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What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?

What would cause red cheeks on face? Not itchy nor any other symptoms. Would singular or ventolin hfa cause it? What will help reduce redness?

Red cheeks can have: Many causes: acne; rosacea; dry skin; lupus; irritation from skin care products, polycythemia, etc. Both singulair (montelukast) & ventolin can cause facial redness as part of an allergic reaction (swelling of face, lips, throat) which should prompt u to seek medical help immediately. Singulair (montelukast) can also cause a rash. Suggest see fp for exam & treatment if required. ...Read more

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I have a spreading red itchiness and little bumps around butt cheek area, what can this be?

Have it evaluated: 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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I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, i was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, i was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the rash and he/she could direct treatment or diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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I went to bed one night, and woke up with very red small non-itchy, spots all over my cheek and forehead. They arent raised, what could this be?

I went to bed one night, and woke up with very  red small non-itchy,  spots all over my cheek and forehead. They arent raised, what could this be?

Urticaria: Urticaria is a possibility. It's a generalized term we use for hives. When we don't know the cause of the hives we call it "idiopathic urticaria". Since there are many causes of rashes speak with your physician. They would want to know if you'd eaten something commonly known to cause urticaria, such as shellfish, or peanuts. Or if you could be suffering from another common condition called rosacea. ...Read more

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2 or 3 small, red bumps on each side of inner butt cheek, almost directly across from one another, not painful, not itchy, been there about 4 weeks?

2 or 3 small, red bumps on each side of inner butt cheek, almost directly across from one another, not painful, not itchy, been there about 4 weeks?

Folliculitis.: What you are describing could be folliculitis which is simply inflammation of the extremely small hair follicles which are present in that area. Folliculitis can be asymptomatic, or it can be itchy. Try using some over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) twice daily for a week, but if that does not take care of it, see your dermatologist. You may need something prescription strength. ...Read more

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Hi over the past 2 years i keep getting a rash on my bum cheek it's starts of itchy and red then gets blisters which are painful for about a week?

Hi over the past 2 years i keep getting a rash on my bum cheek it's starts of itchy and red then gets blisters which are painful  for about a week?

Herpetic: It's sounds like an herpetic infection which can be treated with oral antivirals such as valtrex (valacyclovir). See your physician to evaluate and treat this. ...Read more