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Doctor insights on: Itchy Red Spots On Arms And Legs

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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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There are red spots all over stomach, back, arms and legs. Its not itchy and smooth to touch. Not irritating either. What could it be?

Rash: Since it does not itch there is diminished concern for scabies. Consider lichen planus or pitaryasis rosea (pr), thought to be viral. Both are usually self limiting. ...Read more

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I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?

I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head - what's going on?

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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All of a sudden I've brocken out in red itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back & head. Possible causes?

Get it evaluated: It is impossible to answer without be able to see the rash. Let your primary care doctor or a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots appear on legs of my mom if she stands for little longer. What it could be, which specialist should we see.

Itchy red spots appear on legs of my mom if she stands for little longer. What it could be, which specialist should we see.

Varicose veins: Wonder if she has varicosities causing red, itchy spots that are worse when she is standing. She may need to see a vascular specialist if that's the case. If no varicosities are present, may get initial exam by family doc and/or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more