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red blotches on skin after drinking

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: Alcohol is a vasodilator. Cutaneous capillary dilatation manifests itself as red blotchy spots.
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Maybe vasodilation: Alcohol can act as a vasodilator causing flushing with drinking. Some people also react to tannins in wine.

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Blotchy skin: This is probably related to the heavy drinking. You are describing alcoholism and you should seek treatment for this asap.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Flushed face: Alcohol can cause flushing of your face. If you are concerned it may be something else, have it looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Flushing: The blood vessels on the surface of the skin can widen and produce the flush. Please see your doctor. Some people are more prone to this than others ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. Quit drinking alcohol and se ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
Meningitis: is a potentially serious infection which commonly causes neck pain, fever, and headache; rash can be associated. The symptoms you describe warrant im ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ellis
42 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatitis: A rash that worsens with exposure to water happens to some people. A topical steroid cream and cotton glove application especially at bedtime can help ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Hives ?: Sounds like your getting hives (urticaria) under certain conditions . If this itches and you scratch you may cause discoloration some of which could b ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Steroids can cause flushing which is what that sounds like.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to dis ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash on buttocks: Chronic skin diseases that can do this include atopic dermatitis, fungal infections ( a type of jock itch) and even celiac disease. And probably a bun ... Read More
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