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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch what could it be?

Almost anything: It could be an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin, or an irritant (non-allergic) reaction, or a fungal infection (ringworm), or any number of other things. A dermatologist needs to see it in person to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch, what could it be?

Flat red spot on my face looks like a reddish skin patch, what could it be?

Needs to be seen: This could be a precancer (actinic keratosis), a full blown skin cancer, eczema, a boil, or many other possibilities. It should be evaluated by a healthcare professional if lasting more than a week. ...Read more

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I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say without exam. The oral mucosa heals rapidly after insult or trauma. It lesion persists after another week, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for evaluation. ...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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I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?

I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?

No way to know: Without being able to visualize this and obtain further history any comment would be nothing but a guess. You need to show this to a doctor and be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describe her: Skin redness or irritation and Painful skin. What should she do? I also have a picture of the red spot if I'm able to send it

My Daughter is experiencing  flaking skin on scalp. The following also describe her: Skin redness or irritation and Painful skin. What should she do? I also have a picture of the red spot if I'm able to send it

SeborrhicDermatitis?: From your description it seems your daughter may have Seborrhic Dermatitis a skin condition that affects the scalp.It needs to be properly diagnosed and appropriatelytreated as it is a chronic condition and needs proper treatment.It may be be some other skin condition.Consult her doctor or a Dermatologist.How old is your daughter? ...Read more

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Red spot on skin what does it mean?

Red spot on skin what does it mean?

There are so many: causes of red spots, you need to see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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Red spot on skin what does it indicate?

Red spot on skin what does it indicate?

Numerous causes: A doctor would need to examine the spot in in order to try to diagnose it. ...Read more

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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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Red spot on skin indicate a pinched nerve?

Red spot on skin indicate a pinched nerve?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve does not usually develop a red spot on the skin so likely not related. ...Read more

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Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral(also tiny)?

Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have  2 others on left pectoral(also tiny)?

Not to worry: This sounds like what are called cherry hemangiomas. These are little gifts that you get from one or both of your parents. They are simply made up of hundreds of small blood vessels. These growths never turn bad. You will continue to get more as you get older. They are very easily treated with a laser without leaving any marks. ...Read more

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7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?

7 year old son has red spot on skin under eye, says feels like somthing in it, rubs a lot bit swollen?

Red skin: 7 years is a little old for a capillary hemanioma, do his eye seem to be red all the time, molluscum contagiousum is also possible. I would have to see a picture of this to make sure. ...Read more

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Dermatological problemsingle red spot/blemish on skin for 9 months now. Help please!?

See your doctor: You may need a biopsy for a red spot that has not gone away or just an identifying diagnosis such as a telengectasia, spider vein or scar from a previous blemish. ...Read more

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Red spot on my penis head what is it?

Red spot on my penis head what is it?

See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Sudden red spot on my back, skin is raised but not itchy?

Sudden red spot on my back, skin is raised but not itchy?

See a dermatologist: Dermatology, or the examination of skin is predominantly visual. There are many diagnoses that can be a red mark on the skin. Often times if it is not clear clinically the dermatologist will take a biopsy to aid in the diagnosis. Therefore, it is important to have that lesion examined. ...Read more

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Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?

Bug bite: If it is itchy, then probably it is not infected. If it is painful, then it could be infected or could be a spider bite, either way see a doctor. ...Read more

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Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head. .. Just today. Should i worry? Maybe bit myself?

Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am.  Only one.  Very small like a larger pin head. .. Just today. Should i worry? Maybe bit myself?

May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly, in a few days. If the area does not heal in 2 weeks, or gets bigger and more painful, it is time to see a dentist and have it checked. ...Read more

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