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My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily. ...Read more

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My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

My son is 3 years old and today he has loads if pin prick purple spots all round face neck and chest and on ears?

Depends: If he has been coughing or vomited recently and every spot is above the nipple line, these spots could be benign coughing peteciae. This you can monitor at home .If not and or any spots extend below the nipple line, it could be something more worrisome.If you are not sure, a visit would help rule out any other issue. ...Read more

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Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain. Should I go to the doctor?

Hello, I just noticed today that I have 4-8 circular purple spots on my right ear, but it doesn't hurt & no pain.

Should I go to the doctor?

?probably: If the spots go away within the week, then no worries, It could have been a dermal allergic reaction. If they persist however, or grow rapidly, you need to see a dermatologist. It is probably benign, but you don't want a melanomatous process to get started. ...Read more

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I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

I have purple veins behind my right ear all coming from one spot. It is also a bit painful, what could this be?

Incompetent vein: It is hard to say without seeing it but this is often due to a small vein that has leaking valves. This causes it to have too much pressure and the smaller veins connected to it enlarge. It can be treated quickly with a 940nm laser. ...Read more

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My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?

My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up. ?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more

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I have got purple spots on top of my head?

I have got purple spots on top of my head?

Insect bite: Can be dry skin , insect bite, inflamed hair follicular, allergy to shampoo, etc. Check with dermatologist if not resolved. ...Read more

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Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?

Got purple line around lower penis head with white/yellow spots never had sex nor had fore skin removed what is it been there a few months now?

Schmegma: Sounds like the substance that forms in uncircumcised males. Be sure to pull the foreskin back and clean the area with soap and water daily. If this persists after a week you should see a doc. ...Read more

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I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?

I have a few deep purple spots around the head of my penis, is this just some kind of period or an std?

Need evaluation: Purple spots (purpuras) that you described could be related to trauma resulting in bruising, other inflammatory skin conditions or infection like kaposi's sarcoma associated with hiv, gonorrhea. Visit your dermatologist for further evaluation and work-up. ...Read more

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I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey. ?

I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey. ?

Purple spot: if it is a single small purple spot it is likely a type of benign nevus or hemangioma. A hickey would generally be at least 2-3 cm in diameter, and that is not "small" by dermatologic standards. if it gets larger, changes colors, etc, it should be examined and possibly biopsied by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my penis head. What can it be?

I have a purple spot on my penis head. What can it be?

See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My 22 month old has a small purple spot on the top of her head on her scalp, what could this be?

My 22 month old has a small purple spot on the top of her head on her scalp, what could this be?

Picture please: It'd help so much better if a picture of it was sent for review. Also, historical data - how long it's been there, is it growing or changing? Anything make it worse? These things matter so you would need to either supply this info here or take your child to a local doc. ...Read more

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I have a purple spot on my right bicep the size of an eraser head. I don't recall hitting it on anything. Doesn't hurt. Been there 3 or 4 days.ideas?

I have a purple spot on my right bicep the size of an eraser head.  I don't recall hitting it on anything. Doesn't hurt. Been there 3 or 4 days.ideas?

Unlikely dangerous: Unlikely to be anything to be concerned about if it has only been there a few days. Will likely vanish on it's own. If it persists or worsens, have someone look at it. ...Read more

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Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.

Headaches: As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read more

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What causes purple rash like spots on back?

What causes purple rash like spots on back?

More info needed: Need more information to accurately answer your question. How long do the spots last? How do they start? How do they change with time? How large are they? How many? Exact color? Bruise? Do they go away completely. Photos would help. ...Read more

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