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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.

INFECTION: Quarter size red spot overlying a pea size hard mass (lymph node swelling) is probably an active infection if there is associated pain and fever. If not, may be the lymph node swelling is a result of prior infection of nearby area. If doesn't resolve in a week or two or getting worse, see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have redness on the bridge of my nose and also about 4 or 5 red spot size blotches on one cheek which sometimes fade and sometimes glow red? Help

I have redness on the bridge of my nose and also about 4 or 5 red spot size blotches on one cheek which sometimes fade and sometimes glow red? Help

Facial redness?: See your primary doctor or a dermatologist, who should be able to ask you detailed questions and examine you to help diagnose and prescribe the best treatment to help improve or resolve the signs and symptoms you are describing. Topical cream and/or laser or light treatment(s) as well as behavioral/ dietary modification may be part of your treatment plan. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had a red spot size of a dime used hydroquinone to lighten it up didny really work but now I have white spots around it how can I even it up?

Had a red spot size of a dime used hydroquinone to lighten it up didny really work but now I have white spots around it how can I even it up?

Hypopigmentation: When irritation and inflammation has subsided, pigment may have been lost from the skin if the pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) are damaged or destroyed. This is called postinflammatory hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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My 1year old son has a dime size red spot that's kind of like a blister on both of his heels and around the bottom of his big toes.?

My 1year old son has a dime size red spot that's kind of like a blister on both of his heels and around the bottom of his big toes.?

Viral: This could be an indication for a viral infection. I would take him to a dermatologist or a podiatrist for an examination, which may require a biopsy to confirm the dx. ...Read more

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