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My son gets a red rash on his arms after being outside in the sun. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it?

My son gets a red rash on his arms after being outside in the sun. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it?

Sun rash and sun allergy are terms often used to describe a number of conditions in which an itchy red rash occurs on skin that's been exposed to sunlight: A common form of sun rash is polymorphic light eruption, also known as sun poisoning. Some people have a hereditary type of sun rash, while others develop signs and symptoms only when triggered by another factor — such as certain types of medications or skin exposure to certain plants, such as limes or wild parsnip. People who have severe sun sensitivity may need to take preventive measures, such as: Limiting exposure. , Using sunscreen. , Covering up. , Avoiding triggers. ...Read more

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Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?

Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?

Depends: You should treat the symptoms with a mild topical steroid and see if that helps. If this is really one-sided then this may be a sun-sensitivity problem, meaning something other than a sunburn. The change in skin tone may even out with time. You should probably see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyes and face is so swollen due to being out in the beach ...how do i treat this?

My eyes and face is so swollen due to being out in the beach ...how do i treat this?

Carefully: YOu have not mentioned if you are sunburned. This is the most common problem. AS you are swollen the most likely treatment is time . If you have open or blistered areas of the skin this is suggestive of second degree burn. A burn cream over the counter will do but if turns more red and painful need to see your doctor. Most likely the best treatment is prevention ...Read more

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I have black mark not spot on my forehead from left to center and become more during the winter. Can I use and cream to avoid it?

I have black mark not spot on my forehead  from left to center and become more during the winter. Can I use and cream to avoid it?

See a doctor: The question here is really what causes are there for a pigmented lesion on the forehead that are persistent and increasing in size. There are several differential diagnoses but without examination, a specific diagnosis cannot be made. See your doctor/dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat my oily face. What are the things which I should do and not in my oily skin.

How to treat my oily face.  What are the things which I should do and not in my oily skin.

Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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I get a lot of skin tags on my face due to genetics. What can I safely do to prevent them?

I get a lot of skin tags on my face due to genetics. What can I safely do to prevent them?

More info needed.: Who told you it was genetic and why? Please resubmit; we know a lot about recognized genetic disorders, and can not answer your question without further information. ...Read more

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I keep getting boils in my rectum and anal area also on my buttocks cheeks why is this. How can I get rid of them, and avoid them.

I keep getting boils in my rectum and anal area also on my buttocks cheeks why is this. How can I get rid of them, and avoid them.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Among other things, you should be tested for diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Keep getting a break out on my face every time i travel....Change weather and environment. Is this normal? How can I get rid of the pimples and spots?

Keep getting a break out on my face every time i travel....Change weather and environment. Is this normal? How can I get rid of the pimples and spots?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I work in a fast food place what can I do to stop my face from bumping?

I work in a fast food place what can I do to stop my face from bumping?

Bumping Face: It's very common to get "bumps: -- actually acne -- from working in fast food places because many of the greases and oils get on your face while working in that atmosphere. Get some wipes and wipe you face ever hour or so to get rid of the oils and greases that are plugging up the oil glands in your skin. Or else work in a different area where there is no cooking near you. ...Read more

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How can i treat fungus on my skin?Got it in the back and face.

How can i treat fungus on my skin?Got it in the back and face.

Use fungicide cream: If ir is definitely a fungus rash it can be treated with an over the counter fungicide. Other wise you shouod have the rash evaluated by a doc. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to avoid pimples and scars after hair removal on face should I close my pores or open them and how to do that ?, what to apply

Whats the best way to avoid pimples and scars after hair removal on face should I close my pores or open them and how to do that ?, what to apply

Would kind of have: to see to make the best advise. But HIBICLENS (soap) and water twice a day would be a good start. This is directed at the most common serious skin germ that can infect cuts. Depending on particular skin issues, benzoyl peroxide (over the counter) or antibiotic creme (prescription) might be helpful in some. ...Read more

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How to redness of skin from shower in the morning before school ? Dont want to look like a tomato going to school on my cheeks

How to redness of skin from shower in the morning before school ? Dont want to look like a tomato going to school on my cheeks

Increased blood flow: The increased blood flow to your skin during your shower is what is causing the redness. So all you need to do is switch over to cool/cold water the last 1-2 minutes of your shower to cause those dilated blood vessels to constrict, and the redness will disappear. Now you just have to learn to tolerate that end of shower cool down! ...Read more

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What to do if i get pain above my eyes and in the eyebrow part of my face. How to reduce it?

What to do if i get pain above my eyes and in the eyebrow part of my face. How to reduce it?

Eyebrow pain: Pain of the eyebrow can be due to many things. An md would examine to see if there is a rash, scaliness in that area (seborrheic dermatitis). If affecting only one side, for instance, the md would be sure it is not herpes zoster virus. If the pain/ache is on the temporal side of the eyebrow, temporal arteritis would be ruled out in an older patient. ...Read more

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My face is peeling due to a product I just started using. How can i lessen the peeling? Or how can i cover up the peeling of my face?

