About Red Skin
Occasionally, people will apply a bit of rose-coloured blush to their cheeks in order to bring a bit of colour to the face, while others work to hide permanent red blotches on their skin. In some cases, the skin will turn bright red when we blush from embarrassment, but that red fades quickly. There are some conditions that cause red skin to be much more long lasting.
There are many causes of red skin and this page provides general advice. If you have questions about the causes of red skin contact your local doctor for a thorough skin check.
Contact dermatitis is one of the common causes of red skin. There is a chance that your skin could be turning red because you are allergic to a chemical, or product, that you are using. There are many different products that can cause a contact dermatitis reaction including, soaps, detergents, cleaning products, rubber, plastics, dyes, and any products containing artificial fragrances. The skin can be sensitive to the substances and chemicals within these products, causing the skin to become red, irritated, and even swollen.
Rosacea is a skin condition that occurs primarily in fair-skinned individuals, and affects more women than men. Initially, the person will blush rather easily, and the redness will persist until the skin is consistently red in areas. There are different theories as to what causes this condition; some dermatologists believe that the cause may be a mite that lives in the hair follicles and clogs the oil glands, causing red skin or inflammation. The redness of the skin can be worsened through the consumption of alcohol or spicy foods.
There are many varieties of skin rashes that can result in red skin and irritation. These rashes can be the result of exposure to poison ivy, or any other similar skin-irritating plan. Other causes of rashes include skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis. Acne and diaper rash are also common causes of red skin. In addition to redness they can also cause itchiness, and irritation of the skin.
If you are experiencing a problem with redness of your skin, regardless of whether or not you are experiencing pain, you should have the area examined by a physician. If you have questions or concerns about red skin make an appointment to see our dermatologist. Contact us today!