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Dark Red Spot On Skin
I had a callus at the top of my foot, it was tough skin and kind of dark. Started apllying corn and callus remover, now its gone but theres a red spot?
Irritation: It is likely that the redness you see is residual irritation from the corn/callus remover. Protect the skin from the sun. Apply a moisturizer and Hydrocortisone and with some time the redness should fade. Should it persist beyond a few weeks seek the advice of a board certified dermatologist in your area. ...Read more
I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?
Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
My 3 year old has 1 dark red spot on the top of her mouth. No swelling or redness anywhere else. No fever. Just noticed it today. What could this be?
Too early to tell: One red spot of one day's duration wld be very hard to diagnose esp in the absence of other symptoms. Best weld be to observe her for a few days and if new spots develop or other signs and symptoms develop take her to her pediatrician or a dermatologist.. If u r very worried u can do so now. ...Read more
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more