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Generalized Redness Of Skin
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 can help. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
Follow up on previous question: how does biopsy of facial skin happens, and does it need to be during flare up of redness or any time? Thank u.
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