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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Is it normal for the penis head to become red after PPP removal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Six months ago, I had PPP removal from my penis head (uncircumcised) with CO2 laser. Two months ago, my penis head started to become red and now, almost half of my penis head is red in color. I noticed that there is a lot of dryness. Though I do not have PPP, sometimes,...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Penile pearly papule is just a normal variant. It is not a disease, so no treatment is required for it. But, you got it removed by CO2 laser. Penis skin is very sensitive area and CO2 laser always gives redness of skin. Not only penile area, but even in the normal skin ...  Read Full »

I have strange redness and red spots on my face and is becoming worse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have strange redness and red spots on my face. I have photos to attach. It came up one day six months ago for no particular reason. Since then, it has been on and off in terms of severity but never completely disappeared. At first, I thought it was dry skin and tried some moisturizer ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like an eczematous rash only (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It could be due to dryness, or excess seborrhoea which is getting exacerbated by sunlight exposure. Use the following medicines they should help, 1. Fluticasone propionate 0.05%...  Read Full »

There is redness in arm after grabbing it tight. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I was playing with my brother of age 12 and I grabbed his arm tight and it caused redness line on its arm. Is it dangerous or what should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Assuming your brother is 12 years old, he is not too young. If the lines are from grabbing him tight like finger impressions then they should fade and should not cause any damage. However, if you accidentally twisted his arm, there may be swelling or bruises. In tha...  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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

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 ...  Read Full »

Is the large area of redness in my buttock a fungal infection?

Query: Hello doctor, For a couple of months, I have had a red area between my butt cheeks (not anus, further up where butt cheeks meet). This developed on the right side as a large area of redness which now feels scaly and a bit raised. At times it may feel moist, watery, not quite bleedy though. I tried a...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After carefully reading your complaints and looking at your photographs, there seem to be three possibilities (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Tinea cruris. Psoriasis. Erythrasma. For making a clear cut diagnosis, I need the answers for a few qu...  Read Full »

What is the red spot on my nose?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a red like spot on my nose for a few months and would like to get it looked at. It does not bleed or change shape. I think it has been there for a couple of months.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. Well in my opinion this red spot does not look ordinary to me (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is highly suspicious lesion as its margins look rolled up and it is present on sun exposed site as well. I am not scaring yo...  Read Full »

Why do I have redness and itching all over the body?

Query: Hi doctor, I have redness around my breast and it feels itchy. The itching is heavy when I wear a bra. It is under tolerable level if I apply Candid B lotion. Also, I have the same itching in my abdomen, bums and under thighs. There is redness over these areas as well. These areas are extremely itc...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). According to your history and the attached photograph you are suffering from ringworm infection. It is a fungal infection which has a tendency to spread. You are probably having ...  Read Full »

Why are there acne scars with redness on cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pus, acne on my cheeks from a long time but I used to squeeze them off and they will not even leave a single scar, but from the past two months, I am having severe pus, acne, and even I do not touch or squeeze them. They leave a scar and the redness has increased a lot. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Your acne seems quite inflammatory that is they are very red and with pus formation. 2. You will need oral antibiotics along with topical gels applications. 3. Do not squeeze them, they can leave bigger scars. Check the prescription below and follow it.  Read Full »

Why is there redness on cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness on my cheeks that is not acne. I have used Sodium Sulfacetamide as a wash and Benzoyl Peroxide gel which just seem to worsen the condition. I have struggled with this issue and cannot seem to find a solution.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the photo, it seems like rosacea (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a common skin disease characterized by a tendency to blush or flush more easily than other people. Treatment consists of preventing the aggravation of symptoms. This is poss...  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


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 »

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