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Breaking Out In Red Spots
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
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
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!
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 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?
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
I have some red spots on my face I don't know what it is and I tried everything but the redness won't go a way.
The treatment: Is determined by the cause. Encourage dermatological evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
I'm getting a clear discharge after ejaculation with redness at the tip and if not washed after red spots sometimes appear, been tested all negative?
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
I have red spots across my abdomen which aren't itchy as well as to big concentrations of redness on the lower ab.
Skin has redness, uneven. Large pore down t zone and few small red spots. With pigmentation on my cheeks freckles. How can I clear at home or laser etc?
See doctor: To get it properly diagnosed and treated. Do not guess. ...Read more
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
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 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)
or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-toxic shock 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
Is some redness on the gums normal for a while after tooth extraction? I have no pain, just some red spots.
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
This will require: Evaluation to determine what the lesions are. What to do about them will be the next step. ...Read more
I have red spots on my upper soft pallet they really hurt and have not gone away. What could it be???
?: How long present? If short time possibly viral. See your doc if persistant, ...Read more
My son has bark red spots on his back anywhere from a quarter to half dollar in size what could this be should I be alarmed?
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