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I am breaking out in red spots on my arms. They are not pimples but are itchy and have spread?

I am breaking out in red spots on my arms. They are not pimples but are itchy and have spread?

It is difficult: To diagnose a rash without seeing it. If you were exposed to something new, it could be a contact dermatitis; if you are ill with a fever, it could be a virus; ill with sore throat, it could be strep. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated (if necessary). ...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


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My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?

My three week old daughter's face is breaking out is bright red spots like acne. What's causing it and is it something to worry about?

Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne. A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones. Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read more

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I've been breaking out in small red itchy spots all over my body. Haven't changed anything in daily routine. What could it be?

I've been breaking out in small red itchy spots all over my body. Haven't changed anything in daily routine. What could it be?

See a doctor: You could be having an allergic reaction to something in the environment. It is best to see a doctor to make sure it is not scabies or some other problem. Until then, diphenhydramine/benadryl should help the itch. ...Read more

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I never get spots but I have break out over my forehead with red spots with just clear liquid in, also have random ones on my arms but mainl my face?

I never get spots but I have break out over my forehead with red spots with just clear liquid in, also have random ones on my arms but mainl my face?

Acne: Dear PConnolly,

Red spots with clear liquid sound like acne. Acne occurs when the follicles become clogged. It can occur on the face, arms, chest or back. Over the counter topical medications can help. If the symptoms do not get better I recommend seeing a health care professional for an exam. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.

Red spots: Red spots could mean anything. It could be bleeding under the skin. It could be cherry nevus. The best thing to do is to see your doctor or a dermatologist to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

I've developed red spots on outer corner of my eyes from tugging on them to do my eyeliner. I no longer tug on them, what can help to remove the redness?

Leave them alone.: Your description suggests that irritation from frequent pulling the area is the cause. If you stop touching the area, it will likely recover by itself in a week or two. But if problem persists, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago I noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A: A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.

Normal post-op: Erythema (red nessof the tissue) is one of the normal cardinal signs of inflammation that occur after a procedure, such as an extraction.
If pain, swelling or fever occur, consult the treating dentist. ...Read more

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I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

I used a rough sponge to get rid of henna now my hand is blistered what can I do also tiny red spots have appeared under my skin and severe redness?

Exam needed: Its recommended that you be examined by a physician urgently in order to determine whether the findings are due to allergic reaction, primary irritation/inflammation from abrasive trauma or whether there is a superimposed bacterial infection (cellulitis) which needs urgent treatment. ...Read more

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Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Red spots and redness on top of glans of my penis. Uncircumcised and never had intercourse. No pain, itching swelling. Just red and scares me a little?

Here are some...: Glad, you ask. Clinically, do nothing with these as long as being free of symptoms, but keep gentle regular cleansing without any excessive or obsessive care such as using topical cream; so again, leave them alone. More worry? Seek evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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My daughter keeps breaking out in random places all over her body. She get big red hard spots. Is this hives?

My daughter keeps breaking out in random places all over her body. She get big red hard spots. Is this hives?

Hives: Hives also called urticaria are typically round to oval, raised, red, itchy "welt" that come and go on any part of the body. They can feel firm and blanch when pressed on. When they resolve, hives generally do not leave any skin changes. It may help to take photos of the rash to show the doctor. Picture is worth a thousand words! ...Read more

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I've seen 2 doctors along with a dermatologist. I've had labs done etc. Still have dark red brown spots breaking out all over body going on 30 days?

I've seen 2 doctors along with a dermatologist. I've had labs done etc. Still have dark red brown spots breaking out all over body going on 30 days?

Skin biopsy: Ask your Dermatologist if he would think a skin biopsy would be helpful. Is a simple procedure with local anesthetic (like at the Dentist). Takes a little 3-4 mm of your skin with a sterile instrument and sometimes needs to put 1 stitch, sometimes not necessary, but gives a great amount of information. ...Read more

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Big red spots on a kid?

Big red spots on a kid?

Rash: Could use more info but I am guessing hives or urticaria. Are they itchy? And fairly large with a bump in the center? ...Read more

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I have a unknown red spots.

I have a unknown red spots.

Unknown to us too.: Where are these spots? How long have they been there? Do they hurt? Are they raised? Are they itchy? Are they fixed or do they come and go? Any other symptoms? We need more information to really know what's going on with this. ...Read more

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What are quarter size red spots all over body?

What are quarter size red spots all over body?

Needs a Dr. To check: Rashes and spots are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots, reddish & quarter-sized, may be part of an infection (some viruses cause this) or an allergic reaction to foods, medicines, etc... "generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. A primary care doctor or dermatologist needs to evaluate the rash to find a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

What can I do to cure the red spots from shaving?

Several thoughts: Play detective. Different shaving creams/lotions may provide a better "skin conditioner" before you shave, making for less red spots. Shaving after a hot bath/shower. Where your pores are open, is more conducive to a "clean shave" as well. Invest in a good razor that does not irritate you. You may need a razor for "sensitive skin." hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: red spots?

What is the definition or description of: red spots?

Hemangiomas: 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 a laser for treatment. ...Read more

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My niece is 10 months and she has red spots on her body?

My niece is 10 months and she has red spots on her body?

Need more info: Pl provide info on type of rash, presence of fever, history of travel, exposure to other sicknesses etc. A virtual consult may be a good idea. ...Read more

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Red spots after I take a shower. What does this indicate?

Red spots after I take a shower. What does this indicate?

Fairly common: This is probably cholinergic and/or aquagenic urticaria. If it doesn't bother you, don't worry about it. A cooler setting may help. ...Read more

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Red spots on my body that look like they are spreading. What is going on?

Red spots on my body that look like they are spreading. What is going on?

This will require: Evaluation to determine what the lesions are. What to do about them will be the next step. ...Read more

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Small red spots all over my body sometimes itch started appearing after begging new medicnce?

Hives: You could be having an allergic reaction to the medication. I recommend that should stop taking the medication and follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have little red spots that's have appeared on my body, they don't itch, but seem to have appeared overnight, what could this be?

I have little red spots that's have appeared on my body, they don't itch, but seem to have appeared overnight, what could this be?

Rashes need doctors: There are too many possibilities for anyone to guess what is happening. If you don't feel sick, you may not need to do anything. Lots of rashes go away without treatment. But if you want a diagnosis, see a dermatologist. They know about 600 different rashes! And even then, it can be hard to be sure. Get well soon. ...Read more