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I have a bunch of red spots on my chest like zits they itch a little but hert to what kind of cream do I use?

I have a bunch of red spots on my chest like zits they itch a little but hert to what kind of cream do I use?

May need antibiotics: Little red dots that look like acne, occurring on the chest, can be acne if the person usually has chest acne. If the person usually has no rash there, then the spots are more likely infected skin pores, oil glands, hair follicles, etc... If quite mild, over-the-counter antibiotic (like neosporin) cream can be tried. If the rash is big and/or growing, the doctor may use stronger antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A very common skin condition that starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the ...Read more


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I feel my face dry all the time. Sometimes itches and red spots appear, even without being washed or in contact with face creams. What can I do?

I feel my face dry all the time. Sometimes itches and red spots appear, even without being washed or in contact with face creams. What can I do?

Rosacea?: If the rash does not cross the bridge of the nose and you tend to flush a lot, the rosacea is the likely cause. Often a Rx antibiotic cream may help but oral antibiotic may also be needed. Talk to your doctor or consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My left breast has red spots kinda like whelps right above the areola and it itches really bad. What could this be?

My left breast has red spots kinda like whelps right above the areola and it itches really bad. What could this be?

Itchy Breast: Paget's disease of the nipple is a rare form of breast cancer and on the surface, has the same symptoms of nipple eczema: crusty, scaling rash with the sensation of burning and itchiness. It usually occurs on just one nipple, so if the rash on just one nipple persists, it is best to get a thorough exam for the peace of mind. I usually time it with my annual gynecology exam. ...Read more

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I have a dark red spot on my breast which itches at times and if pushed, is sore. It appeared 20 days ago and has not spred. I was prescribed amoxicillin, and applied muprirocin no changes. Now 2 days using steroid cream and it seems worse. Ibc?

I have a dark red spot on my breast which itches at times and if pushed, is sore. It appeared 20 days ago and has not spred.  I was prescribed amoxicillin, and applied muprirocin no changes.  Now 2 days using steroid cream and it seems worse. Ibc?

Stop steroid!: If it is worse after using the steroid, it is either a yeast infection, or a bacterial infection that is worsening. I suspect yeast, because antibiotics did not help. But I can't say that for sure, and you need to call your doctor today and ask what to do, since your doctor examined the rash, and I have not. If you have fever, rapidly increasing pain, warmth, or red streaks, get seen STAT. ...Read more

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I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

I have tiny little red spots and whiteheads on my face and chest. Mildly itchy but not painful. Had acne, this not it. Allergy? Or serious?

Multiple possibility: Multiple conditions like folliculitis, pseudomonal folliculitis, acne, miliaria, among others can create lesions like these. ...Read more

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My scalp started itching. I developed red spots and pimples. It has now turned into sores and it bleeds. What can I use to help.me get rid if it?

My scalp started itching. I developed red spots and pimples. It has now turned into sores and it bleeds. What can I use to help.me get rid if it?

You need to make: a diagnosis of the problem before recommendations can be made for treatment. See a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a few red spots on my chest, and now they are turning dark brown and the spots are speeding all over my chest. I am not itching or irritated.?

I have a few red spots on my chest, and now they are turning dark brown and the spots are speeding all over my chest. I am not itching or irritated.?

Many possibilities: If it's symmetrical it likely has an internal cause, such as eczema or a virus. If not symmetrical it more likely has an external cause, such as an allergy to something you have contacted. Try an otc Hydrocortisone cream, and if that does not help see your doctor or a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and more specific treatment. ...Read more

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Do you advise using bleaching creams to treat dark red spots from acne while on accutane?

Do you advise using bleaching creams to treat dark red spots from acne while on accutane?

Red Spots: Bleaching creams are used to treat brown spots not red spots. You could use Mederma or kelocote both of them are over the counter. ...Read more

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After using hair remover cream, my leg and thigh skin has irritation and itching, and some red spots are appeared. How it can be treated?

After using hair remover cream, my leg and thigh skin has irritation and itching, and some red spots are appeared. How it can be treated?

Hair removal: All depilatories, or hair removal creams are irritating. If they give you a rash, you should probably not use them. Otc cortisone can help to reduce redness. ...Read more

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The Best acne fighting combination? Please in need of help for red spots too I have panoxyl 4 cream wash and clyndamicin antibiotic anythin else i cud use

The Best acne fighting combination? Please in need of help for red spots too I have panoxyl 4 cream wash and clyndamicin antibiotic anythin else i cud use

Epiduo: Epiduo is absolutely the best combintion product on the market- treats acne bumps already present and prevents the formation of new bumps- usually takes about 4-6 weeks- must continue to use after face clears to prevent recurrence of acne. Follow up at your doctor in 6 weeks if your face is still not clear of bumps. The acne scars will fade over time once new lesions stop occurring. ...Read more

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Hi. Drs, i h done CT thorax with IV contrast and now red spots with itching spreads all over my body. Is it becz of the injection.?

