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My face is red and burning up. Could allergies be the cause of these symptoms?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Possibly

Skin irritation on the face only, especially in women is most often a contact irritant reaction.
This could represent a true allergy to chemicals found in facial cleansers, make-up products, lotions or sunscreens. Step one is to stop all topicals and try a cleanser such as cetaphil restoraderm or aquaphor unscented baby wash. If irritation persists, see your doctor. A physicial exam is needed.

In brief: Possibly

Skin irritation on the face only, especially in women is most often a contact irritant reaction.
This could represent a true allergy to chemicals found in facial cleansers, make-up products, lotions or sunscreens. Step one is to stop all topicals and try a cleanser such as cetaphil restoraderm or aquaphor unscented baby wash. If irritation persists, see your doctor. A physicial exam is needed.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Red face

Allergies can cause facial redness, but many other causes are also possible.
Flushing is common in people taking Niacin to lower cholesterol, for example. If itching is present, flushing is a bit more likely to be due to an allergic reaction. Retina and sunscreens and other products can also cause this. A doc would need a detailed history of your product use and activities to figure this out

In brief: Red face

Allergies can cause facial redness, but many other causes are also possible.
Flushing is common in people taking Niacin to lower cholesterol, for example. If itching is present, flushing is a bit more likely to be due to an allergic reaction. Retina and sunscreens and other products can also cause this. A doc would need a detailed history of your product use and activities to figure this out
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