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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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

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do my face and eyes become red after alcohol intake?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some infection in my liver, which I got to know through LFT test. Also, I have been drinking alcohol since three to four years, but never encountered this problem. But now, I have developed alcohol intolerance. Even if I consume one peg now my face and eye reddens, and my heart...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First, the liver function tests are not much abnormal and dos not seem to happen due to alcohol intake. However, your weight may be the cause of that much deranged liver function tests. Ove...  Read Full »

How to treat redness of face with large clogged pores?

Query: Hello doctor, I have redness that never goes away and gets worse after using facewash, even after using moisturizer skin is still dry and flaky. My pores are large and clogged no matter how much I wash my face.  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it seems either you have rosacea or contact dermatitis. Rosacea is a condition in which red rashes occur over the cheek, nose, and forehead, which increases with sun exposure or on drinking hot fluid like coffee or tea. Contact dermatitis is a ki...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for dry red patches on face of a 5-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-month-old son has dry red patches all over his face that also spreads to his nape and back. He also violently scratches his face and ears. We wash him with baby Dove but have now switched to Cetaphil. We are also applying Atopiclair when his rashes are flaring up but he still has...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. More than dryness, these rashes seem to be some sort of allergic rash. The redness is because of the scratching. The other details you have mentioned regarding detergent is fine. Continue using Cetaphil soap, but do not rub the skin too much, it will cause more re...  Read Full »

What could attribute to symptoms like redness, swelling and itching in the whole body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have redness, swelling, and itchiness on the skin, tight and hot. It feels like there is a thorn stuck in the throat, and it hurts when I swallow. The swelling, redness, and itch appeared on my eyes, lower backside, knees, feet, palms, back of my hands, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears like an allergic reaction to something. Since when do you have these swellings and redness? Is there any breathing trouble? You need to check the bedroom/house thoroughly if there is any dirt or insect that could be causing the reaction. Did you eat anyt...  Read Full »

Why do I get redness and pimple particularly on my nose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am just concerned about the redness on my skin, specially my nose area, and it has large visible pores and does not go away. Since I have some background about health and medicine I suspected I have rosacea but I am not a physician. Can you help me with medical advice and treatment?...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history and photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like rosacea only. But still, I want to ask a few questions to confirm the diagnosis. Do you get burning sensation over the nose lesions on sun exposure or drinking hot fluid or te...  Read Full »

Why am I having recurrent red patch on my face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have this red patch on my face, it appeared around beginning of this year on both cheeks and then I had it consulted with a general physician and issued me a prescription of Physiogel calming relief cream since it was itchy every night. The one in the left cheek completely healed ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are having a good day and staying safe. 1) I understand your concern, but please send me a photo of the lesions so that I can rule out various causes that leads to the symptoms. 2) The possible causes are: - Fungal infection - Bacterial Infections like...  Read Full »

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

Query: 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 even more red. Is it beacuse I stopped using that cream? And can this problem be solved?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are having a good day and staying safe. 1) From your history I take that you are already confirmed with acne rosacea. Please understand that there maybe various factors contributing to this - Inflammation - Vascular (blood vessel) involvement - Hereditary -...  Read Full »

Why am I having redness and rashes after using Emsam?

Query: Hello doctor, I take Emsam, the transdermal patch. I began on 6 mg around six months ago and everything was fine. The drug worked and no skin irritation or itching. Three months later I upped to 9 and then 12 mg and my skin began to have visible reddening and bruising at application sites. It also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are keeping safe. 1) I understand your concern, but was it on your own that you increased the dose to 9 mg and layer 12 mg or under your doctor's advice? 6 mg is a safe and well tolerated dose of Emsam and side effects like hives and rashes are common ...  Read Full »

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