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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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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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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 do I get rid of red blotchy skin when nervous ?

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