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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 chest/neck breaks out in red blotchy spots when i'm nervous/excited. No itching, but I get very hot. Anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks!

My chest/neck breaks out in red blotchy spots when i'm nervous/excited. No itching, but I get very hot. Anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks!

Maybe: With nerves there are some techniques that may help when it starts to occur. Look up, and learn to use a few breathing techniques. Come up with a calming saying or prayer you can say to yourself to help you calm down. Not sure i'd suggest med tx unless it's a big problem for you. Consider this too: is it a huge deal? Accepting that it happens might take away some of the anxiety & even decrease sx. ...Read more

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

Ive 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 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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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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