Red patches on face

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  1. Yokel
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    Yokel LE

    Sorry for posting a trivial question.

    I seem to frequently have red patches on my face, frequently they are sore, particularly after shaving. The areas of redness are either side of my nose, and above my mouth. It is quite irritating. I have had dry skin in the past. The pharmicist suggested using an aqueous cream to cool the area, moisturise the skin and calm it down.

    Anyone with experience of this? Should I consider paying the doctor a visit? Will it clear up easily/fast - or will I need to put a paper bag over my head?

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  2. CQMS
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    Whenever I have a medical problem I always find that the doctor is much better than some random individual on t'interweb.
     
  3. spaz
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    Sorry to break it to you Yokel but it sounds very much like brain cancer to me.

    Failing that you could just be ginger?
     
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  4. Ancient_Mariner
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    Did he slip you his phone number at the same time?


    Yes. I am also devastatingly attractive to homosexuals. Sounds like you have razor burn or, possibly, bubonic plague. Just dab it with some Old Spice and it should clear up in no time. Failing that, fill in a request form and grow a full set.
     
  5. Ord_Sgt
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    Great input, you being a medical 'professional' too, damn I hope I don't work with people like you in my job, amateur tosser.

    It's kind of a serious thread, if you can't help, shut the **** up, tit.
     
  6. BarkingSpider
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    Get some TCP and a wire brush on it, you big Jesse.
     
  7. Ord_Sgt
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    Ord_Sgt


    That medical help is outstanding
     
  8. spaz
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  9. Sympathetic_Reaction
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    could be rosacea (sp?) - my missus gets it, sometime set off by stress.

    Doctor is probably the best bet though.

    S_R
     
  10. Vastatio
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    Semen allergy?
     
  11. chocolate_frog
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    It could be brain cancer but it sounds more like 'Bad AIDS'.

    Take some TCP and wire wool to the affected areas and scrub until clean. After which apply a topical placebo until you feel better.

    I reckon that's what a qualified GP would tell you to do anyway, who needs 5 years at Doctor School and an actual examination of what ailes you when 'Doctor t'interweb' is at hand?
     
  12. I get short of breath and red, raised patches over my neck, chest and shoulders from time to time, the obvious link is alcohol but it only happens with vodka and cranberry juice (roughly a litre of) or multiple bottles of red wine, any ideas?
     
  13. Vastatio
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    Late-onset birthmark?
     
  14. Use vitamin e oil. You can shave with it to help prevent the irritation and also use a small bit to help soothe and clear up the red patches. I wouldn't put aqueous cream on my face.
     
  15. Vastatio
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    Snigger.......
     

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