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My right side of face and nose are red & hot

06/21/2006

Question:

My right side of the face and nose are red and hot.  Before it was also swollen.  What should I do?  Thank you. 

Answer:

There are many causes of redness and warmth of face and nose. The fact that it is one-sided may speak of local/environmental factors - bug bites, localized infection, localized allergic reaction, etc. Redness and warmth are signs of inflammation. On the face, this should be taken seriously and brought to the attention of your physician.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University