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Are small red spots all over the body small pox?

Are small red spots all over the body small pox?

No, not smallpox: Small pox has been eradicated, meaning it no longer exists in our daily lives. Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, viral infections, or allergies. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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Smallpox (Definition)

Smallpox is an infectious disease caused by viruses variola major and variola minor. It was a significant cause of death. Only humans were infected by smallpox and it ...Read more


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What exactly is chicken pox? Why do you get red spots?

What exactly is chicken pox? Why do you get red spots?

A virus: Chickenpox is due to infection with a virus that causes a characteristic itchy red rash that is red with blisters on top. You are usually infectious for about a week after the rash breaks out. And one day before. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has some red spots on his back and he says it's very itchy. But it's only on his back. Is it chicken pox?

My boyfriend has some red spots on his back and he says it's very itchy. But it's only on his back. Is it chicken pox?

Chickenpox Rash: A rash from chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) ; then moves to face ; then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions (more on adults than small children). The rash could spread to mouth, eyelids ; genitalia. ...Read more

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When my son was 5 months old he had to be hopitalized & wasn't eating but I need to know why he got red spots was it chicken pox? Or fever dots.

When my son was 5 months old he had to be hopitalized & wasn't eating but I need to know why  he got red spots was it chicken pox? Or fever dots.

If your son's rash : had been diagnosed as Chickenpox, hospital personnel would have taken strict precautions to prevent other hospitalized children from becoming infected. He should still get his Varicella vaccine at 12-15 months & 4-6 years. To find out if he had a viral exanthem, or rash, sign a HIPAA-approved release of records from the hospital to his pediatrician. His pediatrician can review the record with you. ...Read more

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Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Spots on daughters legs it isnt chicken pox they arent blister more like red spots slightly raised

Insect bite?: What you are describing sound like an allergic reaction to a form of exposure = common candidates are bites from insects, plant that has toxins like poison ivy. You might need to question her more closely where she had been playing and have the rash seen by her doc to see if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

Not chicken pox: Not the picture, as for the rash, one cannot judge unless seen, also are there other symptoms? If in doubt, you may want to see your child's doctor, take care ...Read more

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Have red spots on my arms and thighs.not itchy No fever. Do I have chicken pox?

Have red spots on my arms and thighs.not itchy No fever. Do I have chicken pox?

Doesn't sound like: chickenpox. They are generally itchy and within 1 day blister, then next day scab. Please see your doctor so that this can be diagnosed properly or you can contact one of us on HealthTap Prime, where we can see the rash. ...Read more

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Skin gone really really bad after stopping pill. What can I use other than prescription medications? Red spots everywhere not popable down left side

Skin gone really really bad after stopping pill. What can I use other than prescription medications? Red spots everywhere not popable down left side

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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I have a fever and so many small red spots all over my body, but it doesn't itch?

I have a fever and so many small red spots all over my body, but it doesn't itch?

Probably viral: You may have so called viral exanthem, a type of rash that is associated with viral infections - pretty common thing. Usually, the fever breaks in a day or two and the rash goes away soon after. If the rash worsens as well as the fever, seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my body especially on my bum, they start with a small raised lump under the skin, then go red, scabby with a white ring?

I have red spots all over my body especially on my bum, they start with a small raised lump under the skin, then go red, scabby with a white ring?

Rashes: One of the more difficult thing to diagnose at a distance. May be hpretic but only conjecture. Need to see physicain for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more