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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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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?

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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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 can be used for prevention. ...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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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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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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