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I am 57 years of age. I had a total hysterectomy 3 years ago due to fibroids (including removal of ovaries). I started to have hot flushes so I was on HRT until last October 2013 when I chose to cease usage. I started to notice the redness in November 2013! It is only itchy sometimes i.e. when I put makeup on! The redness is like sun burn. My chest is quite patchy. On my hands I have blister like spots which although still there seem to be slightly better since I have been using E45 cream for the last few days. I am on blood pressure tablets. My BP is 135/85 on average. I am quite a "hot" person and always have been. My general health is very good.
I will try the above. I would like to say that I do not sit in the Sun very much these days, although I was a sunbather in my 30's and 40's when I traveled quite alot. Do you mean that my problem could be due to sunbathing over many years? Do you think there is any significance in the fact that I have had a hysterectomy and the menopause as I know that this can affect my body in lots of ways? Finally, could you briefly say why you do not think it is Rosacea? Thank you.