Face Allergy

Face allergy can result in raised lesions, redness, swollen lips, skin rashes, and watery eyes. The skin might feel itchy, warm to touch, the tongue might get swollen, and the skin might get dry and cracked. Face allergy is most commonly due to cosmetic allergy or hay fever.

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I have red dots on my face after using a vitamin C serum. Is it due to an allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, My face has red dots, and I feel there is more difference in the morning than the rest of the day. Yesterday, I used a vitamin C serum on my face, which caused an allergy. I am attaching the pictures for your reference. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There appears to be an irritant contact dermatitis over the cheeks and early acne. The redness will take five to seven days to subside. You need to keep applying a non-comed...  Read Full »

Why do I have pimples after forgetting to remove my make up off?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have this problem for about two weeks. I think this is because I did not remove my make up after a party and slept off. And the very next day, I got small red pimples on my face. I have this redness or spots on both sides of my cheeks. What could this be? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This might be allergic contact dermatitis or cosmetic-induced acne. Make sure that you do not get exposed to that chemical within the next 10 days otherwise there are chances of sensitization and can cause further flare-up of the disease. Apply the following medicines on ...  Read Full »

Can getting walls painted cause breakouts and rashes?

Query: Hello doctor, Could painting our interior walls cause our 6-year-old to break out in a rash on her face? She has had mild eczema since she was a baby and is seen sometimes on her legs and arms. Shortly after we painted, a patchy rash appeared all over her face but nowhere else. If this is the cause,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is very common for an eczematous child to get a reaction or allergy to any chemical. And yes, paint does contain such an ingredient which can irritate the child's skin. Keep the child's skin well moisturized by applying Vaseline. I suggest applying 1 % Hydroco...  Read Full »

My face is itchy, swells, and my skin peels, leaving a dark area on the face. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My face is itchy, swells, and my skin peels, leaving a dark area on the face. It happened twice this year. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As per the history provided, it may be facial eczema. Facial eczema is a lesion formed on the facial skin which is itchy, dry, and sometimes red with white flakes formed due to multiple factors, including genetic fa...  Read Full »

I have red areas on my face. Is this rosacea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 22, and I am pretty sure I have rosacea. My face gets flushed frequently around my nose, a small part of my forehead, and my chin, particularly during summers. I also get small pimple-like bumps on the red areas, especially my nose. Sometimes the tip of my nose also swells up ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you attach your clinical picture along with your query so that it is convenient for me to comment on your condition. However, if it is rosacea, I would like to mention a few skin care tips here: 1. Avoid having very hot beverages like coffee, tea, an...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the redness and itching caused by the over usage of topical steroids?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 19-year-old female. I am affected by skin problems due to the over-usage of Bitvio cream. Now, I cannot stop that cream because of over-usage. If I stop using it, my face becomes red with some itchy rashes.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your condition is known as topical steroid-dependent face damage. Long-term use of steroid creams causes thinning of skin, redness, prominent vessels, some hair growth, photosensitive, etc. Also, when one tries to withdraw, they can h...  Read Full »

I have red bumps on my forehead. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I have red bumps on my forehead. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the images attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), it is due to excess oil and sebum secretions from your skin, hormonal fluctuations in your body depending on the age group, imbalanced diet including consuming fatty food, red meat, and sweets,...  Read Full »

I have a rash on my face that has come back more aggressive than before. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and suffering from a rash on my face. The first breakout was around five weeks ago. I noticed a red spot above my left eyebrow after hearing a stressful news and eventually it spread to my chin and above my lip. I was at the beach and after around three days, the rash...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or photodermatitis. Allergies may be playing a role. All these are visual diagnosis and the lab tests or biopsies have limited or no role. Seborrheic dermatitis is more commonly present with dandruff and similar rashes on the neck an...  Read Full »

Following delivery and blood transfusion, developed blisters on face. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I delivered a baby through normal delivery 15 days before, and I got one unit of blood transfused. Yesterday, I got rashes and blisters only on my face, which keeps increasing. What to do? Please help. I am taking antibiotics, multivitamins, calcium, and iron supplements. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood transfusion and antibiotics are the two reasons, which can cause rashes in your situation. You have to wait and watch. If the problem increases, you need to take steps like changing the antibiotics and evaluating blood transfusion. But, if the problem resolves ...  Read Full »

Can there be allergic reactions to micellar water?

Query: Hello doctor, I usually cleanse my skin twice a day with Micellar water. However, there are days when I use it thrice a day if I get too sweaty. Is this bad? I think it makes my skin red whenever I use it thrice. Is it possible to harm my skin with this?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and micellar water is a cleansing agent the contains small balls of oil suspended in water. Any thing that causes redness has dilated the blood vessels and resulted in an increased blood flow to that area.  This is typically what happens whe...  Read Full »

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