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i have these tiny red dots that appear mostly on my arms and back(upper shoulder area) thaterupt into deep holes after a few days. what could they be?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Dots that erupt and turn into holes after some pus-like stuff comes out are usually an infection, such as folliculitis of the hair follicles or pustules from acne whiteheads. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and give some treatment.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: Skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor or dermatologist to get you the best answer.
Answered on Oct 23, 2012

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