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Currently using betaderm cream, I have itchy red skin with small white bumps around nose, mouth, & eyes. Occurs randomly, what is this issue called?

Currently using betaderm cream, I have itchy red skin with small white bumps around nose, mouth, & eyes. Occurs randomly, what  is this issue called?

Stop the cream.: First of all, betaderm (which contains betamethasone) is a strong steroid cream that should not be used on the face. Stop using it. Your pimply rash could be due to the cream itself. If it was there before you started applying betaderm, the most common causes are adult acne and rosacea, both easily treatable by a dermatologist, once he or she makes a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

Red Skin (Definition)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


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Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Dermatitis: It depends on what is really going on and should be seen by a doctor. It could be contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, Lupus, Rosacea, and other etiologies. Each condition would be approached a little different in regards to work-up and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck.. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion ? Thx

Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck.. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion ? Thx

Should see doctor: There are many different causes for red itchy rashes in children. Eczema is a possibility, but it usually appears in the folds of the arms and legs. I would suggest that he be seen by his pediatrician. Ointments are greasy feeling and tend to stay on the surface of the skin, while creams and lotions are more water-based and rub into the skin without leaving a residue. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has horrible allergies. He has red, puffy, itchy eyes and a runny nose and sneezing. No allergy meds are helping him, what can I do?

My 3 yr old has horrible allergies. He has red, puffy, itchy eyes and a runny nose and sneezing. No allergy meds are helping him, what can I do?

Allergists: Please take your baby to see an allergist. An allergist can help identify what allergens are causing all the trouble. It may be possible to eliminate them from the baby's environment. There are a number of prescription medications that may help. And allergy shots, although young children don't like them, are also an option. ...Read more

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Eyes were still itchy and red. They were also swollen, but there weren't bumps. Why is the itchy red area around eyes lasting for so long?

Allergies: At this time of year, there are many things floating around in the air that can irritate the eyes. If you do not treat these problems, they can last for months. Try using artificial tears 4x/day in both eyes. You can also use the OTC allergy drop, 'Zatidor' - this is 2x/day. ...Read more

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Hi, I get a non raised of itchy red rash/ patches on my cheeks and around eyes 1/7 days of the week, I also get red, dry upper lip 6/7 do you know?

Hi, I get a non raised of itchy red rash/ patches on my cheeks and around eyes 1/7 days of the week, I also get red, dry upper lip 6/7  do you know?

Allergy: Since the rash is not persistent but does recur, It could be due to allergy or intolerance to makeup or cosmetics. Occasionally such a reaction is an eczema reaction to foods. Some people react to materials in eye glasses this way. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash around eyes on & off for 3 months: red, itchy, flaky & swollen. Take allegra (fexofenadine) & hydroc: didn't work. What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a rash around eyes on & off for 3 months: red, itchy, flaky & swollen.  Take allegra (fexofenadine) & hydroc: didn't work. What can I do to get rid of it?

Depends.: It all depends on the cause and in your case a contact allergy to facial preparations or rosacea (when one flushes easily and often) may be some of the causes. Since Hydrocortisone cream has not helped, see an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Started about 3 months ago . Itchy hands & feet and scalp. Sometimes around eyes & wrists. Sometimes will turn red to sometimes a burning feeling.

You need evaluation : There can be many causes for this. You need to see a dermatologist, but it needs to be considered that this could be an allergic reaction to something. Ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist. ...Read more