Erythema: Overview

Erythema is the general name for skin redness due to the dilation of blood vessels beneath the skin. Causes may include sunburn, hot flashes, flushing, blushing, skin inflammations, skin allergies, or skin infections. Certain systemic illnesses can also cause erythema such as lupus (SLE) and erythema nodosum.

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