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Red rash on cheeks, nose and chin under nose, bumpy and scaly like. Makes my face feel tight. Have had this for a long time on and off. Getting worse.

Red rash on cheeks, nose and chin under nose, bumpy and scaly like. Makes my face feel tight. Have had this for a long time on and off. Getting worse.

Rash on face: Could be several things like rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, even a contact dermatitis to something being used on the face. Scrubbing or vigorous washing of any of these can make them more inflamed and irritated. So first, gentle care with a fragrance-free, soap-free cleanser like cetaphil bar. Any worsening rash should be shown to a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My son has red bumpy looking things with a green tent on the opening of his nose. He has had it before also. They hurt him a little... Sounds like?

My son has red bumpy looking things with a green tent on the opening of his nose. He has had it before also. They hurt him a little... Sounds like?

Reply: Could be two things most commonly among others, impetigo which is a bacterial infection and looks like red bumps with honey colored crusting that needs an antibiotic cream/ ointment like bactroban. Then it could be a viral infection and if appears to be more like small blisters then needs antiviral cream like zovirax. List includes allergic rash, lip licking dermatitis etc. ...Read more

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I have had red spots on my face for years (specifically around my nose and cheeks) accompanied by reddish pinkish areas on my cheeks. they aren't spidery or bumpy and I've had them for years. Do you know what they are and/or a cure? Thank you!

I have had red spots on my face for years (specifically around my nose and cheeks) accompanied by reddish pinkish areas on my cheeks. they aren't spidery or bumpy and I've had them for years. Do you know what they are and/or a cure? Thank you!

Hard to say: A picture is worth a thousand words and that is certainly true in your case. Most skin diseases need to be seen to be diagnosed. Red spots that last for years could anything from rosacea, cherry angiomas or even skin cancers. I suggest you make arrangements to have a doctor physically look at your skin to make the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a very bumpy scratch/sore in my nose that is very painful and I have had it for a month now. It's getting deeper?

I have a very bumpy scratch/sore in my nose that is very painful and I have had it for a month now. It's getting deeper?

Ok here : Is what you need to do. Rinse your nose with warm water or saline solution. Dry with a q-tip and apply neosporin antibiotic ointment inside the affected nose 3-4 times per day for 7 days. Do not pick your nose! let it heal and you will be good as new. You need to take allergy meds as indicated. ...Read more

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A can of hairspray fell on the bridge of my nose and now it is red, swollen and bumpy, what do I do?

A can of hairspray fell on the bridge of my nose and now it is red, swollen and  bumpy, what do I do?

Ice: If this happened in the last 2 days, you want to apply ice to the area off and on every 20 min for a few hours. If it has been more than 3 days or if the bump is really bad, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My son has bumpy rash on both cheeks and bumps on forehead and nose? What is this?

Need more info......: Age (if a newborn could be erythema toxic, if a teenager could be acne......) itchy? (if yes, could be allergic reaction) fever? (if yes, could be chickenpox, etc.) sore throat? (if yes, could be scarletina) color? (if flesh colored could be keratosis pillars, if pink could be miliaria) etc........ ...Read more