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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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Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Rash on back. No bumps but red spots. No itch or burn. Hasn't been spreading. Faded when I wake up but back by end of day. Not sure what to do.

Options: You might be reacting to the sheets you are sleeping on. You also might have blocked sweat glands which become inflamed. Changing detergents might help ...Read more

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I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

I have red spots on my chest an back also white spots on face an trunk?

Spots: Spots, skin lesions, rashes etc. Are all unfortunately impossible to diagnose over the computer. It certainly sounds like you have some definite skin conditions that need evaluating, diagnosing, and treating. "Spots" can sometime be a type of Tinea Versicolor, but as stated, you need an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Rash on back. Red flat circles/spots/patches. Doesn't itch or burn. Wondering what's wrong and how to treat it?

Rash on back. Red flat circles/spots/patches. Doesn't itch or burn. Wondering what's wrong and how to treat it?

Dermatologist: A physician or dermatologist would have to inspect your back in order to make a diagnosis. A common cause of this type of rash is a chronic fungus infection called tinea versicola which, if present, requires specific treatment with an antifungal cream. ...Read more

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I have these red spots on my chest and back only and don't really itch. .. There look like there peeling in the middle. .. What can it be?

I have these red spots on my chest and back only and don't really itch. .. There look like there peeling in the middle. .. What can it be?

Skin rash: Skin rashes are difficult to be diagnosed. You might have hives, or tinea versicolor. After a while if they are still there then see your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when I scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning?

I have red spots on my legs, hands, and back, it occurs itches when I scratch, it is pinching me up to scratch again n again, it had happened this morning?

Could be hives: Hives can come up very quickly, especially when you scratch. But there are many other causes of "red spots" - without more information it's hard to narrow it down. Your best option is to let a dermatologist look at them and tell you for sure what is going on. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my throat- its a bit difficult when I swallow food.

I have red spots at the back of my throat- its a bit difficult when I swallow food.

Fever?: If you have no fever then it is likely a viral infection. If you develop a fever, headache, abdominal pain or rash then you should be checked for strep throat. ...Read more

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I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

I have red spots at the back of my mouth my throat has being irrated a while now but not over painful just rough?

Need examination: Impossible to offer you a precise diagnosis, or for that matter appropriate treatment, without a physical examination and a complete medical history from you to identify risks, exposures, pre-existing issues, duration of symptoms, etc. Go see your doctor please. ...Read more

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I have red spots on the back of my throat and I've had a sore throat on and off for two weeks, along with unusual tiredness. What might be wrong?

I have red spots on the back of my throat and I've had a sore throat on and off for two weeks, along with unusual tiredness. What might be wrong?

Pharyngitis: *most likely scenarios
1.Strep pharyngitis
2.Mononucleosis
3.Candida pharyngitis
*there are other less common infections which might be of some concern if you are sexually active or if you're immune compromised.
*some noninfectious conditions might also be present. But these are less common.
You should see your pcp for a complete history and physical. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could this be? I have red spots all over my arms, upper back; chest, breasts, shoulders and stomach. They almost look like bites but there are a ton of them, and the itch very badly. I have had hives before and this doesn't look like it is the same

What could this be? I have red spots all over my arms, upper back; chest, breasts, shoulders and stomach. They almost look like bites but there are a ton of them, and the itch very badly. I have had hives before and this doesn't look like it is the same

There: There are many possibilities including a drug rash, a viral exanthem, scabies, eczema, bites, psoriasis, and many others. Hard to tell without a picture, unfortunately. I would recommend you consider seeing a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment options. There is a picture of scabies on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on my arms, back, neck, stomach and chest. Some of them look like a mosquito bite.

I have red itchy spots on my arms, back, neck, stomach and chest. Some of them look like a mosquito bite.

Red itchy spots: Assuming recent onset a biting insect may well be responsible, more history information and a visual assessment would help in diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing rash on back. The following also describe me: Skin rash and Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

Details: It is hard enough to diagnose a skin condition even with an exam, it is impossible to provide a guess when there is so little information. We need to know the duration, the appearance, the character (itching, burning etc) of the rash. We also need to know what kind of medications or supplements you are on. Can you provide us with these info.? ...Read more

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2yo mild fever & next day rash on back. It went away then went on cheek and now seems to disappear then appear new spot Dots on mouth too what is it?

2yo mild fever & next day rash on back. It went away then went on cheek and now seems to disappear then appear new spot Dots on mouth too what is it?

Rash description is: Too general, and if it moves from one location to another in less than a day, may be hives or heat rash. Lesions in the mouth are often found with a coxsackie virus referred to as "hand -foot-mouth" virus, but then there are lesions on hands and feet as well. If rash looks like a sunburn on chest, axilla and groin, it could be strep and child should be seen. Othewise, OK to observe a few days. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

I am experiencing rash on back and buttock rash. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Skin rash. What Could cause this? They look like big bites but they are on the top of my butt my side and right under one of my breast

Folliculitis?: A common cause of raised bumpy red irritated rash is folliculitis - may be made worse by prolonged exposure to moist clothes. You may want to see a doctor (or do a virtual consult with good pictures of the rash) to get a diagnosis for what is causing your rash. ...Read more

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What could possibly cause sudden intense itching of palms of hands, feet, redness around mouth, and rash on back and stomach within 30 minutes?

Itchying and rash: This sounds like an allergy to something - perhaps you ate something that you have an allergy to. Have you taken a Bendaryl or called or seen a doctor? ...Read more