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My face is red and burning up. Could allergies be the cause of these symptoms?

My face is red and burning up. Could allergies be the cause of these symptoms?

Possibly: Skin irritation on the face only, especially in women is most often a contact irritant reaction. This could represent a true allergy to chemicals found in facial cleansers, make-up products, lotions or sunscreens. Step one is to stop all topicals and try a cleanser such as cetaphil restoraderm or aquaphor unscented baby wash. If irritation persists, see your doctor. A physicial exam is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?

What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?

Allergies: The best treatment is: get an allergy skin test before starting treatment to see what you are allergic to. Depending on results we see if OTC Claritin (loratadine) or other anti allergy meds will work for body & if a mast cell stabilizer or antihistamine or steroid drop is needed for the eyes. More info on Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com: "step ladder treatment for allergies". ...Read more

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I've been prone to sneezing burning eyes ,no redness and runny nose since 3 months non stop. Never had a history of allergies.What could be the cause?

I've been prone to sneezing burning eyes ,no redness and runny nose since 3 months non stop. Never had a history of allergies.What could be the cause?

See allergist: Unless you have been tested, you cannot rule out allergies. Yet burning eyes is not typical for allergic conjunctivitis and more suggestive of dry eyes or an irritant reaction to eye cosmetics (Mascara) and even infection. Vasomotor rhinitis is yet another possibility. Suggest that you consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Skin and blood testing negative for allergies so what would cause the pretty constant burning and itching on my face and in my throat?

Skin and blood testing negative for allergies so what would cause the pretty constant burning and itching on my face and in my throat?

Seen by allergist?: Have your consulted a board-certified allergist? Your skin problem may be from a contact allergen which would not be detected by skin or blood test. The throat itching may not be related to the skin problem. Try to keep a record of your food intake and the onset of symptoms for a couple of weeks to see if there is a connection (usually. ...Read more

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My face is red with flushing it did have a little burning, when flushing started my whole face would get red neck/chest. No other symptoms. ?

My face is red with flushing it did have a little burning, when flushing started my whole face would get red neck/chest. No other symptoms. ?

Facial Flushing: 38 year old lady with concern of facial flushing. Please see your MD for a full exam. When did this flushing start? There is actually a wide diagnostic differential for facial flushing and a full exam should be performed with a careful medical history. Some causes are menopause, niacin , physiologic flushing (blushing), Carcinoid Syndrome, Polycythemia, drugs, EtOH, allergic reactions. Good luck. ...Read more

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15 minutes after eating pasta John's face started to turn red. Could that be a food allergy symptom?

15 minutes after eating pasta John's face started to turn red. Could that be a food allergy symptom?

Mgt/workup: Yes it could be, and an allergic rash eg hives is a common finding, along with GI symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. I would suggest CAP testing for the sauce ingredients, and a food panel. Discuss with you pediatrician, and please check the labels for the ingredients. ...Read more

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Asthmatic. Develops red patches on body, hand and face specially, are painful with burning feeling. This happens when she exerts. Symptoms last 1.5hrs?

Asthmatic. Develops red patches on body, hand and face specially, are painful with burning feeling. This happens when she exerts. Symptoms last 1.5hrs?

More info needed: Could be due to many reasons. She should see an allergist and check with her family physician and/or pulmonologist also. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.

What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation?  Also have several red spots on my arms.

Facial rash: facial rash with burning can be cause by an allergic reaction to something that touched your facial skin, a viral infection like herpes, shingles on the face, photo-drug reaction to a medication you are taking, and other causes, skin diseases like Lupus. You should see your local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes the side of my face and ear to get red. Happens when stress or lay down. don't have ear inf. have allergies, deviated septum and anxiety?

What causes the side of my face and ear to get red. Happens when stress or lay down. don't have ear inf. have allergies, deviated septum and anxiety?

Many things: There are quite a few conditions that may cause redness of the face under the circumstances you mention. Rosacea is one of them. Sensitive to emotions blood vessels that dilate after being embarrassed or after alcohol intake maybe the clue to diagnosis. Seeing a dermatologist will help with definitive diagnosis. Good luck from NYC. ...Read more

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Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). No allergies/new foods/detergent ect. Symptom of something else serious?

Burnig/itchy hives upper body/face x6days in row. Come ad go w/ benadryl (diphenhydramine). No allergies/new foods/detergent ect.  Symptom of something else serious?

Possibly: The fact that it is new onset, responds to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and has sx limited to what you mention still point to some type of allergy to a food/ air borne pollen in bloom. Ask your doctor to use a stronger tx than just Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if it persists to do an allergy work up. Also make sure you have not been exposed to mites/fleas, bed bugs, etc. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info

My 9 yr old son has been told he has dryeye and allergies! symptoms r a cough red eyes rolling eyes and head & sniffing? What do u thnk please give info

See a pediatrician: A child who rolls his eyes, his head, and sniffs off and on may have tics, which are exaggerated habits. Of course he may have allergies and dry eyes, too. The allergies and eye symptoms may "encourage" the tics to continue because the symptoms make him sense that there is some discomfort in the eyes. Some doctors check for strep throat when a child has new tics with cold/allergy/throat symptoms. ...Read more

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Blood red, painful, burning, skin.Blurry eye sight, vomiting, extreme head ache.Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin?How long will it last?

Blood red, painful, burning, skin.Blurry eye sight, vomiting, extreme head ache.Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin?How long will it last?

Possibly: Niacin commonly causes flushing (hot feeling, red skin, tingling) and headaches after taking, particularly doses greater than 1000 mg. The best thing to do is stop taking it for a couple days to see if the symptoms go away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Symptoms: headache , burning sensation in face, metal taste in mouth , heartburn , neck is stiff, nausea, red eyes, facial pain, dizziness , ?

Symptoms: headache , burning sensation in face, metal taste in mouth , heartburn , neck is stiff, nausea, red eyes, facial pain, dizziness , ?

Evaluation Needed: From the symptoms you have mentioned it is hard to differential diagnose. You will need to go to the doctors to get an examination. ...Read more

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Is it possible to STILL have flare-ups, redness and burning sensations on my cheekbones/face 7 months after a high current electrolysis procedure?

Is it possible to STILL have flare-ups, redness and burning sensations on my cheekbones/face 7 months after a high current electrolysis procedure?

Evaluation: I think that you might want to have an evaluation by a dermatologist. I do not believe that your problems are due to a high current electrolysis procedure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

Can someone have an allergy with a chronic swollen face for years, but without pain or redness. And not know about it?

No: Allergic reaction does not last years. The swelling from an allergic reaction however may linger on for a couple of days before going away. ...Read more

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I have been used benzoyl perpxide on small area of my face after 1 day its become itchy , redness and feeling like burning what can ido am travling ?

Allergic reaction: I would stop using the benzoyl peroxide for a few days and only wash with a gentle soap. When you re-apply it, use small amounts and be sure to moisturize with a lightweight cream that will not clog your pores. If this doesn't help, see your doctor when you return home for better alternative. ...Read more