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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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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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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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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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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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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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