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Last night I realised that there are what look like tiny red

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Hi, last night I realised that there are what look like tiny red specks all over my right cheek. I was wondering if this may be an allergic reaction to something or something else?
JA: How long have you had the redness? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: Just since yesterday, and no I haven't used medication
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the redness?
Customer: No I haven't
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No not that I'm aware of currently
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 15 days ago.

Thanks for using just answer

kindly send a picture of your right cheek area

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
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Customer: replied 15 days ago.
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Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 15 days ago.

Looks like you have some inflamed spots on your cheek

Can you think of why this might be?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I'm not entirely sure, I can only assume that it was either an allergic reaction to something or an insect bite as there was a small raised bump which is now gone.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Or an infection as I have been experiencing diarrhea for the past few days which is ok now.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I'm not aware of any allergies that I have in terms of food, but I do experience bloating.
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 15 days ago.

Ok, maybe you might have coeliac or something, more food intolerance than allergy

its worth doing some blood tests to check

Over the counter, you can buy acnecide gel to see if it would help settle the rash

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** surely do a blood test. I have been experiencing bloating for as long as I can remember and assumed it was normal but it has gotten worse in recent years.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Do you recommend that I avoid gluten for now?
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 14 days ago.

Sorry missed your message

Yes avoid gluten and see if it makes any difference to your symptoms

You can check out the FODMAP diet also which helps with bloating

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
No worries, thank you!
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
I will be sure to check that out, that was very informative
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
Have a great day :)
Expert:  Anthony Osula replied 14 days ago.

You're welcome