Adolescence is a difficult time for everyone, but that was especially true for Pamela Ichard from Louisiana.
At about fifteenyears old, something started to happen to her face that she couldn’t control in any way.
She developed heavy acne and noticed that the quality of her skin began to degrade, which isn’t exactly unheard of for teens, but things quickly got worse.
Puberty set in, acne set in it got to be really bad,” she explained in an appearance on The Doctors. “The bumps became purple, and red, sometimes tissue would come out of it.”
She noticed that her nose started to change shape right about the time that her second child arrived.
“From that point on, my nose continued to swell up,” she said.
It would be more than thirtyyears until she finally got the help she needed for this condition, which at age forty-six, she now knows is an advanced form of rosacea called rhinophyma.
The cause of this condition is unknown, but it commonly develops after rosacea begins on the face between the ages of twenty-fiveand fifty.
The doctor would prescribe me different types of medicine, but nothing worked, she explained.