RED FACE: Is it nothing or is it worrying?

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WHY DOES YOUR FACE GO RED?

There are many causes for the face to redden. How do you know if it’s normal or if it needs medical attention? Read on to see some common causes for the face to go red, what you can do, and when to see a doctor.


9 COMMON CAUSES OF "RED FACE"

STRONG EMOTIONS

Embarrassment, anger, stress, or other intense feelings can send more blood to your face and make you blush. You may also notice sweating or your face feeling hot.


WHAT YOU CAN DO

This usually subsides fast. No worries. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR When it happens often or if you feel embarrassed about it.


HOT ENVIRONMENT

When our body temperature rises, the blood vessels in our skin dilates so the heat can escape and cool us down. This causes more blood flow and causes skin redness, it’s more obvious in the face because it’s more exposed. This can happen in any hot environment, such as going in a warm room from the cold outdoor, a hot shower, or a busy kitchen.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

This usually subsides fast. No worries. If it's a heat stroke, cool down the body by putting cool washcloth on the forehead, foot or armpits. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR if body temperatures reaches 40C or higher, rush to the emergency room.

COLD WEATHER

Dry air, cold winds, indoor heating, hot showers. These can leave gaps in our skin’s protective barrier and leave skin dry, brittle, irritated, or even cracked.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

To soothe and protect skin, look for balms that have virgin coconut oil & monolaurin, that naturally help restore skin's lost lipids. Choose a long lasting balm to help protect skin from any external aggressors. Try Bebebalm ByeDry nourishing moisturizer every morning & night; it has both ingredients and gives a long lasting moisturie lock. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If there are signs of infection.

SUNBURN

Prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays damages skin and lead to redness. Mild sunburn may happen in situations that we don’t think about, such as sitting close to a car window on a sunny day, or the reflection from the pavement, snow, or water. It may not be as obvious, skin looks a little red and feels a slight burning sensation.


WHAT YOU CAN DO

Prevent sunburns by wearing sunscreen with at least SPF30, even when it’s cloudy. Soothe sunburn with skin cell-regenerating plant oils such as Helichrysum, Frankincense or Lavender. Try ByeSpots skin radiance moisturizer by Bebebalm, it contains all of these plant oils in proper dilution. Dab on unbroken skin often to help soothe skin. Do not peel nor scratch skin. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If there are signs of infection.


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SCRATCHING Oftentimes, scratching is what makes the rash worse, not the original cause. Scratching triggers the body to release more histamine, which causes skin to get redder and itchier. Even if you take antihistamine medicine but don’t stop scratching, the itch won’t stop.


WHAT YOU CAN DO

There are natural ways to help break the itch-scratch cycle, such as soothing plant oils lavender or neem. Do not scratch. Try Bebebugs Natural Skin Soother by Bebebalm, it has skin-soothing plants including these two. Reapply as needed. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If symptoms persist or if there are signs of infection.

ECZEMA

An eczema rash can be anywhere on the body, but when it’s on the face it can feel really itchy, uncomfortable or painful. This rash is red, dry, flaky, and may even have weeping blisters.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

There is no cure for eczema. But there are ways to manage it, such as Avoiding Triggers, a healthy lifestyle, and proper skin maintenance. To help lessen the reoccurence or degree of flares, keep skin healthy and moisturized daily with good, plant-based moisturizers. Try Bebebalm ByeDry nourishing moisturizer and Bebebugs Natural Skin Soother (by Bebebalm).


WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If the flares are getting worse or if there are signs of infection. Use medicines as prescribed, especially steroids because it thins out your skin and must never be overused.


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TEETHING OR MILK RASH

This is redness around the mouth, chin, even on neck folds. This is usually caused by excessive drool when the baby is teething, or by milk that has dried up.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

To prevent teething or milk rash, dip clean cloth in clean water and wipe off drool or milk regularly. Then protect the area with a long-lasting, gentle, plant-based balm, such as Bebebalm ByeDry nourishing moisturizer. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If the flares are getting worse or if there are signs of infection.


FEVER

The increase in body temperature may make the face go red, even cause heat rash.

The rash can go away once fever is controlled, or use a natural skin soother balm. Such as Bebebugs by Bebebalm

WHAT YOU CAN DO

The rash can go away once fever is controlled, or use a natural skin soother balm. Such as Bebebugs by Bebebalm

WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR It’s the fever you need to pay attention: if it reaches 40C, or if the fever is accompanied by other symptoms, such as but not limited to vomiting, cough, runny nose, blood, rash, seek medical attention immediately.

ALLERGIES

There are many triggers for an allergic reaction. It could be something you ate or drank, something that touched your skin (such as toothpaste, skin product, shampoo, detergent on clothes, air pollution, dirty water), or something you breathed in (such as pollen, perfume).


WHAT YOU CAN DO If it's a minor itch, you can use natural skin soothers such as lavender oil or neem. Try Bebebugs by Bebebalm, it has natural skin soothing plant oils including these two. WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR If you feel any difficulty in breathing, rush to the emergency room. Consult your doctor before giving oral allergy medication to children.


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OTHER CAUSES

Hormones, Viral or Fungal Infections, Medicine side effect, High blood pressure or other Skin conditions may also cause the face to go very red. If the rash doesn’t disappear or if it turns white or if it has dark purple or red blotches, or if you have any doubt, see your doctor. It’s better to be on the safe side.





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References https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/blushing-causes https://www.healthhype.com/list-of-reasons-for-an-unusually-red-face.html

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