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Suggest Treatment For Red Blotches And Dry Skin Areas On Face

Hello,

I'm a male of 19 and i had a little skin infection on my cheek a month ago which cleared up after anti biotics and aqueous cream.

Since then i've had red blotches and dry skin areas around my face where the red areas stay and the dry skin shows when you apply water to it. Some days my face is redder than normal other days it feels really dry and sometimes abit irritant. i drink plenty of water tho as i play many sports so i dont really think its an hydration problem.

Last time it got worse after i shaved in them areas where it became a little sore.

But yea, at the moment my face is blotchy red and dry, i do still use the aqueous cream as treatment and have been for a month. But its just not budging, im wondering what it is and what i can do to make it just go away

many thanks

Mon, 21 May 2018
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

As per your case history of dry and red skin on face, my treatment advice is-
1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with spf more than 30.
2. Apply an emollient cream like Enmoist cream.
3. Take a vitamin C supplement.

If problem persists then consult a dermatologist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Suggest Treatment For Red Blotches And Dry Skin Areas On Face

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. As per your case history of dry and red skin on face, my treatment advice is- 1. Avoid sun exposure and use a good sunscreen lotion with spf more than 30. 2. Apply an emollient cream like Enmoist cream. 3. Take a vitamin C supplement. If problem persists then consult a dermatologist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.