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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. see your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough ?

My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough ?

Viral rash: Chicken pox is not the only viral rash out there. Many other viruses cause rashes. And the fact that he was vaccinated is a point, but remember that 15% of kids will still get chicken pox despite the vaccine. ...Read more

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I recently had my back waxed for the first time and have come out in spots, I was aware that a rash of red spots was possible especially after waxing ?

I recently had my back waxed for the first time and have come out in spots, I was aware that a rash of red spots was possible especially after waxing ?

Expected: First the hot wax does irritate the skin, pulling out the hair leaves a red spot for every hair pulled. The redness and inflammation should subside in a few days. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots to start popping up. Not like a rash but just all over in different spotsThey start under skin then raise a little don't itch?

What can cause red spots to start popping up. Not like a rash but just all over in different spotsThey start under skin then raise a little don't itch?

May be issue in park: If you are a tourist in a national park, then anything that touches the skin can do this, ranging from a reaction to the soap used in hotel laundries to the grass and flora of the park. If this persists after you return home, see your physician for an evaluation of the problem ...Read more

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I have red spots on top of feet. Thought it was a rash. Had it for about 2 years. Sometimes goes away then comes back. Please advise.?

Next time it happens: See a podiatrist or dermatologist, at bare minimum photograph it with your cell phone. This way you can show it to a doctor when you are able to. If it goes away, I do not think it is a great concern as you do not mention that it bothers you in any capacity. ...Read more

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I foundtwo small dark red spots in mouth. Recently I have been getting a few little red spots on my body that itch and cause a rash, is there a link?

I foundtwo small dark red spots in mouth. Recently I have been getting a few little red spots on my body that itch and cause a rash, is there a link?

See a doctor: Impossible to diagnose this without seeing these lesions and getting a full history and doing a physical exam. Go see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more