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What is the difference between rosacea and eczema my flare ups only seem to happen when i am around my dogs but i have the symptoms os both

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I think you are allergic to dogs.

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It could be an allergic reaction in the form of a rash. Stay away from dogs if you can :(

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I think rosacea is a form of eczema... but it sounds more like an allergic reaction to the dogs, or to something the dogs got into.

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Talk to your doctor, there is a nasal spray, that might help

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both eczema and rosacea are allergic reactions... eczema can be relieved with a "bleach bath" http://pediatrics.about.com/od/dermatologytopics/ht/109_bleach_bath.htm - this will help dissipate the staph virus that lives on your skin and infects where you scratch with eczema... it also makes you itch less with less staph on the skin. Both rosacea and eczema will be better controlled with an allergists or dermatologists help and creams... some over the counter steroid creams can offer some relief as well. Although they can be very similar in appearance they are different issues.
I you have been around dogs and animals to any regular extent in your life before this point it may be the shampoo, flea treatments, or other items you are putting on your dogs... if you have any food allergies and your dogs have this item in their diet their sweat could also cause you to react... there are a lot of factors to consider besides the animals themselves

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PndaLuv, thankyou for your answer. I have been around our dogs for 6yrs.Always very allergic affecting my eyes nose and throat.Then a year ago I started having these problems with the skin on my face.I will see a dermatologist.Your answer really helped.
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There are shot you can take that will lessen your reaction to them I think... I take some for plants and pollens... you have to get them weekly for a year and then monthly for four or more years so it is a very involved process. Sounds like a definite allergy to dogs though unfortunately, especially since the smaller affects began immediately and they grew to this. I hope an allergist or dermatologist can help you out.
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