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Red Skin (Overview)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc.


Dr. Richard Paula
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
20 years in practice
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Can hot water cause red skin welp?

Dr. Richard Paula
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Can hot water cause red skin welp?

A burn: Yes. Water can certainly get hot enough to cause a skin burn. The red mark may develop into a blister if the water was hot enough. Kept it covered and clean. ...Read more

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Red Skin (Overview)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc.


Dr. James Hargan
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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How do I treat my red skin ?

Dr. James Hargan
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
18 years in practice
105K people helped
How do I treat my red skin ?

Reason is red first: Need to figure out why it is red first. I recomend seeing a good dermatologist to help figure that out before you waste a lot of money on things that wont work. It could be ameanable to laser treatment is it is vascular in nature, but you may need medicinal intervention. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
3M people helped
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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9 treatment yesterday is we cleaned it thoroughly and put simple antiseptic on the entire area which is by the way the outline of his boxer shorts. It is even

Dr. Laura McMullen
Board Certified, Pediatrics
16 years in practice
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This : This rash could be a few different things. - impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. - contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids. - viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection. The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What is the best natural cure of red skin and acne?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
What is the best natural cure of red skin and acne?

Adjuncts only: Acne is a serious, chronic, incurable disease that is a major personal and professional liability. It is always manageable by evidence-based medicine until it self-cures, but the 50% of patients who are not cleared by topical benzoyl peroxide need prescription-strength medication. Don't neglect junior's basic health needs by refusing to get 21st century treatment for his/her acne. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
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How could I get rid of red skin eruption?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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How could I get rid of red skin eruption?

Cortisone: Try using cortisone cream.

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Dr. Dale Vancil
Board Certified, Podiatry
32 years in practice
215K people helped
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Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

Dr. Dale Vancil
Board Certified, Podiatry
32 years in practice
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Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

Unknowen: This is a hard one, because we don't know which nail is red inflamed and shiny and which one has a fungus on it. They're probably not related but if they are the same toe consider acute athletes foot. Otherwise see your local area podiatrist. I hope you're not taking pills for just one fungal toenail? ...Read more

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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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A scab just peeled off revealing a pink/red skin. What can I donow to a prevent a scar and help it blend in?

Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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A scab just peeled off revealing a pink/red skin. What can I donow to a prevent a scar and help it blend in?

Tincture of time: Always keep wounds scab free if possible by keeping them covered with white petrolatum (vaseline) or aquaphor ointment. Your pink skin is what new skin looks like. I would protect the site from sun exposure and give it time to heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
14M people helped
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How can you get rid of blotchy, red skin?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
14M people helped
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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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
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I have red skin on upper chest from 3 to 4 years what to do please tell me ?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
31M people helped
I have red skin on upper chest from 3 to 4 years what to do please tell me ?

Poikiloderma: Poikiloderma is a term used to define skin which has a thinned appearance along with some redness from blood vessels and brown discoloration. Poikiloderma can be caused by several underlying disorders, however, poikiloderma of civatte is a specific variant thought to be caused by cumulative sun exposure. The tendency to get poikiloderma of civatte may be genetic. Treatment is difficult. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
6M people helped
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I have dry and red skin from irritation I wanted to know what I could do to get rid of the redness but something that wont cause acne?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
6M people helped

Details needed: Many products are labeled "non comedogenic" to indicate that at least they considered a possible relationship to acne. A dermatologist can evaluate and help you.Wash with Dove skin cleanser, then apply a liberal amount of a ceramide cream. Eucerin Eczema, Aveeno Eczema, CeraVe, and generics are easy to find. ...Read more

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Red Skin (Definition)

Redness is a symptom in which part or all of a person's body has a redder color than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


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