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Blotchy Red Cheeks
How to clear complexion and reduce cheek redness after Accutane has finished ? I feel and look so ugly with this redness and some lf these scars
Follow-up: I'm really glad you got your acne treated in a way that will keep it at bay for at least several months. The redness will fade on its own and your dermatologist may have ideas to help. I'm sorry you ended up with scars but your dermatologist may have ideas for this also -- laser, microsurgery, and/or fillers. ...Read more
Uh oh!: If the bite is now spreading and the swelling has increased, if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't help significantly, you may have an infection in the skin, called cellulitis. This is very serious when it's in the head, face or neck. It it responds to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine), it is likely just a local reaction to the bite and is not as big a deal. If it doesn't, call your doc right away, or go to an ER. Generic is OK ...Read more
I have a big red and blotchy section on my right cheek that has some whiteheads. I can also feel it pulse. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this?
Abscess: This sounds like a developing abscess. You need to see your GP or the ED to have it drained, unless it is really tiny. Try applying warm compresses and gentle pressure and scrub gently at the whiteheads to see if you can get anything to drain out. If you do, you can continue to use the warm compresses 6 times a day and it might go away. But if it does not drain or does not get smaller, then go ...Read more
Today is day 3 of Clarithromycin 500mg 2x/day. I've taken this medicine 2x before, but today, my left upper eye lid/ lash line is swollen & darkened & my cheek is red/blotchy (same side as eye). Could this be an allergic reaction to the medicine?
Unlikely: but you need to be seen, it might be rather an infectious cause, best wishes ...Read more
Go to your M.D.: If a child is sick with fever you should probably visit with your pediatrician now. The younger the child the more important to have him checked out.. We often have our patients wait and watch for the first 12-24 hours but the younger your child the more important it is to be seen. ...Read more
On my head, I have small blotch that is light & spreading slowly. In the center there is a red bruise that appears, scabs, disappears, ?
Red cheeks, swollen. Started yesterday with redness, worse today. No fever and doesn't seem uncomfortable but her cheeks are swollen.
Red cheeks: Slapped cheek syndrome, also known as Fifths disease or Erythema infectiosum, is caused by a virus , Parvovirus B19. Most common in children. They have very red cheeks, as if they have just been slapped. It is spread by respiratory droplets. Once the red cheeks appear, the child is no longer contagious to others. There is no treatment and no permanent side effects. It will go away in a few days. ...Read more
What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?
Red cheeks can have: Many causes: acne; rosacea; dry skin; lupus; irritation from skin care products, polycythemia, etc. Both singulair (montelukast) & ventolin can cause facial redness as part of an allergic reaction (swelling of face, lips, throat) which should prompt u to seek medical help immediately. Singulair (montelukast) can also cause a rash. Suggest see fp for exam & treatment if required. ...Read more
Would eucerin redness relief soothing skin cleanser gel help with red cheeks and even out my skin tone ? Would it reduce the scar redness as well ?
The reason for the : redness needs to be determined before solutions can be provided. Your best bet is evaluation by a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more
If he has fever: and any other cold symptoms then you need to get him to a healthcare provider to diagnose -- it could easily be slapped cheek syndrome which is a viral infection or erysipelas which is strep infection. Either way you need some treatment plan. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
16mouth has had red cheeks for over a month now. It is constant and they feel rough and sometimes hot to touch?
See MD: Bring your baby to see MD please. Does he have fever/chills? If the rash is hot to the touch he may have a bacterial infection that will respond to penicillin /amoxicillin. Erysipelas and cellulitis can appear this way as can scarlet fever so he needs an exam to look for strep throat. Parvovirus, eczema, contact dermatitis, viral rxn. Don't worry your baby will be just fine bring him in for exam. ...Read more
ECZEMA: Typical eczema often presents this way. It is genetic and related to dry skin. Often there are relatives with asthma and eczema. Allergy tests are not helpful & may be harmful. Foods are rarely a factor.Elimination diets may be harmful. Soaking with water followed by application of vaseline or aquaphor is useful. There are good creams such as eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) etc. Might need rx. ...Read more
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