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I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

I have red spots on on my breast after using heating pad. They are pretty minor one big reddish-purplish spot. Is there anything I can do?

Ref spots: Keep area clean and cool and spots will resolve within 48 hr if you did not burn skin. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side

Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side

Yes: Prolonged use of a heating pad may cause a rash and possibly persistent pigmentation called erythema ab igne. Hot water bottles and heating pads should be used for no more than 20 minutes at a time to avoid damage to the skin and soft tissues. Caution is advised. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a head ache in my neck mostly. I laid on a heating pad to try and help. Now I can barely pick my head up it hurts so bad.

I have a head ache in my neck mostly. I laid on a heating pad to try and help. Now I can barely pick my head up it hurts so bad.

Neck pain: Tension migraines are headaches that come from tense muscles of the neck that insert on the back of the head. The headaches are usually from compensatory muscle spasm due to abnormal alignment of the cervical spine. Massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic care are helpful to relieve the neck pain and headaches. ...Read more

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I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

Uncertain? Diagnosi: Need to know the diagnosis. We see this kind of problem in a lot of situations that you need a better diagnosis to clarify your therapy. It depends on examination the range of motion of your neck and even the muscle tone in myofascial tender points. You may well need imaging, x-rays and even injections. ...Read more

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As soon as I'm exposed to heat (any source) I get hot bright red spots on my skin. It's really embarrassing. Is there any medicine I can take for this?

As soon as I'm exposed to heat (any source) I get hot bright red spots on my skin. It's really embarrassing. Is there any medicine I can take for this?

Rosacea?: You may have a condition known as rosacea if the red spots occur only from the neck up. There are reasonably successful treatment for rosacea. Talk to your doctor and find out if you need to see a dermatologist. ...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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Has slightly elevated red spots on her skin that throw off heat but it don't apear to be a bug bite but she also has allergies (only happens at home)?

Has slightly elevated red spots on her skin that throw off heat but it don't apear to be a bug bite but she also has allergies (only happens at home)?

Evaluation: Take pictures of the rash and bring them into your primary care doctors office or see an Allergist for more details. The type of rash depends on various factors so getting someone to see it in person is important in order to get a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Would heat stroke cause red non itching spots on skin as an after effect? Possibly burst blood vessels?

Heat stroke: Will cause ataxia and anterior vermal cerebellar atrophy on CT / MRI. (see photo) With permission from my teaching file. ...Read more

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I think I have multiple spider bites, but I'm not sure. The inner part of the blotch is flat and brown (my skin is brown) and it's surrounded by a red?

I think I have multiple spider bites, but I'm not sure. The inner part of the blotch is flat and brown (my skin is brown) and it's surrounded by a red?

I would not be so: Sure that these are spider bites if there are mulitple lesions (unless you are wholed up with a bunch of spiders). Please check out this fabulous site that provides photographs, symptoms & cases. Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/rashes ...Read more

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I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

I have a raised red skin blotch on my arm that disappears and comes bacj?

Red skin blotch: Not enough information to guess a diagnosis. Does it come and go in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years. Is it a single spot? Does it have scale? Or any symptoms like itching or burning? When it leaves can you tell that anything was there? Does it start small and grow or does it appear fully formed right away? These are some of the factors your dermatologist will take into considera. ...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.

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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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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I noticed a medium sized blotch dark red in color on my penile shaft. It is not painful, and is only a change in color of the skin. What is this?

I noticed a medium sized blotch dark red in color on my penile shaft. It is not painful, and is only a change in color of the skin. What is this?

May be. ..: This question is like a conundrum. So, I will guess as it's. Red color hints one to think about something related with vessel, being painless and of medium size suggests not related with inflammation and it has been around for a while. Hence, it may be just a segment of dilated penile dorsal vein, which is compressible & harmless, and it will stay with you forever & require no active Rx. See Doc. ...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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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?

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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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 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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On my head, I have small blotch that is light & spreading slowly. In the center there is a red bruise that appears, scabs, disappears, ?

Dermatologist: Lesions that a=asymmetric, b=irregular boarders, c=irregular color pattern, d=larger then the size of a pencil eraser are worrisome. If your fit the abcd rule, have it biopsied. ...Read more

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Heat exhaustion vs stroke? Which has blotchy skin?

Heat exhaustion vs stroke? Which has blotchy skin?

Temp of 104: Heatstroke is the 3rd stage of worsening heat-related conditions. As your body overheats, you first may develop heat cramps. If you don't cool down, you may progress to heat exhaustion, marked by heavy sweating, nausea, lightheadedness and feeling faint. Heatstroke occurs if body temperature continues to rise to 104. At this point, emergency treatment is needed. The skin is flushed red. ...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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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