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Doctor insights on: Generalized Redness Of Skin

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What could cause redness on my skin?

What could cause redness on my skin?

Lots of things: Any type if stimulus to the skin can cause it to turn red. ...Read more

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How can you reduce redness and dryness of skin?

How can you reduce redness and dryness of skin?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a vague redness that my skin gets when it is scratched or rubbed?

What can I do to address a vague redness that my skin gets when it is scratched or rubbed?

Dermatographia: "writing on the skin" or physical urticari--hive formation upon physical stimunlation such as scratching. We don't really know why it occurs, but it is common and not dangerous; jst bothersome. It is possible there is a deficiency of protein called complement-1, but this is rare. Keeping cool and use of anithistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can help. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can toothpaste help with redness in skin?

Can toothpaste help with redness in skin?

No: Toothpaste will irritate the skin, some people believe that it can dry out pimples, but instead toothpaste will cause redness and peeling. Use toothpaste for the teeth only! ...Read more

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How can I get redness outta sunburnt skin?

How can I get redness outta sunburnt skin?

Be patient.: Generally, time is your best ally; of course you must avoid repeat burning. In many of my patients over the years, skin care products containing green tea extract have helped to reduce the time needed for the red to fade. ...Read more

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How to deal with redness or inflammation of skin?

How to deal with redness or inflammation of skin?

Too general.: There are so many causes of redness or inflammation that we cannot possibly give you an intelligent answer without more information. If the rash is sudden or widespread, you should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Broken skin and redness after facial, what do you recommend for this?

Broken skin and redness after facial, what do you recommend for this?

Skin cream: There are many. I prefer those containing ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema cream. Consider this next time you waste money on a "facial". It should heal in a few days. ...Read more

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My skin has a redness to it, and when rubbed there is an itchy sensation?

My skin has a redness to it, and when rubbed there is an itchy sensation?

Dry? rash? history?: Your skin may be dry, especially if you've been out in the sun a lot, or there may be something more going on. Is there a rash, or just vague/generalized redness? Any other symptoms? Exposure to any foods, plants, chemicals? Any medications or medical conditions? Try moisturizer lotion 2-4x/day for a few days, and if not getting better, get checked by a dr. ...Read more

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My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.

My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.

Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more