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 there a chance of acquiring herpes form a person who had cold sores 17 days ago?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sexual relationship with a girl. She had a cold sore under her bottom lip (I could see, and she said her outbreak was a few days before), so we did not have intercourse at that time. After 17 days, there appeared to be no cold sore at all. However, she was wearing making up at t...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is less risk if no active lesions are present. Are there any symptoms like tingling sensation, burning, painful blisters, or fever? Please answer the questions so that I can guide you accordingly.  Read Full »

Do red spots with intense itching around the thighs indicate tinea cruris?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having red spots and intense itching around my thighs (almost all of the pubic hair area around my genitals). And as a result, I itch every day, and it gets bad at times that I have to scratch a lot. I have it for around a month. Could it be because of the continuous usage of...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems you are having tinea cruris. Tinea cruris is a fungal infection of the groin. I suggest you follow the general measures such as: 1) Do not keep the area wet at all. Use Clotrimazole powder frequently to keep it dry. 2) Avoid itching and do not scratch it...  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 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 »

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 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 ...  Read Full »

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), s...  Read Full »

What are the tips to distinguish nodular melanoma at home?

Query: Hello doctor,What are the tips to distinguish nodular melanoma at home?  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hello,Welcome to most important warning sign of melanoma is a new spot on the skin or a spot that is changing in size, shape, or color. Another important sign is a spot that looks different from all of the other spots on your skin. One half of a mole or birthmark does not match the o...  Read Full »

How to get rid of fluid-filled bump on your finger?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a bump on my finger filled with pure white liquid, and it does not look like any infection. My body is very hot, and if I check the temperature, it is showing normal. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Suppose it is a single lesion with no other lesions. In that case, it is more likely pompholyx (dyshidrotic eczema), a kind of vesicular eczema, which can sometimes present like this and not diffuse. Fever with multiple such lesions and red...  Read Full »

How to get rid of facial flushing and redness in the nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I applied a mask of lemon juice and honey on my nose, cheeks, and front. After the mask, I used Biore pore strips on my nose. After that, I put a little Benzagel on a small area around the nose. Three days later, I go to bed with a burning feeling on my face. I see the mirror and se...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is the flush evanescent in nature or persistent? Any other symptoms like burning or itching? Looking forward to your response to help you.  Read Full »

Can insect bite and sweat allergy cause itching and red spots on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother-in-law, 67 years old, had severe itching and irritation last week. Suddenly itching started in the middle of the night, probably due to some insect bite she feels. Then the next day, the itching became severe, and these red spots developed. We consulted a general doctor who pre...  Read Full »

Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send me some more pictures with long and closeup shots. To know which part of the body is affected, and where all other lesions are there. Does she have diabetes? Is she taking any medication?   Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for scalp rashes.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and my weight is 93 kg. I have rashes in my scalp, which comes quite frequently and goes off once it bursts. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you tell me whether you have white flakes on your scalp or any small red raised lesions? If you have white flakes, you can start using Nizoral (Ketoconazole) shampoo twice a week. Apply it on the scalp, keep it for five minutes, then wash it off, followed by your re...  Read Full »

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