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A 48-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to get red spots on the skin?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation.
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A 68-year-old male asked:

Getting white spots on the skin?

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 27 years experience
Varied: Not having the ability to examine you will make it impossible to say with any certainty what could be wrong. White spots could be anything from benign to vitiligo and many things in between. I would suggest you have a dermatologist take a look.
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A 17-year-old male asked:

I am having red spots on my skin.how can I treat it?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Spots: We need more information. When you put pressure on your spots, do they disappear? Do they itch? Any other symptoms?
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A 37-year-old member asked:

I have all these red spots on my skin. What are they?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Cherry angiomas: Most likely they are cherry angiomas, usually on chest and abdomen, and other family members might have it also. But, sometimes, a condition called essential telangiectasia, could present as such (red spots). Dermatologists might tell you more when they see you..
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Last updated Oct 8, 2013

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