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Why do fair people's skin turn blotchy and red when they go outside in the cold?

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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29 female unexpected weight gain cold all the time.red blotchy sore palms. Mass in neck. Fatigue..dry skin...body aches..I'm very worried. Thanks?

29 female unexpected weight gain cold all the time.red blotchy sore palms. Mass in neck. Fatigue..dry skin...body aches..I'm very worried. Thanks?

See your doctor: You need to schedule an evaluation with your PCP. You describe many symptoms that are consistent with hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. Your doctor can examine you and order the appropriate lab work as well as an ultrasound or CT scan of the neck to evaluate the neck mass. Don't delay seeking medical treatment. ...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 ?

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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What to do about dry, red, flaky and blotchy skin!?

Skin care: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. 9. See a dermatologist to find out why skin is red & flaky. ...Read more

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Why is my facial skin so red and blotchy?

This would require: examination of your skin & a history to try to answer that question. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Why is my facial skin so red, blotchy and patchy? I need some advice.

Why is my facial skin so red, blotchy and patchy? I need some advice.

Need to visualize: & obtain history to identify the cause of these skin issues before we can make treatment recommendation. ...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?

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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How can I get rid of red blotchy skin on face?

That is really: dependent on what the cause is. Many conditions may present with a rash. You would likely need medical eval to find out the reason for your red blotchy skin. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of red blotchy skin when nervous ?

Beta blockers!: 10mg of Propranolol can block the red response when nervous. It is a temporary fit but is very safe and can work in important social situations. ...Read more

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I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly . I gets worse with stress, but never goes away. ?

I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly . I gets worse with stress, but never goes away. ?

Dermatitis: Without looking at the lesions/rash it is difficult to be precise. It can be two different entities. ...Read more

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Why is my skin so itchy? It's been itchy for two months now and it just now became red blotchy and has white bumps. It won't stop.

Why is my skin so itchy? It's been itchy for two months now and it just now became red blotchy and has white bumps. It won't stop.

Have it looked at: Some rashes are hard to diagnose even when the doctor has a chance to see it. Without seeing a skin condition, rendering an opinion is risky at best. Based on the time of year alone, you may describing xerosis, which is an abnormal dryness of the skin that is more common in northern climates during the winter. There are pictures online. Reduce your shower frequency and use lotions for moisture. ...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