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Why does my skin gets blotchy and red on my arms and fingers while doing mild exercise?

Why does my skin gets blotchy and red on my arms and fingers while doing mild exercise?

See below: Exercise can be a trigger for hives. I would discuss with your doctor. They can be prevented by taking daily allegra, claritin, or zyrtec along with Zantac (ranitidine) or tagamet. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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I get red blotchy skin when I'm nervous, excited or exercise. I have a reddish brown rash on my legs where I normally blotch, but it doesn't go away?

I get red blotchy skin when I'm nervous, excited or exercise. I have a reddish brown rash on my legs where I normally blotch, but it doesn't go away?

Hives?: Sounds like your getting hives (urticaria) under certain conditions. If this itches and you scratch you may cause discoloration some of which could be permanent. See a dermatologist for eval and possible allergy testing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?

I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun). on chest, neck, and face. Randomly. It just turns blotchy?

There are many: Potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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When I sit in the sun for about 20 mins my skin gets red and blotchy like a sunburn. What could be causing it?

When I sit in the sun for about 20 mins my skin gets red and blotchy like a sunburn. What could be causing it?

Heat, sun reaction: Most likely it is an increase in blood flow to your skin as you are out in the heat. Blood vessels in your skin dilate and the skin then becomes red as you describe. It's also possible that you are having a phototoxic reaction. That's a reaction of your skin to sunlight when you are on certain medications. Things like birth control, even NSAID's can cause this type of reaction. ...Read more

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What to do about dry, red, flaky and blotchy skin!?

Skin care: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. 9. See a dermatologist to find out why skin is red & flaky. ...Read more

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Why do fair people's skin turn blotchy and red when they go outside in the cold?

Why do fair people's skin turn blotchy and red when they go outside in the cold?

Vascular changes: Changes in temperature can cause changes in superficial blood flow to the skin. This is what often happens when one goes quickly from a warm environment to a cold one. Because your skin is fair this makes the change more obvious. ...Read more

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I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly. I gets worse with stress, but never goes away.?

I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly. I gets worse with stress, but never goes away.?

Dermatitis: Without looking at the lesions/rash it is difficult to be precise. It can be two different entities. ...Read more

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Why is my facial skin so red and blotchy?

This would require: Examination of your skin & a history to try to answer that question. Take care. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my facial skin so red, blotchy and patchy?

Please explain why is my facial skin so red, blotchy and patchy?

Skin patchiness: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin on my face, help please I don't know what to do!?

Red blotchy skin on my face, help please I don't know what to do!?

Mirvaso: Depending on the cause, there is a new topical prescription cream that reduces redness on the face. But I would see a dermatologist to determine the cause, as if this is a contact allergy then eliminating the aggravating agent will resolve the redness. ...Read more

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Why is my facial skin so red, blotchy and patchy? I need some advice.

Why is my facial skin so red, blotchy and patchy? I need some advice.

Need to visualize: & obtain history to identify the cause of these skin issues before we can make treatment recommendation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red blotchy skin on face?

That is really: Dependent on what the cause is. Many conditions may present with a rash. You would likely need medical eval to find out the reason for your red blotchy skin. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red blotchy skin when nervous?

Beta blockers!: 10mg of Propranolol can block the red response when nervous. It is a temporary fit but is very safe and can work in important social situations. ...Read more

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What are the red blotchy spots that appear on skin when you drink too much?

What are the red blotchy spots that appear on skin when you drink too much?

Maybe vasodilation: Alcohol can act as a vasodilator causing flushing with drinking. Some people also react to tannins in wine. ...Read more

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Why is my skin so itchy? It's been itchy for two months now and it just now became red blotchy and has white bumps. It won't stop.

Need eval to know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Red, blotchy skin and very itchy. Starts appearing in the summer (but not every summer) and hot temperatures. Is it something to be worried about?

Prickly Heat rash: This usually occurs from excessive sweating in the summer and blockage of the sweat glands. If you exercise, try to do so in cooler environments. Wear clothing that clothing that wicks away sweat. Avoid oils and lotions. You can use calamine lotion or Hydrocortisone ointment/creams for the itchiness. ...Read more

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Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Many possibilities: There's a long differential here, from seborrheic dermatitis to allergic or irritant dermatitis to a yeast or fungus infection - hives - something called erythema multiforme - the list goes on and on. A lot depends on how long it's been present, whether it itches, its precise appearance, etc. You really need to have a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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Is there a good cream for breaking up blotchy red skin?

Is there a good cream for breaking up blotchy red skin?

The cause of the: Blotchy red skin would need to be determined before that recommendation can be made. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of blotchy, red skin?

How can you get rid of blotchy, red skin?

Hydrocortisone: For a mild problem use Hydrocortisone cream. If however it persists, then see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and prescription treatments or self care instructions. ...Read more

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Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Is it itchy?: If these symptoms have been occurring for a while you may be allergic to one of your medications or have another skin condition such as cold urticaria. See if your symptoms occur around the time of taking your medication or are related to exposure to cold. Is your rash itchy and how long does it last? If it does not go away in minutes see your doctor right away so that a precise diagnosis can m ...Read more

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Could this be anemia? My daughter is 13 yaers old 113 lbs. 5'4" active in sports. Sometimes around her menstral she passes out. At basketball practice she gets red, blotchy skin, - her knees turn allmost black- she gets winded before the others do and we

Could this be anemia? My daughter is 13 yaers old 113 lbs. 5'4" active in sports. Sometimes around her menstral she passes out. At basketball practice she gets red, blotchy skin, - her knees turn allmost black- she gets winded before the others do and we

Since: Since your daughter's symptoms seem to be precipitated by exercise, one needs to look carefully at the heart with an echocardiogram. Possible causes for her symptoms would be valvular heart disease or asymetric septal hypertrophy. If she has not had an echo, I would insist on one before allowing her to particpate in sports. She could also be having an irregular heart beat brought on by exercise. Wearing a monitor while exercising would help determine if that was happening or not. And yes, anemia can cause reduced exercise tolerance, too. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of red, blotchy patch of skin under your nose?

How do you get rid of red, blotchy patch of skin under your nose?

Depends: It can be dermatitis which will respond a topical steroid such as hydrocortisone. If improvement is not significant a stronger strength may be necessary. See a dermatologist for proper evaluation if the 1 % does not work. ...Read more

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My skin is always red/blotchy on my cheeks and along my jawline. It's not itchy/irritated/bumpy/burns or anything, just bright red. Help?

My skin is always red/blotchy on my cheeks and along my jawline. It's not itchy/irritated/bumpy/burns or anything, just bright red. Help?

Red face: Persistent redness in the face could be a form of rosacea. See your doctor for treatment options. Also, some people are just born with a more flushed, ruddy complexion on the cheeks. This may have to be treated with laser or ipl to reduce the redness. ...Read more

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I have red, blotchy skin on certain parts of my body that I really want to get rid of. It isn't bumpy, just red. How can I get more even skin tone?

I have red, blotchy skin on certain parts of my body that I really want to get rid of. It isn't bumpy, just red. How can I get more even skin tone?

Cause of botching?: To get more even skin tone (other than masking it), it is important to know what is causing the red blotchy skin- an infection? Allergic reaction? Autoimmune cause? By doing so, it can be treated appropriately. Your doctor can help get a referral to a dermatologist depending on the specific details of your case. ...Read more

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I have red blotchy spots on my skin. Lately, I have been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using the steam room and pool.

I have red blotchy spots on my skin. Lately, I have been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using the steam room and pool.

Flushed face: Alcohol can cause flushing of your face. If you are concerned it may be something else, have it looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more