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I have developed a red and splotchy rash directly under my nose. It developed upon going out into the cold and remaining in the cold for some time. The rash consists of small, red circles that appear to be indented into the skin. It only occurs when I go outside, but I live in Michigan and its cold half of the year. I am seeing a dermatologist and he is saying that it is a form of dermatitis, and he has given me hydrocortisone butyrate for this. I somewhat disagree with the diagnosis because it does not itch whatsoever, it is just red and annoying to look at in the mirror. Can you think of anything else that this might be, or some kind of cure that you know of? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.


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replied March 27th, 2006
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I agree with your dermatologist that you may be experiecning a kind of allergic dermatitis. You can try using the prescribed corticosteroid balsam. Then, you can wait to see how the balsam will act upon the skin.
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