A question from Asia about redness and rosacea.

hi Dr. Irwin, I'm 22 year-old female from Asia and i am having problems on my face that it has become red ever since i used wrong product when i was teenager probably about 6 to 7 years ago and now my facial pores tend to enlarge that gives me an embarrassing look. so i have red and enlarged facial pores. my dermatologist said this is a rosacea condition and he gave me only Clindoxyl gel but this doesnt seem to help with my redness at all so i would like to ask you if you have any good suggestions for my conditions. thanks in advance Leeza

If you are completely healthly, then you probably do have rosacea like your doctor diagnosed.  However, if you have any other symptoms like joint pain or swelling, hair loss, sores in your mouth, extreme fatigue, allergies, etc., please seek a second opinion from another dermatologist and perhaps request a biopsy.  There are a few rare conditions that sometimes mimic rosacea and you are quite young to have such severe rosacea.   Here are some other options for rosacea treatment if you need more information.  I hope this helps.  Dr. I

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