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