My face is peeling due to a product I just started using. How can i lessen the peeling? Or how can i cover up the peeling of my face?

Neutralizing a Peel: I would wash your face with water to fully remove the peeling agent. It is difficult to respond much more. Did a MD or aesthetician apply the product? It would be helpful to know the name of the product. contact the professional you got the product from. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth is red. It also tingles and burns whenever I try applying a face mask. How can I get it back to the natural skin tone?

The skin around my mouth is red. It also tingles and burns whenever I try applying a face mask. How can I get it back to the natural skin tone?

Take a break: You may be over treating your face with otc products designed for acne issues. Personally I like to apply a thin layer of vaseline over raw skin at night and sleep with vaporizer to encourage water to fluff up skin cells. Hope this article helps! If it doesn't improve soon see your MD. http://www.prevention.com/beauty/skin-care/facial-skin-care-help-sensitive-skin-and-skin-allergies ...Read more

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What can i use to take marks in my face away?

What can i use to take marks in my face away?

Explain please: Hello, can you explain in a little detail about how you got those marks, how long have you had them, and possible cause of mark. Because the treatment usually varies depending on what caused the marks. ...Read more

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Since i obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?

Since i obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?

HIV & rash on face: One of the rashes that is common is the setting of HIV is seborrheic dermatitis, which is a red rash with yellowish scales primarily on hairline, brows, around the nose and in the moustache/beard area. In patients with hiv, seborrheic dermatitis can be more extensive and more challenging to treat. However there are excellent treatments. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid flushed red face caused by blood pressure medicine?

What can I do to avoid flushed red face caused by blood pressure medicine?

Flushing and BP meds: You should speak to your doctor about your problem and see if your medicine can be changed. There are a multitude of BP meds on the market and i quite certain that one can substituted for the medicine that is giving you problems. Give your physician call and get your problem resolved. Good luck. ...Read more

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My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

My brother has head fungus but it doesn't look like ringworm. It looks like red patches in random shapes. Is it contagious? How do I avoid it forever

Tinea capitis: If your brother is being treated properly with oral & local antifungal medications, he should not be contagious after 48 hrs of starting the treatment, don't share towels & sheets, his should be washed in hot water, dried in dryer, & if possible ironed. I hope that answer your questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I am nervous my body would heat up and my face will be very red and hot. My heart beat were also fast. Is it normal? How to avoid this?

When I am nervous my body would heat up and my face will be very red and hot. My heart beat were also fast. Is it normal? How to avoid this?

Anxiety??: U need to have a physical examination & lab workup through a family physician first, to rule out medical/physiological causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What OTC use to help with redness in face?

What OTC use to help with redness in face?

None???: Your post is unclear; "redness" in the face can be anything from sun exposure; to something more serious like dermatitis; or lupus...Best to have your doctor 'eyeball' this in order to get adequate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause redness on my brother's face?

What can cause redness on my brother's face?

Redness brother face: 1. you slapped him? 2. He did not use sunscreen? 3. He is embarrassed? Need pictures and more details. ...Read more

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My face gets red really eaisly :(? How can I reduce the redness?

Possible rosacea: Rosacea is a skin condition that causes redness and flushing of the skin. It can be associated with red pustules as well. There treatments which can control the symptoms you should see a dermatologist . ...Read more

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How can I reduce my face marks nd redness in my face without using high cost medicine?

How can I reduce my face marks nd redness in my face without using high cost medicine?

Cheap alternatives: I understand you have already been treated for acne scars. I trust topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you. Even in a dysfunctional health care system, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline shouldn't be cost-prohibitive and might be the best "cheap" option. ...Read more

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How to rid face of redness?

How to rid face of redness?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the redness, see your doctor to diagnosis and treat the redness. ...Read more

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I have a redness in my face ! what should I do ?

I have a redness in my face ! what should I do ?

Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I remove redness on my face?

How do I remove redness on my face?

Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I speed the process of clearing the redness from my face due to garlic?

How do I speed the process of clearing the redness from my face due to garlic?

Not likely to be: Due to garlic. Garlic does not usually cause redness. If the redness is bothersome you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause this and it gets worse when I get hot or mad the redness of my face.

What can cause this and it gets worse when I get hot or mad the redness of my face.

Red face: Your face has many blood vessels -- and many are close to the surface of your skin. This can increase as you age. They are very responsive to emotion like embarrassment, anger, etc. Because of your mind-body connection. Also some people have a condition called rosacea -- you get red face w/spicy foods, heat, alcohol, etc http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/rosacea-7/default.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?

What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?

Depends: How long has it been since the ance disappeared ? You may need something more aggressive like chemical peels to get rid of the layers little by little as at times the ted spots can turn into permanent dark spots. You could try a low strength of hydro quinine but we usually reserve this medication for the darker spots and not the red ones. Be sure you keep moisturizing well! ...Read more