Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Always ask for samples

I've had this red spot on the tip of my nose for over a year. It stemmed from a huge pimple I scratched by accident that developed into an uninviting scab. I have other red spots on my left cheek, but they are not as visible as the red nose reindeer. I tried many products of make up, over the counter creams, and face treatments. So I went ahead and made a $35 (specialist copay) appointment to see a dermatologist. She told me I had a mild case of rosacea , if not at all. She wrote me a year prescription of Finacea . A medicated gel you apply twice a day. It's safe to take during pregnancy. She said my spots should be healed/gone in 6-8 weeks, and if not come back. I decided to ask how much she might think a year prescription will be... she didn't know, but I thought why would I want to pay for a year of medicated cream. She went ahead and gave me samples, enough for at least 6 months. Chad called the pharmacy to find out that I would have paid $40, that is $40 dollars saved in my pocket. I hope this cream works!

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