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I have red dots on my skin after some bad sun burn but they don't look bad, I've never been in a tanning bed, could they be dangerous?

I have red dots on my skin after some bad sun burn but they don't look bad, I've never been in a tanning bed, could they be dangerous?

No, not dangerous: Red dots that appear in the exposed area after a severe sunburn are not dangerous, and if they represent capillary damage they will fade in a week or so (depending on the degree of injury). If they last longer they could be cherry angiomas, another benign condition. ...Read more

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Used semi-protective eyewear. Went in a low wattage tanning bed twice recently and eyes have been hurting. No redness or sight issues. Will it heal?

Used semi-protective eyewear. Went in a low wattage tanning bed twice recently and eyes have been hurting. No redness or sight issues. Will it heal?

It should: You may have exposed the sclera (white) of the eye are worse the retina to excess UV light causing a "sun burn". It should recover but avoid this type of exposure., If you must use a tanning bed use the best protective eyewear available ...Read more

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Used sunbed 5 times and 6 days later I ve been having a sunburned feeling on back but it wasn't and isn't red! Mostly when I lay down or put on clothes?

Used sunbed 5 times and 6 days later I ve been having a sunburned feeling on back but it wasn't and isn't red! Mostly when I lay down or put on clothes?

Tanning damage: The damage can be in deeper layers of tissue where you would not see the red on the surface. This is but one of the dangers of tanning beds because you don't know you've had this type of damage before you actually feel it. At this point, the damage is done. Use lots of moisturizers, cool compresses or showers on area and oral pain medication as needed until things heal. STOP killing your skin! ...Read more

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Small bumps on my chest where I got burnt from tanning bed. They came after I peeled a little but they aren't red and they don't hurt or itch?

Small bumps on my chest where I got burnt from tanning bed. They came after I peeled a little but they aren't red and they don't hurt or itch?

Sorry to hear: You overdid it at the tanning salon. As you know, this increases your risk for future skin cancer. Very likely the "burn" caused some inflammation in your skin; if bacteria from skin contact with surface should be red. It sounds like it is very mild as there is no redness or itching. Put some OTC cortisone cream on the bumps; they should resolve in a few days. Please reconsider/avoid tanning beds:) ...Read more

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Low grade fever 99-100.3. went in high powered sunbed for 8 min 1st time (3 recommended) That night low grade fever. Skin red& hurts next day. This is the 2/3rd day with fever. Resting and taking liquids. Why fever? Sign of hot body or infection?

Low grade fever 99-100.3. went in high powered sunbed for 8 min 1st time (3 recommended) That night low grade fever. Skin red& hurts next day. This is the 2/3rd day with fever. Resting and taking liquids. Why fever? Sign of hot body or infection?

Inflamed skin: Burned or injured skin causes release of inflammatory chemicals into the blood stream, just like viruses and bacteria and the body responds with fever. Additonally, sunburned skin may not be as effective in cooling the body due to injured sweat pores. Why expose yourself to harmful rays that increase your risk of skin cancer???? ...Read more

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Bad cough, ringing sound, blocked nose, shivering constantly, Monday white lump on thigh now red lump, itchy, from sunbed? Maybe

Bad cough, ringing sound, blocked nose, shivering constantly, Monday white lump on thigh now red lump, itchy, from sunbed? Maybe

Two things: Your upper respiratory symptoms are likely viral in cause and I don't know if you take other drugs or if you're allergic to anything or have other conditions but phenylephrine, an antihistamine, and dextromethorphan would help with your URI symptoms as well as rest and lots of water and nasal saline rinses, a neti pot, and/or salt water gargles. It sounds like you got burned from the bed. Cool water. ...Read more

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Used semi-protective eyewear in a low wattage tanning bed. 3-4 days later my eyes are still hurting. Could they be sunburned without being red?

Used semi-protective eyewear in a low wattage tanning bed. 3-4 days later my eyes are still hurting. Could they be sunburned without being red?

Eyes hurting: Your eyes have been damaged by the ultraviolet light of the tanning bed. You may be developing photokeratitis and you should see your eye doctor IMMEDIATELY ...Read more

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Are tanning bed burns worse than sunburns? Am a little red today after tanning in a aroma therapy bed for 10min but no discomfort like w/ a sunburn.

Are tanning bed burns worse than sunburns? Am a little red today after tanning in a aroma therapy bed for 10min but no discomfort like w/ a sunburn.

Just as bad: Tanning beds use ultraviolet rays similar to the sun. Although these are less likely to cause burning they still cause damage to the structure of the skin and can lead to skin cancers. ...Read more

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I layed in the tanning bed and I ended up getting tiny red bumps all over neck and chest that itches what is it?

