Redness on Nose and cheeks

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I am from India , Hyderabad and it's been 6 years I am suffering from Systemic Sclerosis. Initially for about an year it was not diagnosed and  doctor gave me Tuberculosis treatment for about 9 months, On 7th month of treatment, I started having breathing problems and when actually got diagnosed, I was having ILD also (fibrosis in lungs).

I am under treatment of rheumatologist and now my condition is better as compared to first. I still have some breathing issues for which I did exercises and Yoga .


I have lot of skin redness on nose and cheeks (that is called butterfly) which makes me look terrible in office etc,


Is there any way I can cure skin redness?


Also from last one year, I do get acne on my face (never in last 5 years) . I consulted dermatologist and he advised sunscreen to be used excessively. It goes away in few days but comes back again. Any advise on this?


I will soon be consulting an expert Rheumatologist in Bangalore, India for better treatment, if any.


Thank you.



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Hi Tanya,


Welcome to Sclero Forums!  I'm sorry you have scleroderma and send my best wishes to you.


As it happens, the butterfly rash isn't a symptom of scleroderma, it more often goes along with lupus. Lupus and scleroderma are very similar illnesses. They can easily be misdiagnosed, and they also can occur together, as well, sometimes as part of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease.


Some people have success in covering up red face rashes with very thick corrective cosmetics, such as Dermablend. Corrective cosmetics can include green concealers as well. The green tint cancels out the redness, resulting in normal color.  The thing is, normal cosmetics or light foundations simply don't provide enough coverage.


I'm delighted that you'll be seeing an expert. I'm sure they will be able to provide more guidance on your diagnosis and treatment.



Warm Hugs,


Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099


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Hi Tanya,


Welcome to these forums!


I'm sorry to hear that you've been suffering with scleroderma for the last six years and were incorrectly diagnosed in the beginning. However, it's excellent news that you have shown improvement and as Shelley has advised, it is so important to be treated by a scleroderma expert, in order to achieve the best outcome.


Now that you've joined our community, I do hope you will continue posting and let us know how you're faring.


Kind regards,

Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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