(erythema) is abnormal redness of the skin, often signaling a pathological
condition, such as inflammation, infection, or sunburn.
Skin redness is skin
that is abnormally red in color.
- Insect bites and stings
- Ingrown toenail
- Contact dermatitis
- Diaper rash
- Heat illness
- Allergic reaction
- Drug reaction
Diagnosis and Treatment
The diagnosis is
made based on the appearance of the skin, the history of exposure to any irritating or allergenic substances, and any accompanying symptoms. Treatment
depends on the severity of the symptoms and the cause of the skin redness.
Call your provider if:
Skin redness is
accompanied by signs of severe allergic reaction (hives, swelling, difficulty
breathing, itching), nausea and vomiting, severe weakness, or high fever.