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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more


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Were do itchy dry red spots come from on your legs?

Were do itchy dry red spots come from on your legs?

Could be contact: Dermatitis, an allergic reaction to something that your leg touches. Or it could be a fungus infection, such as ringworm. Tough to say without looking at it. For contact dermatitis, try Hydrocortisone cream. For fungal infection, try Clotrimazole cream. If these fail, time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been noticing red spots on my legs.As the week gone on amount of spots increased.They're are non itchy and dry.There are few spots on my stomach?

I've been noticing red spots on my legs.As the week gone on amount of spots increased.They're are non itchy and dry.There are few spots on my stomach?

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have some sort of dermatitis. Play detective and ask yourself if you changed anything lately, ..Soaps, detergent, etc? Get an examination, as skin dermatitis can really not be diagnosed over the computer and needs a visual examination and exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters  started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician.If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment.In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, i get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

I got dry and itchy skin during winter. Now, i get red itchy spot on my skin, but only a few on arm, leg and my body. What is the diagnosis?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside, not just outside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. Check with a dermatologist for a diagnosis. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?

This could be: folliculitis.. they appear as bumps on the inner thighs at the pores from clogged hair ducts and then dry up and scab. but are not spread all over the body.The other possibility is allergy as that coul dbe all over the body ...Read more

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Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Have them seen...: Make an appointment to see your doctor. Without seeing the area of concern, it is impossible to give advice that is useful. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots on legs not itchy ?

Not sure?: Could be small capillary hemangiomas. Could be 'broken' vessels (spider veins). I would recommend an evaluation by your physician and/or a referral to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What are small red spots on legs that are not itchy?

What are small red spots on legs that are not itchy?

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.

I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.

Itchy spots: Insect bites are a possibility(chiggers, bed bugs). Another is an allergic reaction to something that has come in contact with your legs but not the rest of your body. Have you walked near poison ivy or poison oak? Observe for any clues and you could take an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin which is non drowsy. See your physician or a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more

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I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?

Hard to say: Without looking . How long have you had them? Any other signs and symptoms?Would take pictures for documentation . Since you don't have any other signs and symptoms, would just observe for now . For all you know , it will resolve in time! of course, if things changed, do please schedule an appointment with your physician. In meantime , monitor with pictures and date them! ...Read more

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I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month.. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month.. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

Dermatitis: This simply means inflammation of the skin, which you certainly have. This needs to be seen and examined for a correct diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have about 20 spots of varying size all over my legs. They look similar to hickeys but red and are not itchy at all. Looks like Schaumburgs?

Hi I have about 20 spots of varying size all over my legs. They look similar to hickeys but red and are not itchy at all. Looks like Schaumburgs?

Spots on leg: Also consider erythema nodosum or sarcoid or even lyme disease. Erythema nodosum is associated with recent strep infection, mycoplasma, mononucleosis, cat scratch disease or inflammatory conditions like sarcoid, Behcet's or bowel disease, rarely lymphomas/carcinoid, pancreas. Check for lyme, strep, resolves in 3-6 weeks and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more