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Skin Turn Blotchy Red Cold
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
I have been experiencing swelling of lower ext. along with blotchy redness of the skin that's warm to the touch.
Could this be anemia? My daughter is 13 yaers old 113 lbs. 5'4" active in sports. Sometimes around her menstral she passes out. At basketball practice she gets red, blotchy skin, - her knees turn allmost black- she gets winded before the others do and we
Since : Since your daughter's symptoms seem to be precipitated by exercise, one needs to look carefully at the heart with an echocardiogram. Possible causes for her symptoms would be valvular heart disease or asymetric septal hypertrophy. If she has not had an echo, i would insist on one before allowing her to particpate in sports. She could also be having an irregular heart beat brought on by exercise. Wearing a monitor while exercising would help determine if that was happening or not. And yes, anemia can cause reduced exercise tolerance, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly . I gets worse with stress, but never goes away. ?
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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