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My skin is always red. Is something wrong with my skin or my veins?

My skin is always red. Is something wrong with my skin or my veins?

Possibly : There are many cause for red skin. Sun damage sun burn and other irritations are the most common. There are hundred more. It can be cause by vein problems especially on the legs .This is called venous stasis dermatitis. Check with a doctor for more specific ideas or answers. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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I am 16 and really sensitive to sun and have developed redness on my skin with blisters and red visible veins. It pains a lot.Do I have rosacea?

I am 16 and really sensitive to sun and have developed redness on my skin with blisters and red visible veins. It pains a lot.Do I have rosacea?

Derm: Many of us have sensitive skin and have to be extra vigilant in protecting our skin from the sun. Sight unseen, it's not possible to diagnose your skin issue. In many cases, a primary care physician (ie: your pediatrician), can make the diagnosis and prescribe treatment. However, if the condition is so severe, you might want to consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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A small part of my vein in my penis seems raised and has small redness irritation look under the skin, has been like this for two years, any ideas?

A small part of my vein in my penis seems raised and has small redness irritation look under the skin, has been like this for two years, any ideas?

Probably just..: What described probably just represents a thrombosed vein or varix. It's harmless and just leave it alone as long as being painless and not bothersome to you. If still in doubt, go to see urologist for detailing and confirmation. Best wish... ...Read more

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Wife was recently diagnosed with nets. When she showers her skin becomes very painful and small red veins appear in affected areas. What causes this?

Wife was recently diagnosed with nets. When she showers her skin becomes very painful and small red veins appear in affected areas. What causes this?

NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOR: Nets is a very complex disease. It has many possible symptoms and signs, and some people have just a few and others have many. Keep in close contact with your doctors re: questions and treatment, and your situation is unique. ...Read more

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Each day when I wake up I have a 2-3in vein on my calf that protrudes. No pain, had red spot under skin by it last week. Only in AM for past 2months..

Each day when I wake up I have a 2-3in vein on my calf that protrudes. No pain, had red spot under skin by it last week. Only in AM for past 2months..

Protruding vein: Not likely to be a serious health issue. However an Ultrasound of the area with attention to the venous system is a simple, low cost, low risk diagnostic image that can help determine what it is and how to treat. Compression is the first line therapy for bad veins. Be well. ...Read more

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Do more than usual red veins in whites of my eyes mean there is something wrong with my optic nerves?

Do more than usual red veins in whites of my eyes mean there is something wrong with my optic nerves?

No: No relationship between optic nerve and the vessels on the surface of the eyes in most cases. You may just have irritation on the surface---see an ophthalmologist for treatment. ...Read more

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