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Red Blotchy Skin On Face
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
Wife had allergic prescription to new face cleanser; red, bumpy, blotchy skin. Can we use clobetasol propionate from past skin condition or is that not for face?
I have red blotch under my skin on both of my arms what is this my dad used to get this on his face. It takes a long time to clear up
Depending : Depending on your age and medications, this is often "solar purpura" which isnthe medical name for bruising. It is often due to age, medications, sun and genetics. It is typically a cosmetic concern. Some patients find arnica gel or vitamin k cream helpful when applied to the bruised areas to help them go away faster. Best to avoid scratching/trauma to these areas as you will from more bruises (purpura). ...Read more
I have been experiencing swelling of lower ext. along with blotchy redness of the skin that's warm to the touch.
Face is red and blotchy after a warm shower, what can I do to help the redness go away? Take an antihistamine? No i don't have rosacea
Flushing of face: Common problem and related to (1) rapid dilation of superficial blood vessels called capillaries that increase in diameter and blood flow in response to heat. With dilation, the body cools down by running more blood through the surface of the skin and it transfers heat away from the body (2) release of chemicals in mast cells that an antihistamine could block if you take it regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So many reasons...: If you are noticing a difference in your skin when you first wake up in the morning that is not there the rest of the day, I would consider a possible irritant such as detergent, fabric softener, or material of your pillow. During the day the skin on your face isn't normally coming into contact with any fabric. Any products that you are using on your face at night may also be causing irritation ...Read more
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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