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Dry, Red, Bumpy Skin On The Face
Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems
I have a small patch of bumpy skin on my face. The bumps are not red, nor do they itch or hurt. Is this just dry skin? Or maybe acne?
Facial lesions: Bumps on the face could be multiple things. Acne will turn red eventually. Eczema (associated with dry skin) can result in bumps that may or may not itch. A fungal infection would gradually spread and may not itch. If the bumps have a small central pit it could be a benign infection called Molluscum that resolves over time. Using steroids like hydrocortisone will worsen a fungal infection. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more
I have like a circle shape of redness on the right side of my head. Just above my ear. It doesn't itch, or hurt, and it's not really bumpy. What is it?
Don't know: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
Is this rosacea? Irritated skin from reaction to a product. Didn't settle. Burning, warmth, redness. Dry skin. Now tingling and face is mildy red with some flushing in eves. Triggers:heat&emotion
Could be or allergy: If you have those symptoms as a reaction to a product it sounds more like allergy or allergic dermatitis. You may also have rosacea, which can result in flushing and facial redness especially with heat, stress or alcohol triggers. Either way you should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What should I do about my face? I have redness all over, and dry skin on my cheeks, around my nose, and my forehead. I've tried to moisterize my face about every half hour. If I put anykind of lotion on it, it just keeps burning.
Perhaps: Perhaps you have seborrheic dermatitis? This is a common condition this time of year and if typically found on the scalp or face. On the face, it is seen as red, scaly areas on the forehead, between the eyebrows (or on the middle part of the eyebrows), and beside the nose. Typical treatment would be Ketoconazole Cream and/or desonide cream which can prescribed by a dermatologist. Otc options might include Cortaid (hydrocortisone) which can help some patients. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Face-skin dry/litle bit of redness around cheeks/few pimples and blackheads. Wat drugstore cleanser should I use that won't dry out my face?
I am experiencing rash on face, skin redness or irritation and dry or cracking skin and scalp and eyebrows. What Can I do to treat it?
Seborrhea: This sounds like what is called seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. First try to use a water based moisturizer such as Cetaphyl. If this doesn't work try over the counter cortisone, twice a day for 2-3 days at a time. If you still are having trouble, then go see your dermatologist. Unfortunately, seborrhea is a chronic condition. There is no cure for it. So treat it only when it's active. ...Read more
Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..
Experiencing some scalp redness or irritation, scalp tenderness to touch and felt like sunburn on top of head. Few small red `spots' seen at top of head. Dr says dry scalp. Washed hair daily, used hair spray frequently. Stopped routine. Treatment?
Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils for your hair and scalp. A skilled beautician can evaluate your hair and advise you about its status and give you advice on your hair care and hair care products. ...Read more
Seborrhea: Seborrhea can cause redness and scaling and will respond to either 1 per cent Hydrocortisone or topical antifungals such as ketoconazole, Miconazole or perhaps lotrimin. This can be accompanied by dandruff. A prescription treatment which is sometimes useful for long term relief is Eurax (crotamiton) lotion which decrease demises which lives in skin. ...Read more
You may: You may have a photodermatitis. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Needing expert help. I have dry, red, chapped, and extremely flaky skin on my face. How do I help all these skin issues go away?
Does skin barrier heal itself? I have dry red patches on my face. Currently only using Egyptian Magic cream. Is that enough or add moiturizer also?
Patches egyptian mag: Unclear if the red patches are eczema, allergy/ food intolerance, acne or rosacea. Though Egyptian magic contains ingredients that are natural it has not undergone rigorous testing. I would not add moisturizer to it because then you adding and making a new product beside it has olive oil. F/u/ w/ derm to determinen the underlying cause and treatment ...Read more
My face has been dry, a little red, and burninhg and the skin on the inner part of my elbows are red and dry. Why is my skin reacting this way? Could
Dry skin: Try moisturizing more often - take less hot showers (the heat dries out your skin) and it could be mild eczema. ...Read more
Since I've been out of the sun the skin on my face &chest is very sensitive. There are red dry patches that itch &flake off painfully. Is there a cure?
Porphyria? Photoderm: It is very difficult to tell what you have without additional history and actually examining your skin to tell what you have. Some medication/chemicals can cause photodermatitis--means you breakout with sun exposure. Porphyria cutanea tarda can be an underlying cause of your trouble (google it)--this is probably a disease other people feared --vampires (the sun burns) of the old days. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: See a urologist so to work together & see what can be done about it. If hygiene-related, improve it with gentle cleansing / drying; if long-tight-foreskin-related, consider circumcision; if overuse-related, moderate its use and be gentle. Clinically, gingerly applying cream for dry skin could be tried. If still in doubt, see urologist or dermatologist timely. At times, coping is the only means... ...Read more
I have capillaries showing in my face I have pale skin sometimes I get dry red patches why does this occur?
Hi dr this month I started getting red dots that are smooth and painless on my penis head and the one on the side looks a little dry help me?
Most likely fungus: Sounds like a fungal infection to me. Try applying a good athlete's foot cream. If you've got a sexual partner, she may have a yeast infection, which could be the source. She should get treated, too. By the way, I'm from Stockton. Graduated from Lincoln High in 1960. ...Read more
I have a scab on my face that now has dry scally skin around it that's red how to I treat it without making it worse or the scab lasting longer?
Origin of the scab..: First of all, what caused the scab, and where is it on your face.....???? These clues give the specialist a way to diagnose and possibly treat your problem....!!!! ...Read more
Myson keep getting theses small bumps on the top of his head. They dry up after he scratches them turn red the go away & come back. What could it be?
Normal: Tiny glands on the male penis can resemble boils when irritated ...Read more
I have a red dry skin line on my face that is itchy. It's there for almost a month, moisturising doesn't help.
Red dry skin: Please start with a clinic visit to your Primary doctor. ...Read more
Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?
My smooch red dots on my penisand also very dry around the head when I pull my foreskin you can see the skin peeling off?
You may have infection from what you describe?
You are uncircumcised. Please sit a tub of warm soapy water for 5 minutes 2 times a day, After drying apply some antibiotic ointment to area.
Do this for couple of days. If no response, check with a doctor, or visit local health clinic in your town.
Good luck ...Read more
Doctor my face itch and I have reddness all time. Its so itching and sumtimes my skin peels after I itch. My face becomes so dry after washing?
Avoid washing your: Face with hot water. Use moisturizer to your face. If it does not get any better in a couple weeks see a skin doctor. ...Read more