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A 23-year-old female asked:

Splotchy hives or acne exclusively on lower right cheek btwn. mouth and nose. occ. dry, peeling skin. red, inflamed. not itchy. allergy or hormonal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Likely contact: Localized skin issues are often due to things that contact that space.I suppose you are right handed & touch that side of your face with contaminated fingers or you lay on that side to sleep.Unwashed fingers can carry a variety of plant/animal/dirt/chemical material to the site.You could also have a variant of a cold sore erupt as a similar event. An exam might help sort it out. It is not hormonal
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