Hi. Drs, i h done CT thorax with IV contrast and now red spots with itching spreads all over my body. Is it becz of the injection.?

Probably: This sounds like a typical reaction to IV contrast. In the future should you need an IV contrast requiring study, notify your doctors so they can give you pre-medication to prevent the symptoms. If you develop wheezing or shortness of breath, you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

Eczema or ringworm?: Dry and itchy spot is probably eczema. You could try 1% Hydrocortisone cream otc for a week. If that does not help then a topical antifungal for 2 weeks could help with ring worm. If neither don't work then a trip to your doctor id warrented. ...Read more

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A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches. Hydrocortisone cream helps. Bump lasts a couple of wks. It returns in same spot?

A small recurring red raised bump on inside of my wrist. It itches.  Hydrocortisone cream helps.  Bump lasts a couple of wks.  It returns in same spot?

Contact allergy: This suggest that the area is still exposed to a contact allergen such as the metal in the watch band or bracelet. The only treatment is avoidance. Another possibility is what we called nummular eczema which may be treated with a cortisone shot injected into the site. See dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

Pimple or ingrown: Hair suppose not to itch mainly at night. It could be also scabies or herpes. This need to be looked at. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest and pimples. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation. It will not go away.?

I am experiencing rash on chest and pimples. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation. It will not go away.?

Skin changes: Do you experience the same on your face? Aggravation with spicy foods, exercise, stress, alcohol, caffeine intake? I am wondering here about rosacea. Is this a new rash for you? Are you able to upload a photo? ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples and rash on chest. The following also describe me: Blackheads, Rash on face, Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Stress. What should I do?

I am experiencing pimples and rash on chest. The following also describe me: Blackheads, Rash on face, Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Stress. What should I do?

See below: You may consult this site for home treatment of acne:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Small dot red rash between my breast that itches. I get pimples there when i sweat but never anything like this. It also got a lil crust after itching?

Small dot red rash between my breast that itches. I get pimples there when i sweat but never anything like this. It also got a lil crust after itching?

Yeast infection?: Yeast loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places on your body. It could be a yeast infection. A staph infection is another possibility. You could try treating it with a yeast-cream. If it doesn't go away, you might need an antibacterial ointment such as Mupirocin (Need a prescription). Ultimately, if it doesn't go away, its best to have a doc look at it and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Red rash on chest and back. Not like acne. What should I put on it?

I don't know: Without more information, we can't recommend a specific treatment. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red acne on chest that itches?

What to do if I have red acne on chest that itches?

Manage it: Acne on the trunk usually requires both a topical such as benzoyl peroxide and systemic Rx suc has an antibiotic for at least a while. If it itches, you may be allergic to the bacteria -- or it may be someting other than acne. Dermatitis herpetiformis can do this. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However, it could be other entities I would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

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7 year old girl, red spot on cheek, no itching, size of zit, has been present for 5 days and no changes. What could this be?

7 year old girl, red spot on cheek, no itching, size of zit, has been present for 5 days and no changes.  What could this be?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Can you feel the spot? Is it crusted? Ever have it before? Since the area is now raising concern, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine. Then specific treatment could be discussed with more accuracy. Pimples, especially if increasing, in 7-yr-old poses bothersome questions... ...Read more

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I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

I have a rash of red spots on the back of my right wrist that rarely itches. It's been there for several years and has pretty much stayed the same?

Could be anything...: Could be anything from a fungal infection to any one of several skin tumors. Only a dermatologist can tell you exactly what it is after a direct examination, and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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My skin itches whenever I play sports like basketball even when exposed to sun, red spots appear in my skin and itches. Please help me. Thanks!

My skin itches whenever I play sports like basketball even when exposed to sun, red spots appear in my skin and itches. Please help me. Thanks!

Conditioning: It is usually felt to be a histamine response. In my experience, it seems to happen to people who do not exercise regularly. So regular exercise and conditioning and doing a good warm up before playing can sometimes help. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I have a blood-red colored spot in the center of my chest, two inches above my nipples about 3/8 of an inch round the area itches

I have a blood-red colored spot in the center of my chest, two inches above my nipples about 3/8 of an inch round the area itches

This : This could be a cherry angioma, irritated nevus, psoriatic patch, etc. There are multiple possibilities. The only way to be sure is to have it checked out by your doctor or dermatologist.
You may even need a biopsy if the doctor deems it necessary. If the itching bothers you try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed.
Best of luck. ...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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more