Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.


Facial Redness Overview

What causes facial redness?
Common causes of facial redness include alcohol consumption, exercise, and exposure to a warm environment. Facial redness may also be caused by inflammation, infection, a facial injury, a facial burn, or a medication side effect.

What are the symptoms of facial redness?
Symptoms that occur with facial redness include a skin rash, itching, facial swelling, dry skin, blisters, facial pain, skin lesion, skin lump, swollen glands in the neck, and pus draining from the skin.

How does the doctor treat facial redness?
Treatment for facial redness depends on the underlying cause. General treatment for facial redness may include skin moisturizers, corticosteroid creams, oral corticosteroids, antibiotics, and antihistamine medications for itching.

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