominent temporarily
Doctor :   the gel is an OTC, you will get it in pharmacies
User :   The acne/bumps could be caused by hormonal problems? Is there anything OTC or topical that I can use for acne caused by hormonal imbalances?
Doctor :   ADAPALENE is for the same
User :   Thank you so much!!! I greatly appreciate your help!
Doctor :   and i also want to inform you about common side effect of the gel
Doctor :   and that would be dry skin
User :   Thank you
Doctor :   if the skin becomes dry and itchy stop the gel
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thnks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   Thanks - you too
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