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Doctor insights on: Dry, Red Patches Of Skin On The Face

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Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?

Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?

Psoriasis: From your description psoriasis is in the differential. I would suggest seeing either your primary care physician or a dermatologist. If you can not afford a visit you could try over the counter topical steroid cream and see if it resolves. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have capillaries showing in my face i have pale skin sometimes i get dry red patches why does this occur ?

I have capillaries showing in my face i have pale skin sometimes i get dry red patches  why does this occur ?

Possible rosacea: You might have rosacea. I would advise you to see a dermatologist for a difinative diagnosis, as skin problems are nearly impossible to diagnose when not seen in person. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a small red patch of dry skin below one eye. I have never had dry skin or rashes on my face; should I have this checked out or wait for a bit?

Probably ok to wait: This may be an area of dry skin or an area of irritation from soap or cleaning. It should be safe to wait to see if it resolves. If not, or if it worsens, then get it checked. ...Read more

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Since using differin and Epiduo, my skin on my face has become terribly dry, It has red flaky patches under my nose and on my cheeks. What can I do to?

Since using differin and Epiduo, my skin on my face has become terribly dry, It has red flaky patches under my nose and on my cheeks. What can I do to?

Stop epiduo: Epiduo is a very expensive way to use Differin. It is Differin + benzoyl peroxide in 1 tube. Differin is to be used ONCE a day. You are using it TWICE!! Throw away the Epiduo. You can get Differin OTC for $12. Benzoyl peroxide is drying. Differin is also. You can get benzoyl peroxide OTC for $5. When you use Differin only once a day, without benzoyl peroxide, your irritation will stop. Use a moist ...Read more

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My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema( since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin . ...Read more

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3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin. Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female. Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders. It started out like a rash with pimples. The bumps are gone but the

3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin.  Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female.  Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders.  It started out like a rash with pimples.  The bumps are gone but the

See your doctor: Contact dermatitis presents the way you described and can be a result of your skin being sensitized to a cream, soap, preservative, pillow fabric etc. There are other potential diagnoses which will require an exam by a dermatologist to rule out other inflammatory skin conditions which can be treated with the right medication. ...Read more

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How to treat redness and dry skin on the face?

How to treat redness and dry skin on the face?

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

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How can I get rid of redness and dry skin on the face?

How can I get rid of redness and dry skin on the face?

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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Face-skin dry/litle bit of redness around cheeks/few pimples and blackheads.Wat drugstore cleanser should I use that wont dry out my face?

Face-skin dry/litle bit of redness around cheeks/few pimples and blackheads.Wat drugstore cleanser should I use that wont dry out my face?

Cetaphil Restoraderm: Cetaphil restoraderm cleanser and moisturizer are intended for individuals with eczema or very dry skin and can be used on face as well as body. Otherwise, they also make a gentle cleanser that might work as well. ...Read more

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Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Dermatitis: It depends on what is really going on and should be seen by a doctor. It could be contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, Lupus, Rosacea, and other etiologies. Each condition would be approached a little different in regards to work-up and treatment. ...Read more