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Live Oak, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:

why is the skin on my face always bright red? could it be rosacea or something else? how would i tell?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Possible: It's possible. Other causes include sun exposure, stress, alcohol, spicy foods, allergic reaction to topical agents like make up, cleansers, lotions, etc. Eliminate some of the above factors to see if it helps. Otherwise, see a dermatologist.
Dr. Azen Jukic
Pathology 28 years experience
Dermatologist: You actually do need to see a dermatologist. There could be multiple causes, such as lupus, dermatomyositis, allergic contact dermatitis, rosacea, etc. For the most part your primary care will not be able to distinguish those, but a good dermatologist will.

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