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Dark Red Spots On Lips
I noticed today I have about 3 very tiny dark red spots on middle of top lip. Does not hurt, or itch at all. Isn't a bump. Does this still sound like it could be a cold sore?Should I go get Abreva just in case?
Cold sores: Cold sores are painful blisters that form on or near the lips and inside the mouth. They are caused by an infection with a virus called “herpes simplex virus.” Some studies of topical agents unrelated to acyclovir that are available over the counter in the United States (eg, benzalkonium chloride [Viroxyn], docosanol [Abreva]) have suggested benefit, whereas others have not. ...Read more
Child red spots on lips, none inside mouth or on body. No pain or itching. No fever or sickness. Not scabs or fluid filled. No new foods Not teething?
Sir! I just got some dark red spots on the middle of my fore head.. I don't know if I should be worried..I have never got this before!.Pls let me know..Thank you?
Not enough info: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
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
My son has dark red spots on his upper soft pallet on the inside of his mouth. Is this just part of a normal virus which will go away with time or something more serious?
That depends: First, does he have other symptoms of a virus or sore throat? If not, then it is likely something else. Petechiae (small red spots) on the palate can be caused by several things including: asthma inhaler, sucking or chewing habit, vomiting, Anemia, and sexual abuse. If they don't resolve within a week or worsen he should be seen by his pediatrician. ...Read more
I have dark red spots on the bottom of my mouth under the tongue on the floor of my mouth. Not painful?
Don't wait: The dark spots are most likely blood vessels called varicosities. If spots weren't there before, but now they have been there for a week or so, and not going away, then please see a physician or dentist. The floor of the mouth is a really common area for oral cancer and it is best to definitively determine what the spots are than to wait for something unfortunate. ...Read more
I get thesr dark red spots in my mouth maybe 1 or 2 theb they go away in a day. Been happening for a week. They come and go. What could it be? Cancer?
So these dark red spots I've been getting in my mouth. They come and go. I ate some skittles now I have a red spot and its bleeding? Idk. Inside cheek
Needs evaluation: Anything swollen, discolored, bleeding, out of the ordinary should be examined. 5 most dangerous words in the english language, "maybe it will go away.". ...Read more
I have yellow/green stuff in back of throat every morning for the past week. I had dark red spots on roof of mouth. What is it? No insurance! help!
After month long sore throat w red bumps back of throat i got a mouth sore inside of my cheek. It's dark red w red spots. All happend after sex w man.
I have red spots over my lower lips from insinside they don't hurt at all and one goes just one day then another pops up what that could be?
See your doctor: You should have your lesion evaluated in person by your doctor, so he/she can take a biopsy (or remove it completely) if needed. ...Read more
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
My 1 year old has red spots on her lips, I'm not sure if she bit her lip or if they are sores. They don't bother her at all. What could this be?
Red spots and a few whitish/yellowish crater like spots on the inside of my lips, they are also very red underneath and having a burning sensation?
Oral surgeon: Depends on how long present. If more than a week, see an oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
My brother is 15 years old, its been two days he got red spots on his soft palate and gums, his lips are also dry and a bit swallon, it hurts too.
I keep getting small persistent red spots on my lip line. Sometimes they have small white heads. They don't crust/weep like coldsores. What are they?
Fordyce Spots ?: Fordyce spots are small raised, pale red, yellow-white or skin-colored bumps or spots that appear on the shaft of the penis, the labia, scrotum, or the vermilion border of the lips (the outside red part of the lip). These are benign (not associated with any disease or illness) and represent sebaceous glands. They are only a cosmetic concern. See a board certified dermatologist to have it checked. ...Read more
I have red spots that are irritating on the inside of my mouth mainly the inside on my upper lip and I don't know what it is.
I have 2 red spots on the inner right vagina lip. It has been there for a couple of days. It does not burn or itch. What is it? Should i be worried?
Red spots: Could be many things from minor irritation to std. If not improved in several days see a health practitioner. ...Read more
I get allergy on my whole body. Swelling on buts. Lips. Head skin. Small red spots. I use zyrtec (cetirizine) , fexit and after time its gone. But again happens.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you might be able to find out what is going on. ...Read more
I have small red spots around anus and one on outside of vagina lip they look like bites and itch so bad what could this be
See a gynecologist: Unfortunately without an examination, it's hard to say exactly what this is. I would definitely make an appointment today. Consider whether or not this is related to exposures in your laundry/sheets or maybe it has something to do with sexual practices. Track when they come and go and have a conversation with your MD. ...Read more
My son has red spots on tongue and some type of sore on his lip. And he had Medicaid and has stayed sick so don't want to waste a visit but he's 11mo?
Infection : This could be an infection so I would certainly get him seen by a physician ...Read more
I think have the hives because I have random red spots and swollen lips. Is Claritin good or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) better?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) (Cetitizine): If these are recurrent, see an allergiist for the propper diagnosis and treatment. For otc (over the counter) medication, most allergists prefer zyrtec (cetirizine) because it has more anti-inflamatory properties and lasts 24 hours. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) generally lasts 4 to 6 hours and causes more drowsiness, if the patient gets drowsy on zyrtec they might try Allegra (fexofenadine). ...Read more
I have had a uti. I have 2 red spots on the inner right vagina lip. They have been there a couple of days. It does not burn or itch. What is it?
3 tiny red spots on the inside of my vaginal lips just underneath my clitorous. No white head, is Itchy then when touched are quite sore. What is this?
Needs eval: could be a couple of things, all of which need to be seen to diagnose. ...Read more
Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. No pain no blisters...They are smooth just noticed last night. Almost back to normal today. Is this oral herpes?
Red spots reoccurring inside cheek, blood blisters appear instantly after biting it. Also a red spot has been permanent for a few months on outer lip?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
After oral, red spots and white on the back of throat, lips seems a little swollen/tingly/chapped? Throat doesn't hurt but I feel it when I swallow
For 6 months I have had red spots on my chin and around my eyes and eye lids also on my upper lip and in the crease of my neck. It gets dry and flaky?
Hi doctor. Every time I use Nair to remove facial hair (upper lip) it burns/stings a lot and it gets red spots for the whole day. Is it normal?
It seems..: It seems your skin is sensitive to this product. I would try an alternative to this one. If not better or rash gets worse please consult your doctor for a formal exam, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Post oral sex red spots and white marks in back of throat, not painful but I feel it when I swallow; lips seem swollen/tingly/chapped. Any idea?
Throat: May be from minor trauma but would gargle with salt water and have it cultured ti be sure ...Read more