Redness Of Skin

Skin redness, otherwise called erythema, is usually caused due to increased blood flow to the skin. The various causes include diaper rash, burn, eczema, rosacea, contact dermatitis, allergic reaction, angioedema, scarlet fever, sunburn, and skin infection.

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Why did my face turn red after I stopped using Betnovate cream?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got a red cheek. How can I cure this? Is this rosacea or any other? I used to use Betnovate cream before. Once I stopped using it, my face started to become red. And now it is even redder. Is it because I stopped using that cream? And can this problem be solved?  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, I take that you are already confirmed with acne rosacea. Please understand that there may be various factors contributing to this inflammation, vascular (blood vessel) involvement, hereditary, demodex mites, exposure to UV light (need to avoid), st...  Read Full »

I have had several pus-filled pimples below my collarbone area, with red and tender skin. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had several pus-filled pimples below my collarbone for the past five days. The skin around it is red and tender to the touch. Recently I was diagnosed with herpes zoster, and after medications, it got cured. What could be the reason for my pimples?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern; I have a few questions for you to answer. Do you have any history of atrophy? Any burning or tingling sensation? Do you have a fever? Do you have any drug history? Do you have a history of insect bites? I hope ...  Read Full »

Can Hydroquinone use on the penis cause the skin to be sensitive and red?

Query: Hello doctor, Eighteen months ago, I had a reconstructive surgery on my penis to treat penile curvature. Two weeks post operation, hematoma exploded so I got wound breakdown. Skin necrosis ensued and I lost a small part of my penile skin. No graft or flap was used. I now have hyperpigmentation and v...  Read Full »

Dr. Pavan N Murdeshwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that you have explained the condition in full detail and with good quality pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, the Hydroquinone used over the skin especially over the thin penile skin does have side effects. I advise yo...  Read Full »

I have irritated red skin and trouble in doing regular pooping. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am struggling with my face for several years. It remains sensitive and dry. Even when I wash my face, it becomes red. I have consulted many cosmetologists and their treatments work only for some time. So I stopped doing it. I have a bunch of pimples on my face with dry patches and ir...  Read Full »

Dr. John H. Bocachica

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can have rosacea. It is a vascular skin condition that causes persistent redness on the face with occasional breaking out. It can also show its effects on other parts of the body. You need to consult a local dermatologist and have a skin examination. After doing it,...  Read Full »

I have a red patch on chin. Is it rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months back, I started to have a small red dry patch on the skin developed on my chin. I tried to keep it moisturized but it seemed to get very dry so I put some Hydrocortisone cream on it for a few days, it seemed like it was gone so I stopped using the cream but within a week ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is steroid induced rosacea or acneform eruption. Whatever was the original disease, you used steroid over it that altered the picture and now you have developed problem due to steroid (Hydrocortisone)....  Read Full »

What is steroid-induced rosacea?

Query: Hello doctor,I wanted to ask that what is the difference between steroid induced rosacea and normal rosacea?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A steroid is a medicine used for many dermatological conditions, available in various concentrations and potency. When potent steroids are used on face, it makes the skin thin (atrophy), making it more sensitive. It also makes the tiny blood vessels within the skin mor...  Read Full »

Why am I having intense itching, which worsens at night, and there are bumps seen all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness and bumps in multiple places on my body, on both legs, on my hips, under my hands where you put deodorant, on my buttocks. It can get really itchy sometimes, and it has been there for almost ten days now. I tried using Hydrocortisone cream a few days ago but did not see mu...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like you have got scabies, a condition caused by a mite. It cannot be seen by naked eyes, only under the microscope. Symptoms include intense itching, which worsens at night, and bumps are seen all over but more prominent between fin...  Read Full »

The mosquito bite caused redness, swelling, and itching that is not improving after four days. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Some mosquitoes bit me on my thigh during the night, and by morning it was a bit red and very minor swelling in about two-inch diameter of the skin. I just ignored thinking it was just a mosquito. But after that, the itching started in the area. Now, after four days, the itching is goi...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Please mix Fudic cream (fusidic acid) and Cutivate cream (propylene glycol, mineral oil, Ceteth-20, isopropyl mystirate, cetostearyl alcohol, citric acid, and sodium phosphate) in equal amounts and apply on lesions ...  Read Full »

I am bitten by something and the area looks red. How can I be treated?

Query: Hello doctor,Three days ago, I think I was bitten by something in my sleep. It does not seem to subside on its own, so I am not sure what to do. The area looks red and is kind of warm. It feels like a bruise. I do not have any fever or weakness. I feel like this is something serious, but I am not su...  Read Full »

Dr. G. S. S. Sandeep

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your concern may be paederus dermatitis. I suggest you try Linical lotion (calamine) along with hydrocortisone cream. Apply them twice daily to the affected area. Regards.   Read Full »

How can boils on my chin be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I started to have a boil on my chin and since I have had one before I decided to use the same treatment as the last time that is apple cider vinegar. When I put the treatment on the boil it did burn which I knew was a sign of it working. But, the day after, the boil did decrease in siz...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is because your skin is irritated with cider vinegar. Make sure that the pus inside the boil has been removed completely if any. The redness is the inflammation that persists because of the boil and aggravated by home treatment. You need to apply Fusidic acid and ...  Read Full »

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