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I have three red patches on my face which skin peels off

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I have three red patches on my face which skin peels off from. It started with 1 close to my about 3 months ago. They are not sore but a little unsightly and I don't want more and want them gone. Is there a cream that you can recommend
Submitted: 8 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

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can you upload a clear jpg photo of these areas on your face so I can better help you?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
as you can see my complexion is hiding them quite well but they have started to increase in number
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

have you had a lot of sun exposure. they could be mild sun burns

they look like telangectasia or broken blood vessels under the skin.

do you drink alcohol? alcohol can cause your cheeks and face to be red

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Moderate drinker but would have had a lot of sun exposure in my younger years as worked outside. What treatment would you recommend if this is the problem. Thanks
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

cutting down on drinking can help

you can see a dermatologist. sometimes cosmetic laser therapy can help redness of the face with alcohol use.

http://www.dermnetnz.org/reactions/alcohol.html

is a good webpage to read.

regular alcohol use commonly causes persistently red face due to enlarged blood vessels (telangiectasia) under the skin.

This appears because regulation of vascular control in the brain fails with sustained alcohol intake

cutting down on drinking can help this.

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