The human face has the ability to express a wide range of emotions. Some of those emotions are expressed by the way that we move our face or the way that our eyes react. Other emotions are expressed by the way that our face changes color. For example, if a person has lighter skin and they get angry, they are exhausted or they are sick, their face can become red. Conversely, if a person is sick, their face might start to lose some of its color.
When a person is experiencing facial redness, it does not necessarily mean that there is a problem with their skin. It could just be the body’s natural way of reacting to stimulus or to the environment. However, there are some instances where redness in the face can be a serious concern.
There are certain symptoms that a person should be aware of when their skin starts to turn red. The first thing, of course, is the reddening of the skin, which can happen in different degrees. The degree to which the skin turns red can be an indication of what the problem is.
In addition to red skin, there are some other symptoms that might show themselves. For example, a person might have sores, the skin might swell or there might be blisters or bumps. In some instances, the temperature of the skin will raise, or they will become flush. Rashes may appear, or the skin may feel like it is itchy. Every single one of the symptoms, when connected with a person having a red face, can be an indication of a different health issue.
Some skin conditions that cause facial redness include insect bites, eczema and heat rash. At times, facial redness is the way that the body reacts to things like medication, or it can be a sign of an allergic reaction. Individuals who live in warm climates may have facial redness in response to the heat, or facial redness may be an indication of rosacea and psoriasis.
Certain infirmities and ringworm can also produce redness of the skin. Depending on the condition, skin redness may be something that happens temporarily and then clears up, or it might be a chronic condition that constantly reappears.
If facial redness is accompanied by a loss of consciousness, severe pain or respiratory issues, it is imperative that you seek medical help immediately. This is also the case if redness comes as a result of an animal bite or an insect bite. In other cases where facial redness is not an emergency, a short visit to our office may be all that is needed to identify and fix the issue.
When you visit Dr. Yeoman’s Dermatology Office, be prepared to ask and answer a series of questions. Our medical professionals are going to want to know if the symptoms you have are constant or if they come and go. They will be interested in hearing about environmental factors that seem to trigger the problem. They will also want to know about family health history, as this can give them an indication as to why your face is turning red.
A customized treatment plan can then be created to address the redness in your face. We have offices in Paragould and Poplar Bluff. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.