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I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

Could be anything...: Could be anything from a fungal infection to any one of several skin tumors. Only a dermatologist can tell you exactly what it is after a direct examination, and possibly a biopsy. ...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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Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep throat, prescribed amoxicillin. Then red spots on top of hand, rash along both bottom sides of arms. Doc says unlikely allergic relation. STD?

Strep related: There are at least two forms of rash associated with strep. One is related to a toxin released by living strep germs, typically flat, sand papery and rosey. Anther is a hive like eruption (bumps) that can be associated with it. There are a few STD associated rashes, but what you describe is not how they appear. ...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 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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What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also, have several red spots on my arms.

What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation?  Also, have several red spots on my arms.

Facial rash: Facial rash with burning can be cause by an allergic reaction to something that touched your facial skin, a viral infection like herpes, shingles on the face, photo-drug reaction to a medication you are taking, and other causes, skin diseases like Lupus. You should see your local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes skin to turn red and if forms like red spots and it burns a lot but it mainly stays around my left hand around the knuckles?

What causes skin to turn red and if forms like red spots and it burns a lot but it mainly stays around my left hand around the knuckles?

Eczema: Usually a rash like this is eczema. Frequently limited to the hands and sometimes associated with exposure to solvents / detergent or metals. ...Read more

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7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night). Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash? Cause?

7m old low grade fever of 101.5 (day)103 (night). Two red spots on his cheek and sore on the roof of his mouth has a bit of diaper rash?  Cause?

Hand foot, mouth dis: Hand foot and mouth disease is most likely. Causing sores on the palate, around the mouth, in the diaper area, and hands and feet, they look like red spots or canker sores (white discs with red around them). Fever and pain are possible. It's viral and runs its course. Pain control is key. If this doesn't sound like what your child has, get it checked. ...Read more

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Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. They started at the base of my wrist and has spread. Now it's all over. What could it?

Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. They started at the base of my wrist and has spread. Now it's all over. What could it?

A rash for 4 months: What are you waiting for? See a DR if you can. Is cost an issue? If it is, find a free clinic. Your description lacks enough detail for any kind of guess. ...Read more

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I have two red spots on my wrist they are not painful and go away for a while when I press on them. I haven't had these since birth.?

I have two red spots on my wrist they are not painful and go away for a while when I press on them. I haven't had these since birth.?

Red spots: Haha ~ if a red spot disappears when you press on it means it is made up of tiny blood vessels and thesis called an angioma. Don't pick at them because if you break them open they bleed profusely. If you are concerned see a dermatologist thanks ...Read more

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Red spots on hands, wrists and arm. Help! What could it be?

Red spots on hands, wrists and arm. Help! What could it be?

Need more info: How big are they? Do they itch? How long have you had them? As much as more info may help me help you, though, the best thing for skin problems is to have them looked at. See your doctor, or go to an urgent care if worrisome. ...Read more

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Found red spots on hands, wrists and arm. What could it be help?

Found red spots on hands, wrists and arm. What could it be help?

Tough to say: The computer is not the best palce for diagnosis, especially with rashes. Rashes can be caused by an allergic trigger (something you ate, came in contact with) or a virus or a bacterial infection, etc. See your dr. For a visual inspection of the rash and the proper diagnosis, that way the treatment will be geared to help you best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have some bumpy red spots on both my wrists and other parts of my body for a while now. They are sometimes itchy. What could it be?

I have some bumpy red spots on both my wrists and other parts of my body for a while now. They are sometimes itchy. What could it be?

Allergies: Your symptoms sound like it might represent an allergic dermatitis. It may be from a personal care product, soap, perfume, laundry detergent, fabric softener, or even a food you ate recently. It the rash is really bothersome, see your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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14mnth old woke up with red spots with small white bumps around wrists disappeared soon n later got some on thigh n hand n disappeared quickly what's?

14mnth old woke up with red spots with small white bumps around wrists disappeared soon n later got some on thigh n hand n disappeared quickly what's?

Itchy?: This sounds like hives. Hives are a raised bumpy type of rash that can occur anywhere on the body. They tend to come and go rather quickly and change position throughout the day. ...Read more

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Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

Is this blood clots? I slept on my arm, & noticed swelling, red spots & numbness when I woke. I couldn't move my hand & saw a bulge in my wrist vein.

DVT upper extremity: It could be a blood clot in the superficial or deep veins or both superficial and deep veins and the only way to know is to get a noninvasive scan called a Duplex venous ultrasound. I suggest that you get one as soon as possible. ...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?

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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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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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 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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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

Needs to be seen: Spots, Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit. ...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 have a rash which started on my wrists. It's now spread to my chest, back legs, arms and scalp. It's red like spots which can be itchy.

I have a rash which started on my wrists. It's now spread to my chest, back legs, arms and scalp. It's red like spots which can be itchy.

Need pic:): Best to see a picture...you can use HealthTap to send one if you wish. Best guess without picture is eczema, the result of very dry skin, or contact dermatitis caused by irritation or allergy. Could also be a drug rash if you have taken a new medication. Calamine lotion, OTC strength topical cortisone cream, and OTC diphenhydramine can be tried. If persists, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more