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Doctor insights on: Dry Red Spots On Legs

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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

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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I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?

I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?

Close shave!: Two months ago, your razor blade apparently cut too deeply into the skin and cut some of the tiny capillaries underneath. When these capillaries clotted, they left behind tiny scabs. Technically, petechiae result from capillaries that rupture and bleed under the skin, so they don't form scabs.. But you're close! ...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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I have little red spots on legs, what is it?

I have little red spots on legs, what is it?

Please clarify: Using the words "red spots' is probably using the most ambiguous possible terms to ask for help. Can you be a bit more specific or give more of your story. What has happened recently? Where and when did these appear? What do they look like? ...Read more

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What could these spreading red spots on legs and feet be?

What could these spreading red spots on legs and feet be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots on legs not itchy ?

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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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

What can cause red spots on legs and arms?

Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.

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Small isolated red spots on legs and arms covered completely by dead skin which can be peeled off. no itch or increase in size. what is it?

Small  isolated red spots on legs and arms covered completely by dead skin which can be peeled off. no itch or increase in size. what is it?

Can't tell: Even with a direct exam, it is difficult to tell what may be causing the red spots which peel. One possibility would be a drug reaction. If the problem persists, consult a skin doctor since it may also be a sign of another disease condition. ...Read more

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Small red spots on legs and stomach with tiny whiteheads?

Small red spots on legs and stomach with tiny whiteheads?

Rash: with what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doctor, we must see and feel the rash to really be able to diagnose and treat. Best to see your health care provider to check this rash. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Red spots on legs and those are under the skin and similar on the finger too .This happened after a viral fever ...Do I have to worry?

Red spots on legs and those are under the skin and similar on the finger too .This happened after a viral fever ...Do I have to worry?

No unless feel sick: Most viral rash self limiting and get better.However, sometimes rash could be an indication of serious life threatening infection, in that case patient usually feels sick. If rash persist or get worse or makes sick should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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/18 yr old female was on 50-2mg per day since 7/10 off now been 2 wks. Has red spots on legs spots are swollen. Any ideas treated for ulcerative colitis with meds

/18 yr old female was on 50-2mg per day since 7/10 off now been 2 wks. Has red spots on legs spots are swollen. Any ideas treated for ulcerative colitis with meds

Erythema nodosum: This sounds like erythema nodosum, which is a skin condition associated with uc. You need to start by showing this to your gastroenterologist. They may try to manage this on their own or may refer to a dermatologist. The best way to manage this is to increase or change your uc meds. However you really need to involve your docs! ...Read more

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15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but theres no change and no signs of blistering ?

Not chicken pox: Not the picture, as for the rash, one cannot judge unless seen, also are there other symptoms? If in doubt, you may want to see your child's doctor, take care ...Read more

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Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more