Red patches on face

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?

Whenever I have a medical problem I always find that the doctor is much better than some random individual on t'interweb.
The pharmicist suggested using an aqueous cream to cool the area, moisturise the skin and calm it down.
Did he slip you his phone number at the same time?

Anyone with experience of this?
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.
Using my internet healing hands and sixth sense I think you have something wrong with your skin.
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.
could be rosacea (sp?) - my missus gets it, sometime set off by stress.

Doctor is probably the best bet though.

Semen allergy?
Sorry to break it to you Yokel but it sounds very much like brain cancer to me.

Failing that you could just be ginger?
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?
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Late-onset birthmark?
What are you wearing underneath?:blowkiss:
Thallium poisoning?

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