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My skin gets really red when I wash it. Is this normal?

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Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many people have prominent blood vessels in their skin.
When they wash, the heat and friction cause these blood vessels to dilate, turning the skin red. Some people develop a pink-red itchy rash if they rub their skin vigorously or use hot water. This can be uncomfortable and is often treated with anti-histamines.

In brief: Yes

Many people have prominent blood vessels in their skin.
When they wash, the heat and friction cause these blood vessels to dilate, turning the skin red. Some people develop a pink-red itchy rash if they rub their skin vigorously or use hot water. This can be uncomfortable and is often treated with anti-histamines.
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
Dr. Jeffrey Benabio
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Dr. Steven Hubert
Dermatology

In brief: Maybe

You might be washing to aggressively or using irritating cleansers.
You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Maybe

You might be washing to aggressively or using irritating cleansers.
You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Steven Hubert
Dr. Steven Hubert
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