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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

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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My chest turns red, hot and blotchy when i'm upset. Is that weird?

My chest turns red, hot and blotchy when i'm upset. Is that weird?

Not really: It's pretty common to have that happen in regions that blush. Various drugs/conditions/smoking/hormonal state may affect it, mostly it just occurs and there isn't much to be done about it. ...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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What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy! ?

Flushing: In most instances, flushing is genetically predetermined, which means that your are either a flusher or you are not. There is no real problem in being a flusher. In rare circumstances when it becomes intolerable, there are medications which may be used to lessen the problem but there is no cure. ...Read more

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What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy.Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy.Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to diseases such as lymes, etc. The rash could be somehting simple or something associated with an other underlying condition. See a dr. To get a clinical exam, as the majority of rashes are easy to treat once properly diagnosed. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, hot showers, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily"  when they are red/hot.

Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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My skin is extremely itchy and hot, and tiny bumps and red/purple/black blotchy bruises appeare after it stops itching. What could it be? Please help?

My skin is extremely itchy and hot, and tiny bumps and red/purple/black blotchy bruises appeare after it stops itching. What could it be? Please help?

Need eval: You should see your pcp and get further evaluation. There are many things causing itchiness on skin from dry skin, skin allergy, skin infection, drugs, diabetes, kidney disease, certain primary bone marrow problems etc. Get yourself checked. ...Read more

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Why is my head always red hot? what Is wrong with me? Can I get help? I have been told my throid is Normal.

Why is my head always red hot? what Is wrong with me? Can I get help? I have been told my throid is Normal.

Psychological eval.: Your symptom suggests a psychiatric source. If you are feeling emotionally unwell this is more evidence that the source is in the mind. The mind-body connection is real and mental disturbance can cause all sorts of abnormal bodily sensations including severe pain. Another possibility would be a genetic dysautonomia, but this is rare and would have many additional symptoms.Have a mental health eval ...Read more

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I get red hot splotches on my skin when I'm hot. It's probably not dangerous, although inconvenient. Is there anything I can take to help with this?

I get red hot splotches on my skin when I'm hot. It's probably not dangerous, although inconvenient. Is there anything I can take to help with this?

Keep cool: Only thing you can do is cool yourself I'm am air condition room. And cold bath if you are hot and don't put a lotion so that it blocks your pores. That may help.I will avoid any local cream or lotion ...Read more

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Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment ?

Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy.  When should I be concerned and request treatment ?

Deer fly: That sounds like a deer fly bite -which can be painful. They can cause allergic reactions - and depending on your history of allergy you may need to be exceptionally careful. If it's not getting better, then you need to get evaluated. Warning signs would be feeling lightheaded, breathing problems, the development of hives, nausea/vomiting, rapid heart rate etc. Try some ice and maybe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now ...Read more

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Skin often feels hot.Doesnt take much for me to feel red/hot;a little to warm clothes, a hot room etc.Hormon, hyperthyrose, and cortisoltests ok.What?

Skin often feels hot.Doesnt take much for me to feel red/hot;a little to warm clothes, a hot room etc.Hormon, hyperthyrose, and cortisoltests ok.What?

This should help : www.rightdiagnosis.com/sym/flushing.htm list of 238 disease causes of flushing, patient stories, diagnostic guides, 615 drug side effect causes, 362 drug interaction causes. Diagnostic checklist, medical ... Obviously the list is nothing short of humongous. I think if you work with that with your doctor however you should be able to pinpoint the problem. The diagnostic checklist is particularly impressive. Best wishes for a happy new year. ...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 ?

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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Yesterday i had an instant reaction to cephalexin500mg (1st dose). Taken antibiotic b4 w/o issues.Red hot skin/sev itch/weez-now rxclindomycin. Scared?

Yesterday i had an instant reaction to cephalexin500mg (1st dose). Taken antibiotic b4 w/o issues.Red hot skin/sev itch/weez-now rxclindomycin. Scared?

No: The symptoms you describe are certainly consistent with an allergic reaction to cephalexin, but should be discussed in detail with your doctor. If this is determined to be an allergic reaction, you should avoid all members of the cephalosporin class of antibiotics, and probably the penicillins as well. Clindamycin belongs to a different class; allergy to cephalosporins doesn't put you at risk. ...Read more

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