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I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

Contact allergies: It is possible that you could have urticaria or even a contact dermatitis from tree pollen. Not everyone reacts with the typical sneezing and itchy eyes. ...Read more

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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


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Should i be worried about blotchy red spots after drinking brandy?

Should i be worried about blotchy red spots after drinking brandy?

YES !: Symptoms of alcohol intolerance may include: headache, flushing, hives, nasal congestion, GI upset, nausea/vomiting ; low blood pressure. You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. ...Read more

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I got sunburn today, despite repeated sunscreen applications. But also developed blotchy red spots on my sides. Should i be concerned?

I got sunburn today, despite repeated sunscreen applications. But  also developed blotchy red spots on my sides. Should i be concerned?

Drug eruption.: This sounds more like a reaction to one of the 3 drugs you are taking, any one of which can cause a rash that can mimic a sunburn. Try otc Hydrocortisone cream; if it persists or worsens, ask your doctor about stopping or substituting your medications. ...Read more

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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my  legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

Prescription meds: The application of baby/olive oil followed by shampoo can help to remove scale, but a topical steroid medication (a foam best for the scalp) is usually the first necessary step. Shampoos accomplish little for most people. Depending upon the thickness of the lesions, scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat. I suggest seeing a specialist to get things going in the right direction. ...Read more

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Time to time when I get out of the shower my face has red blotchy itchy spots and feels hot. Goes away after about 30 mins. What is this?

Time to time when I get out of the shower my face has red blotchy itchy spots and feels hot. Goes away after about 30 mins. What is this?

Hives: You are likely experiencing urticaria - or hives. Sometimes, people will get hives due to an allergy, but sometimes it is due to something more physical - hot or cold water, pressure, vibration, stress, etc. They classically come and nothing *needs* to happen, but you could try taking a loratadine or other anti-histamine 30" prior to showering to see if that helps reduce symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 3 red blotchy spots on the outside of my vagina near my hole , do you know what it might be ?

I have 3 red blotchy spots on the outside of my vagina near my hole , do you know what it might be ?

Abrasions or yeast: EphasianM: the red marks are probably either abrasions caused by friction with your jeans or other clothing, or may be a result of a yeast infection. Minimal concern. ...Read more

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I have red blotchy spots on my skin. Lately, I have been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using the steam room and pool.

I have red blotchy spots on my skin.  Lately, I have been drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and using the steam room and pool.

Flushed face: Alcohol can cause flushing of your face. If you are concerned it may be something else, have it looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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