Help for a red chest.

Hi I have some questions about my chest it's constantly always red and it's been like this for 2 years or so and I'm only 16 the doctor told me it was normal I don't think it is they were no help at all my skin is very sensitive like it's red and I have neck lines to and idk if bleach cream will work but I hate being social because of my chest

Since you’re only 16, I’m wondering if you might have gotten a really severe sunburn in the past few years?    Generally, red chests occur as we get older if we have a natural tendency to flush or blush, have a history of serious sun damage there or if something is irritating the chest like a skin care product.     So………..I’m wondering if any of these apply? 

Bleaching creams do not work for a red chest and often make it worse by irritating it.   One easy thing to try first, is to use all hypoallergenic gentle products for a month or two. 

In general, if frequent flushing is the problem, a series of gentle IPL treatments will help, but can be expensive. 

Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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