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Two weeks ago, I started vomiting up everything I eat. I

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Two weeks ago, I started vomiting up everything I eat. I have a very complicated abdominal hx, so this question isn't about that directly. Because of said complicated hx, I make a serious over abundance of gastric acid. As a result, most of my stomach contents are mostly acid when I vomit. The past week and a half I've noticed a spreading redness on my face, forehead and scalp. It burns like sunburn and looks like sunburn, but isn't sunburn. No, I don't believe it's from.acidic vomit splashing onto me, unless I also dunked my head in the toilet too. Now I haven't started using any new products of any type, but I want to know if this is being caused by the acidic vomit I'm throwing up 6-8 times a day. I ha e an appt with my gastro doc tomorrow, but I wanted a quick second opinion.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 2 years ago.

Hello,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

Redness of the face can come from different causes.

It is unlikely to be related to acid vomiting.

If sunburn is excluded there can be hypersensitivity reaction.

Lupus can cause redness in those areas.

Some infections, carcinoid syndrome can be associated with such redness.

Seborrheic dermatitis can cause it.

I would suggest to take an examination by a dermatologist.

I hope this information helps.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.

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