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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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I have a white circle after being bitten by a spider. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got bitten by what I am thinking a spider a week back. I figured since it seemed to have a little white and liquid coming out. So, I squeezed it. It has been four days and the bite is painful. Now I have a white circle where it once was just red and oozing. I have tried Cortisone but...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It got infected now with necrotic material inside. Cortisone is not helpful, it may worsen the infection. You need antibiotics, I would say topical antibiotics if necrotic material and redness is not there. But now you need oral antibiotics. Consult your doctor. He may ...  Read Full »

I have redness and itching after stopping Hydroquinone and Mometasone cream. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am using skin lite cream for the past two years. This cream contains Hydroquinone and Mometasone. Now I am stopping the usage of this cream. Now in my face, I am seeing redness and itching like skin allergy. Please suggest the best creams or medicine to cure this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have developed contact dermatitis due to this medicine. As it also contains a steroid, skin becomes steroid dependent, so when this is stopped the face becomes red and inflamed. First thing for treatment is to use a good Sunblock OG SPF 60. The second thing is Metro...  Read Full »

I experience intense heat on my face, especially at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I experience a sensation of intense heat on my face, particularly on my cheeks and ears. My face also appears visibly red. This discomfort typically occurs at night, especially after eating or consuming tea or coffee. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It appears that you are experiencing a condition known as urticaria, which is characterized by an allergic reaction to various stimuli, including temperature changes both externally and internally. External factors such a...  Read Full »

I have redness on my forehead after using Hydroquinone. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For treating PIH on the forehead, I started Hydroquinone 4% after a month (alternate nightly for two and a half weeks and nightly for one week). Only on the first night, I overapplied HQ and the area has been red since then. I stopped HQ 4% almost two weeks ago and the redness is still ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have reviewed the photos attached (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's identity) and in my opinion, this redness looks temporary and it will subside in nearly five weeks. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned in...  Read Full »

I am experiencing soreness and moisture in my inner thigh. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For a couple of days, my inner thigh near my pubis has been sore and feels almost wet. The skin is red and hurts to touch. I am overweight so I think my skin has rubbed together, I am not a smoker or drinker. Kindly help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Based on your description, it sounds like you may have an infection or irritation in the pubic area known as intertrigo. This condition is commonly seen in overweight individuals, as the skin folds can trap moisture and bacteria, leadin...  Read Full »

My buttocks have redness. Do I have psoriasis?

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

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 »

How can I remove hyperpigmentation from my penis skin?

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 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 you no...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from rashes, skin redness, and itchy skin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31-years-old. I have been suffering from rashes, skin redness, and itchy skin. Please advice medicine. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It appears to be prurigo simplex or pregnancy-induced itching. Take a tablet of Polaramine (Dexchlorpheniramine maleate) 2 mg once daily after dinner for 10 days (if itching at present). Consult a specialist, and take medicines with their ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing hallmarks of rosacea. Please suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, I have thick skin pads on my cheeks, and the symptoms have all the hallmarks of rosacea, redness, itchiness, pain in sunlight, blushing, etc. I was becoming very self-conscious of my face and wondered if I could do anything to reduce the symptoms. It started almost 10 to 15 years ago, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, it seems to be a manifestation of rosacea. Please send good quality photographs taken in natural light to confirm the diagnosis and to provide you the proper treatment.   Read Full »

I have red patches on my buttocks despite medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got some red patches on my buttocks, penis, and scrotum. It is too itchy. I consulted a doctor and he diagnosed it as scabies and advised to use Lindane Lotion. I used it for three days but the redness has not gone. The itchiness has reduced but not gone completely. My doctor is curr...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is nodular scabies. Now do not apply Lindane lotion. Consider the application of Flutibact (Fluticasone and Mupirocin) cream twice daily for seven days. Tablet Levocetirizine 10 mg at bedtime. It takes time for nodular lesions (inflammation) to subside. For f...  Read Full »

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