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I am 56 and have several red spots on my cheeks that come and

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I am 56 and have several red spots on my cheeks that come and go, not itchy.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi. It would be helpful if you could post a photo on this page. If not, can you tell me more about what these spots are like?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

They are red and slightly raise,d started on one side and now have some on other, sorry cam't send you a photo.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for the delay Shirley. How large are they, and how long do they last?
Expert:  DrHelen replied 4 years ago.

Hello, I am Dr Helen, a UK doctor.

 

I noticed that your question was still on our list and wanted to give you an opinion.

 

You may have a condition called rosacea.....this causes red spots and intermittent flushing and inflammation on the face, usually on the cheeks and either side of the nose.

It is most common in women in their 40s and 50s and can be cleared with antibiotics from your GP....either an oral antibiotic such as tetracycline or an antibiotic gel applied directly to the skin.

It can recur over the years but antibiotics are good at suppressing each episode.

 

There are rarely any long term consequences.

 

Hope that helps.