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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.


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Can hot water cause red skin welp?

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.


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How do I treat my red skin ?

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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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

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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What is the best natural cure of red skin and acne?

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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Have red swollen toe also got fungal nail infection i take tablets for. The red skin is shiny and very sore?

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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A scab just peeled off revealing a pink/red skin. What can I donow to a prevent a scar and help it blend in?

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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How can you get rid of blotchy, red skin?

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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I have red skin on upper chest from 3 to 4 years what to do please tell me ?

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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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?

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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