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Redness of skin post alcohol consumption and emotional outbursts - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   my chest nck and arms get red and splotchy when nervous or if i drink. This has really affected my life! Is there anything i can do for this?                    
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know a few details about you?
User :   yes
User :   what would you like to know
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height & Weight
User :   im female 28 years old, married, 5'3 and 116 pounds
User :   im a XXX
User :   i workXXX
Doctor :   Do you get this problem only after a drink & nervous situation? How often do you drink?
User :   I live in XXX
User :   yes
User :   i dont drink very often at all
Doctor :   When was the first time you noticed this?
User :   about 7 years ago
User :   but it wasnt bad at first
Doctor :   Do you have children?
User :   i have a two year old
Doctor :   Are you on oral contraceptive pills?
User :   no
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Are you on any medications?
User :   none at all
User :   i have anxiety
Doctor :   Do you suffer any other medical problems?
User :   none
Doctor :   Any other symptoms?
User :   no i just get all red and splotchy
User :   very emberassing
Doctor :   Splotchy?
User :   im always having to wear turtlenecks
Doctor :   Could you explain please?
User :   yes
User :   like little round red splotches
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   If you had been getting this only
Doctor :   after consuming alcohol
Doctor :   then we could have suspected
Doctor :   it to due to an allergy to alcohol
Doctor :   Since it also arises on emotional outbursts
Doctor :   this could be due to increased sympathetic stimulation
User :   ok
Doctor :   something similar to flushing
Doctor :   one can call it- an exaggerated flushing
Doctor :   How long does this last?
Doctor :   When does it disappear?
User :   sometimes just a few minutes
User :   in an emotional situation once i calm down
Doctor :   Other times? The longest ever?
User :   15 minutes maybe
Doctor :   OK
User :   usually not too long
Doctor :   then there is no doubt
Doctor :   this is a normal or exaggerated sympathetic response as I said earlier
User :   ok
User :   is there anything i can do
User :   to prevent this at all
Doctor :   Its better to stop bothering about it, if you can
Doctor :   If it is really affecting
User :   it really does affect me
Doctor :   your lifestyle then only a Dermatologist or cosmetologist can help you
Doctor :   Make up or clothing to hide it as you are doing
Doctor :   or in case you are too fair
Doctor :   get tanned a bit
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