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Doctor insights on: I Have A Silver Dollar Size Round Red Mark That Just Appeared 2 Months Ago Now It Has A Red Raised Type Nipple In The Center What Is It Could I Be

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I have a silver dollar size round red mark that just appeared 2 months ago. Now it has a red raised type nipple in the center. What is it? Could I be 

I have a silver dollar size round red mark that just appeared 2 months ago. Now it has a red raised type nipple in the center. What is it? Could I be 

Vascular?: This needs to be seen and possibly biopsied, the description is inadequate. It is best not to delay since it is changing and may be abnormal. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...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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I have an oblong red spot on my upper chest and on shoulder. Both red, slightly raised no itch. Hydrocortisone cream not helping. 1/4inch. Dr needed?

I have an oblong red spot on my upper chest and on shoulder. Both red, slightly raised no itch. Hydrocortisone cream not helping. 1/4inch. Dr needed?

Needs to be checked: Yes it needs to be checked as we can not say what it can be without getting detailed history and physical exam with naked eye. It can be caused by many conditions like allergy, insect bites, fungal infection or another infection etc.
So get it checked if you have cocern about it. ...Read more

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I have a red spot the size of a quarter on my back. It is raised around the edges and white in the center. It don't itch nor does it hurt.?

I have a red spot the size of a quarter on my back. It is raised around the edges and white in the center. It don't itch nor does it hurt.?

Ringworm: The description of your spot fits typical signs of " ringworm". It is caused by a fungus and can get worse if not treated. You can use over the counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for few days. If not better after 5-7 days, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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5 month old baby has a circular red spot about the size of a pea on his chest for about 4 days. Not getting larger or fading. Should it be reviewed?

5 month old baby has a circular red spot about the size of a pea on his chest for about 4 days. Not getting larger or fading. Should it be reviewed?

Red mark: Is it flat or raised, does it fade with pressure? It could be a hemangioma flat or strawberry, they are benign vacular skin conditions, flat hemangiona fade away with time, strawberry hemangioma tend to get bigger then they start to shrink. It is best if you show it to your pediatrician during the next well visit. It can also be an insect bite, or pressure mark from a button or a snap. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now?

I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now?

Probably Baby Bite: Female, no age stated says, I have a small red spot in my areola below my nipple, It is very sore and haven't produced any milk for 6 weeks now. Does not state if she was breast Feeding but that is implied by 'no milk for 6 weeks' Red spot probably due to Suckling baby bite or over enthusiastic suction. Since it has lasted this long best see MD for examination and proper treatment ww/o Antibiotics ...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.

Get eval: Always best to get lesions checked out, as your description of the area does not make any probable diagnoses "pop-up." and lesions are almost impossible to DX over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old hit her head on metal table. It was raised for a bit, now just a red mark. She cried for 30 secs & is now Acting fine. Do we need to see dr?

My 1 yr old hit her head on metal table. It was raised for a bit, now just a red mark. She cried for 30 secs & is now Acting fine. Do we need to see dr?

No: If this didn't involve a fall from a height and there was no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, her behaviour is normal and she has no current pain; she can be observed at home. If you have any of the above concerns; she should be assessed. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized red mark attached to my areola and is sensitive to the touch. It is slightly raised and wondering what it could be.

Get it checked out: There are multiple causes. Raised and red could be a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, or an inflammatory reaction. Best to get it checked out. Be well. ...Read more

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What would red spot be on arm. Not raised in any way, doesn't hurt or itch. About 1/4 inch round had it for at least a year?

What would red spot be on arm. Not raised in any way, doesn't hurt or itch. About 1/4 inch round had it for at least a year?

See your doctor: It is really hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. I would recommend discussing it with your physician at your next visit. ...Read more

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I've had a circular red mark on my abdomen for the past few weeks. Not painful, itchy or raised but it appears to be growing. Any ideas?

I've had a circular red mark on my abdomen for the past few weeks. Not painful, itchy or raised but it appears to be growing. Any ideas?

See doctor.: Circular red rashes can be several different things, from ringworm to nummular eczema, to something more serious like the bullseye rash of Lyme disease. Need to be seen to get more history and an exam for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a dime sized red mark on the side of neck. It's kind of raised along the edges. A little itchy. Started like a pimple. Been there for 2 weeks?

I have a dime sized red mark on the side of neck. It's kind of raised along the edges. A little itchy. Started like a pimple. Been there for 2 weeks?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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About 2 weeks ago, a pencil-eraser sized red spot appeared on my top lip. It is not really raised, what is it?

About 2 weeks ago, a pencil-eraser sized red spot appeared on my top lip. It is not really raised, what is it?

? cold sore: Lesions are generally imposible to diagnose over the computer, so I recommend you see a dr. For an exam. One possiblitiy is surely a cold sore for an educated guess. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy done in May on a mole and it was benign & left a Indent now I have a raised red spot that's hard & itches frequently. Is this normal?

I had a biopsy done in May on a mole and it was benign & left a Indent now I have a raised red spot that's hard & itches frequently. Is this normal?

Hypertrophic scar: This is an overgrown scar that can itch. See your doctor who performed the procedure. A cortisone injection done monthly for 1-3 months, will probably help. This does not get into your bloodstream, since it is given into the scar. This is known as an intralesional injection. ...Read more

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Red spot on abdomen grew to dark red patch that was sore but now raised, smooth appx 2 inch. Second spot now appeared. Had erisypelas on face last yr?

Assuming it is: The same diagnosis, antibiotics such as penicillin are used to get rid of the infection. In severe cases, antibiotics may need to be given through an IV (intravenous line).

People who have repeated episodes of erysipelas may need long-term antibiotics. But see a dermatologist first! ...Read more

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I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

Tinea corporis: Tine a corporis is a common fungal skin problem which is easily treated with prescription medicine (cream or lotion). I would visit with your primary care physician to obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on stomach and chest for 3-4 days now... 2% hydrocortisone isn't working and rash is slightly raised and red?

Itchy rash on stomach and chest for 3-4 days now... 2% hydrocortisone isn't working and rash is slightly raised and red?

Rash: Hard to say without a photo. It can be a reaction to something external, that is an allergy or a manifestation of an internal process. Some rashes may be associated with viruses and other infections. It would be best to have your doctor take a look. ...Read more