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My Face Is Always Red And Dry
My cheek area is red and there are little bumps all over and my face also feels very rough. My nose is also dry and peeling. Is this a heatrash?
Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-rash/basics/definition/con-20033908, http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview & http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/heat-rash.html for info on heat rash. Then go see your FamilyDoc. In meantime, avoid (excess) heat exposure as much as possible. ...Read more
Eczema: Some people have very sensitive skin and need to be aware of what chemicals they apply. Living in dry climates and cold weather can exacerbate this problem. A moisturizer with a barrier to protect the outer layer will help. Visit a dermatologist in your area as they may be able to assess your skin and provide cosmetic-medical grade products to assist you. ...Read more
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Gentle skin care: Hands often become dry and irritated in the winter and may become red as a result. Now that spring is here, your problem may improve. Regardless, you should practice gentle skin care, as in minimize hand washing, use gentle soap (like cetaphil), and moisturize frequently. For very dry hands, use something thick enough that it needs to be scooped out of tub or squeezed out of a bottle. ...Read more
My face has been dry, a little red, and burninhg and the skin on the inner part of my elbows are red and dry. Why is my skin reacting this way? Could
Woke up this morning with my face being sore and quite red, blotchy and feels scaly and bumpy. It's very dry and looks like I have lots of wrinkles.
Facial redness: See a doctor to examine the problem and go from there! ...Read more
Dry skin: The most common reason for itchy skin is dry skin or xerosis. When the skin becomes dry, it itches and with scratching, it becomes red. Beyond dry skin, there are a number of skin conditions such as eczema (allergic, irritant, contact) that need to be considered. An allergist or dermatologist can help find the cause of the itching, so an effective treatment can be found. ...Read more
Dry skin: Try applying a moisturizer like virgin coconut oil to her skin. ...Read more
Many possibilities: 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
My mole fell off and now the skin is itchy and puffy with little red bumps around it. Why is this?
Healing: This is likely granular tissue healing the now open wound. However you must see a dermatologist ...Read more
Allergy: The most common cause of red, itchy eyes and flaky red skin on the eyelids is allergy - either environmental or a contact allergy. See your eye doctor for medication to resolve the episode. If these episodes are recurrent, you may wish to see an allergist to help to determine the exact cause of the allergy. ...Read more
The skin on my eyelids and under my eyes is red and flaky, in the mornings my eyes are always watering and my lower jaw&under my chin are real itchy?
Allergic dermatitis: You have allergy reaction to something. If it's worse in the morning after waking up it may be your sheet or pillow. You may consider washing your bedding with hypoallergenic gentle detergent. Please make sure they are cotton not synthetic material. Change your pillow every 6-7 months and the cover 1-3 time per week. use Vaseline A and D ointment over the skin and use cold pack over it. ...Read more
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Excessive dryness CAN result from multiple topical medications, so apply sparingly at first so your skin can adapt and you can monitor for hypersensitivity. ...Read more
Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?
See a doctor: Any number of issues come to mind and an accurate diagnosis is important prior to treatment. This way you will know if all three problems are related and what can be done for each. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with swollen lips, eyes and nose, swollen genitals, and flat, itchy red circles on my face and body. What could it be?
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