What to Expect From a Doctor VisitYou’ve had enough of your red face, but thoughts of going to the doctor to see treatment are terrifying. The redness, pustules, enlarged spots on the nose, and the dry, itchy, red eyes are far worse that what will happen at the doctor. Here’s what you can expect:
Trip to the Family DoctorIt’s unlikely that you’ll get to see a dermatologist without first talking to your doctor. Many insurance companies require a doctor’s referral before they’ll consider covering you for dermatology appointments for rosacea. At your doctor, you’ll go through the typical check of your height, weight, pulse, and blood pressure. That part takes minutes and then you simply are going to sit and talk. Most doctors now have computers with them during the appointment. You’ll likely be asked these questions:
- Do you experience facial redness, raised spots, pustules, dry or itchy eyes?
- How often do the symptoms occur?
- Are there foods, environmental causes, or situations where the red, flushed face are worse?
- Is there a family history of rosacea?