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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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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

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 more

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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

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

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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?

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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Why would my face be blotchy red when I wake up in the morning??

Why would my face be blotchy red when I wake up in the morning??

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

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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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What could be red blotchy and itching on my face?

What could be red blotchy and itching on my face?

Many possibilities: need to keep diary and see dermatologist ...Read more