Tanning Bed Rash: Small bumps can appear all over the body after tanning. However, they are more commonly found in certain areas, such as stomach, chest, back and legs which are exposed to the ultraviolet rays for a longer duration. These eruptions are often referred to as tan bed rash which may develop immediately after tanning or a few days later. They look like blisters and are red in color. ...Read more

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Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Whenever I get out of the tanning bed I have this horrible red, itchy rash in my stomach, chest, and?

Don't tan: Some people have an itchy rash from ultraviolet light exposure called polymorphous light eruption. Does this occur with natural sunlight also? Are you on any medications. There are many caused of light-induced rashes. Tanning beds are proven causes of skin cancer. Please don't use them! ...Read more

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Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy. What is it? Will they go away? Treatment?

Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy. What is it? Will they go away? Treatment?

? Solar urticaria: From ultraviolet rays exposure, rash will go away, OTC antihistamines and anti itch creams will help, if not please see your doctor, avoid tanning beds and sun exposure, use sun blocks, better see an allergist as well for future management, goodluck ...Read more

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My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.

My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.

Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more

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Does herpetic whitlow present as a single lesion, no redness, no pain, w/ dots inside? When do redness and vesicles show up after first signs of inf.?

Does herpetic whitlow present as a single lesion, no redness, no pain, w/ dots inside? When do redness and vesicles show up after first signs of inf.?

Herpetic whitlow: Herpetic whitlow is almost always painful and is always red, at least at its onset. Thee are usually blisters (vesicles) within a few days of the onset. ...Read more

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Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?

Puncture in leg when squeezed white comes out redness around perimeter at first itched now a red dot in middle with swelling around the hole?

Infection: Dear SDas, white drainage and redness after a puncture suggest an infection. You need to show this leg to a doctor. Please promptly consult a virtual doctor or go to your PCP or urgent care. ...Read more

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Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but don't see stinger or anything What could it be?

Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but don't see stinger or anything What could it be?

Try directly ap-: Plying Soy Sauce to the sting for immediate pain relief.
This usually works to take away the sting instantaneously. Thereafter, watch out for secondary infection indicated by increasing inflammation, swelling, redness, drainage. If this occurs, you will need an antibiotic, so see a doctor. If you are allergic, the initial swelling will be pronounced, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. But causes sedation. Be careful ...Read more

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What does the redness in your Thot and a red dot on the roof inside your mouth mean?

What does the redness in your Thot and a red dot on the roof inside your mouth mean?

Redness: It may just be irritation but could also be caused by a viral or bacterial infection if it persists I would suggest you see a doctor ...Read more

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2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

2 1/2 yr old been on keflex for 6 days started 2 days ago with the redness hives red dots all over body does that me she is allergic?

Rash on Keflex: Usually a true allergy happens within the first 24-48 hours. It may still be a hypersensitivity or drug eruption from Keflex or a viral exanthum of childhood like roseola. Best to return to the pediatrician or family dr for exam and documentation purposes. ...Read more

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What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.

What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.

Herpes: Girlfriend needs to see a doctor. This could be any type of skin disorder or cyst but if recurrent it could be herpes which is very common, painful and contagious. Your doctor can look at it and give the right treatment. Sometimes a soothing bath in epsom salt helps. ...Read more

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Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness?

Last night when I was at church my upper left leg near my groin started hurting. When I got home I looked and there where two black dots and redness?

Pain, redness: The combination of pain and associated redness is suspicious of inflammation of infection. An insect bite of ingrown hair may have incited the process. Apply warm packs but have a physician examine you if redness persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Small white dot on the brown part of my eye, I wear contacts, tearing, feeling of something there, no alergeries, redness, nonsmoker, no history, help?

Corneal ulcer: The spot is probably on the cornea, the crystal over the brown iris. As you wear contacts and feel something, it most likely is an ulcer. If it is near the edge it is probably not serious but does require treatment to prevent it from getting serious. If it is near the center, it is serious and could affect your vision. Leave your contact out and see an ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?

Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?

Rash: Better to have it seen. It may be a spider bite or it may have become infected. Most bites are itchy, not painful. All the best. ...Read more

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Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful. Also there's a red dot in the middle of it.

Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful. Also there's a red dot in the middle of it.

Skin infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection. This type of infection is often called a boil. These often start with a clogged pore or hair follicle. You should get medical attention. It may need to be drained in the clinic. If allowed to progress, it can spread and become dangerous. ...Read more