• question-icon

    What causes redness on the face and neck?

default
Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: my face neck are so red it's only where the sun hits my skin I'm tired of the questions I wear a baseball cap all the time it's only wear the sun hits it's gotten worse over the years
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Photodermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query and photograph.

You have developed photodermatitis.

You can see in the photograph that the covered areas including the cap covered scalp is not affected.
Apply a sunscreen with SPF 50 three times a day.
At 8 am 11 am and 2 pm.

Apply it daily irrespective of whether sun exposure is there or not.
Try this for a month.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 27 hours later
I have tried this and it won't go away I'm frustrated to death with this is there anything else I can do
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Try Lycopene

Detailed Answer:
Hello
You can take Lycopene capsules.
These strengthen the skin against photo damage.
Take one capsule daily for 3 months.
It is safe and effective.
Try to protect yourself from sun exposure
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 26 hours later
is there anything else I could take if it doesn't work
doctor
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Use short course of steroid

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Short course of steroid can be taken.
You can take tablet prednisolone for 5 days if the symptoms become severe and then stop it.
Sun protection is the only treatment.
Try to use good quality sunscreen and use sun protection measures.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Rahul Kumar

Dermatologist

Practicing since :2010

Answered : 6303 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Prednisolone

doctor1 MD

my daughter has been bitten by a jelly fish in Vietnam.I am not with her now,she got from local doctor this cure.Celestamine...

doctor1 MD

I have this ongoing cough that lingers for 7 weeks so far, it began with a mild fever. There is a weird feeling in my throat, a dull burning...

doctor1 MD

hi sir , i have taken 2 dose of 16 mg methylprednisolone in two days , 3 months have been passed ,i feel dizziness and poor brain performance . i...

doctor1 MD

I HAD BEEN ON PREDNISOLONE 40 MG FOR 4 DAYS AND TAPERED TO 20 MG IN LAST 3 DAYS FOR SEVER COUGH.DOES IT CAUSE DELAY IN PERIODS?AND ALSO HAVING...

doctor1 MD

Hey doctor, Last night after visiting a friends house I was bitten by mosquitos and also some sort of insect/possibly spider as well? The mosquito...

doctor1 MD

I was diagnosed with a sinus infection yesterday and was given a z pact for infection. This morning my right side of face is numb. Is this normal?

doctor1 MD

My boyfriend has had a sudden onset of hives all over his body with the exception of his neck, face and head on Sunday. He has been on Benadryl...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

174 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Rahul Kumar
  • Q - Developed itchy rashes on both sides of torso and insulin dependent....

  • Q - Used Z derm for scrotum itching followed by blood stains. Noticed needle...

  • Q - Having itchy rashes on buttocks, side of arms, side of legs and inner...

  • Q - Having small patches and blister on finger. Using slivers skin moisture...

  • Q - What is the cure for body itching?

  • Q - Rash on the side of face with itching. Suggest treatment

  • Q - How to remove black marks and blade marks from face?

  • Q - Suggest the medication for twitching under eyes

  • Q - White and slightly raised lump under the skin on the palm. What does it...

  • Q - Suggest treatment for hair fall problem caused by dandruff?

backtotop2