Hey everyone.
Im new to all of this so please bare with me.

Over the past few years my face has been producing red, dry itchy patches that started on my top lip. Every year it has spread up towards my eyes, around my nose and on the bridge of my nose and on my chin, it is slowly spreading to other areas.

I went to my doc and he said it was rosacea, put me on anti-biotics but that didnt work.
Next he said it was hives (because it looks very much like hives) but we couldnt figure out what was causing it.
So I went for a second opinion and even though it still looks like hives the next Doc said it was rosacea and now Im on metronidazol cream.

So what is it?
Can rosacea look like hives?


ps im 24, male, otherwise healthy and fit.