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Why are my cheeks flushed?

Why are my cheeks flushed?

Posted on 14. Jul, 2010 by .

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Rosacea is a common inflammatory disorder of the skin which can manifest itself in one of four ways.

Erythematotelangiectatic rosacea: Vascular components such as Telangectasia (small dilated blood vessels just below the surface of the skin) and erythema (redness of the skin).
Papulopustular rosacea: The acne component of pustules and papules.
Phymatous rosacea: Irregular nodularities of the nose. The nose becomes thicken and enlarged.
Occular rosacea: Inflammatory eye irritation.

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Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Cell Phones Can Cause a Rash

Posted on 17. Dec, 2009 by .

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Could your cell phone be causing that facial skin rash? The answer may be yes– and the culprit may be the nickel content in the fashionable design of many cell phones.

Nickel is a familiar allergen that afflicts anywhere from 17% to 33% of the population with a red itchy rash doctors call Contact Dermatitis.

People with a nickel allergy may take steps to avoid skin contact with products that contain nickel, which is found in some jewelry.

But whether you know you have an allergy to nickel or not, you may not suspect the design on the front of your cell phone. Studies have shown many cell phones use nickel for their metallic highlights such as the brand logos, decorative accents, and even the buttons on the front of the phone.

As a result there has been an increase in the prevalence of facial skin rashes associated with these cell phones.

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

Posted on 25. Nov, 2009 by .

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Bed Bugs are most frequently located on the mattress of the person being bitten. Any movement alerts the bugs to burrow into the mattress making them difficult to spot with a visual inspection. You may see dark spots on the mattress, which are feces, or red blood spots.

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Doctor Help – I have this red scaling on my face . . . what is it?

Doctor Help – I have this red scaling on my face . . . what is it?

Posted on 29. Sep, 2009 by .

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Patients suffering from red skin and scaling in the area around the eyebrows, on or around the nose, or on the scalp may be suffering from a common inflammatory skin disorder known as Seborrhoeic dermatitis.

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Worms didn’t cause your Ringworm!

Posted on 28. Apr, 2009 by .

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The main characterized are red and scaly ring-shaped patches that have a clear or normal looking center. Ringworm occurs mainly on the upper body, genital area, hands or on your feet. Although, it is usually caled athlete’s foot when found on your feet. It can be very uncomfortable due to the extreme itch.

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How contagious is poison ivy?

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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There’s a lot of my patients who are afraid they’ll develop a rash after coming into contact with someone who has a rash from poison ivy. It is a common mistake to think that poison ivy is that contagious, but someone with poison ivy cannot infect you by coughing on you or even hugging you.

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Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, And Poison Sumac Rashes

Posted on 09. Feb, 2009 by .

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For many of my patients, the first realization that they might have come in contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, occurs when they consult with me about a rash that they have developed. These vicious weeds are the single most common cause of allergic reactions in the United States

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