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Why Do Alcoholics Have Red Faces
Why does my face, elbows and knees turn red and and get itchy when I drink alcoholic drinks? Has happened ever since after my daughter was born in '13
Enzyme deficiency: Women naturally have a lower amount of an enzyme which breaks down alcohol. Sex hormone levels also affect the level of this enzyme. Besides that you may have mast cell dysfunction affecting the levels of histamine. Testing would be required to determine which of these it is ...Read more
Sunblock : Sunblock is key in preventing redness from ever forming. ...Read more
My cousin is a severe alcoholic & at times he goes out of his head & doesn't know who we r or where he is what causes this?
Alcohol: Intoxication or withdrawal can cause this sort of behavior especially in patients with alcohol use disorders. Either way, it’s a serious disease and he needs treatment; it’s an illness that requires urgent care. However, like anyone with an illness, seeking treatment is ultimately up to the patient. If he's willing to seek treatment, please have him do so ASAP; it can can be life threatening. ...Read more
Many causes...: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then can a proper treatment or recommendation be made. ...Read more
Not likely to be: Due to garlic. Garlic does not usually cause redness. If the redness is bothersome you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Red face: Your face has many blood vessels -- and many are close to the surface of your skin. This can increase as you age. They are very responsive to emotion like embarrassment, anger, etc. Because of your mind-body connection. Also some people have a condition called rosacea -- you get red face w/spicy foods, heat, alcohol, etc http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/rosacea-7/default.Htm. ...Read more
I have redness on my fore head whenever i was my face
This is from past few months when i started gym workout
What can i do?
What is the best OTC topical drug to remove redness after acnes ? My face is have always redness of already eliminated acnes what's the solution ?
Depends: How long has it been since the ance disappeared ? You may need something more aggressive like chemical peels to get rid of the layers little by little as at times the ted spots can turn into permanent dark spots. You could try a low strength of hydro quinine but we usually reserve this medication for the darker spots and not the red ones. Be sure you keep moisturizing well! ...Read more
On face, started 1 year ago and spreading. Look like small whıte lınes, stg like stretches. No redness no pain. Microbiol. test negative. Thanks?
Difficult to: Tell what these are without seeing them in person. I would wonder if you have gained weight in your face, could you have some underlying endocrine problem. You obviously have been seen by a physician, I would return or see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
My son has been getting redness on face lately. It seems to happen when he gets hot indoors or out. Even with no rigorous activity. What could it be?
Heat makes...: ....Some people turn red. If he's not that way when he's cool, and if he's eating, drinking, peeing, pooping, and behaving normally, he is very likely fine. ...Read more
My husband has coughing attacks where he coughs so much he almost passes out and turns red in the face. The redness lasts for 24 hours or more. He does smoke but he is not going to quit. What can he do to help with these attacks?
Lasers: Redness is caused by blood vessels in the face. Shrinking the blood vessels with lasers can help decrease the red appearance. Lasers which treat blood vessels include: ktp, nd:yag, pulsed dye, intense pulsed light (ipl). Sun and meds that increase sensitivity to the sun (ie: retin-a, certain oral antibiotics, accutane) exacerbate redness. ...Read more
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