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What to do if I have red, blotching, burning skin on my face - what's going on?

What to do if I have red, blotching, burning skin on my face - what's going on?

Face: Difficult to give advice with the limited information without examining the skin, which needs to be looked at by your PCP. ...Read more

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What causes red burning skin around and under my eyes?

What causes red burning skin around and under my eyes?

Allergies!: When both eyes are involved, it most likely due to allergies to the environment of something you are using such as a skin lotion, laundry detergent, etc. ...Read more

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I accidentally used 40% urea cream on my face and it left a bright red patch of stinging and burning skin. How can I lessen these side effects asap?

I accidentally used 40% urea cream on my face and it left a bright red patch of stinging and burning skin. How can I lessen these side effects asap?

Cleanse immediately.: If you have not already cleansed with a gentle cleanser such as cetaphil and rinsed several times with water, please do so now. Next, place some over the counter Cortaid (hydrocortisone) on the site. Lastly, get a great sunscreen that has physical blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. It is important that an inflamed area on the face not get sun exposure to worsen the discoloration! ...Read more

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I applied Neosporin to an incision per my doctors instruction. I now have red burning skin that has small oozing blisters. Is there something I can do?

I applied Neosporin to an incision per my doctors instruction. I now have red burning skin that has small oozing blisters. Is there something I can do?

Hard to know: A bit more information would help, but it seems that either a serious infection has developed and you need a course of antibiotics or you have a contact allergic sensitivity to a component of the neosporin (relatively common). Has this happened with neosporin before? If the latter, then topical corticosteroid may help (but it would not if this is an infection). Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have a yeast infection without much discharge (instead - red, irritated, burning skin on the vulva, little itchiness)?

Can you have a yeast infection without much discharge (instead - red, irritated, burning skin on the vulva, little itchiness)?

Typical symptoms!: Contrary to what you seem to think (or what you have been told), increased discharge is not one of the main symptoms of yeast. Your own symptoms are EXACTLY what I teach medical students to look for and patients to be aware of. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Or you can try an over the counter yeast medication -- then see the doc if symptoms don't clear up in a few days. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blood red, painful, burning, skin.Blurry eye sight, vomiting, extreme head ache.Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin?How long will it last?

Blood red, painful, burning, skin.Blurry eye sight, vomiting, extreme head ache.Are these severe symptoms of a reaction from niacin?How long will it last?

Possibly: Niacin commonly causes flushing (hot feeling, red skin, tingling) and headaches after taking, particularly doses greater than 1000 mg. The best thing to do is stop taking it for a couple days to see if the symptoms go away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more