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My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

My 3 year old daughter has had a itchy rash on the bottoms of her feet for over a week. Now it's on the palms of her hands. It's flat red spots.

Many Diagnoses: It is hard to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to actually see it. I recommend taking her to see a dermatologist so that they can help your daughter get rid of it. Hope this helped :]. ...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


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Flat itchy red spots that flare up every once in a while., not on hands, feet, or genitals. Anti-fungal meds didn't work. Changed soap, etc., ?

Flat itchy red spots that flare up every once in a while., not on hands, feet, or genitals. Anti-fungal meds didn't work. Changed soap, etc., ?

Nondiagnostic: Without seeing the eruption one would be hard pressed to make a diagnosis. Have your physician or a dermatologist examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots near my ankles. I also have them on my hands but there not itchy. What is it?

I have itchy red spots near my ankles. I also have them on my hands but there not itchy. What is it?

Chilblains: Could possibly be chilblain. A chilblain is a small, red swelling on the skin which can be very itchy and gradually becomes very painful. Here's a link to the mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/chilblains/ds01091. Hope that helped! Please vote me up if you can, thanks and good luck! ...Read more

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I have small, itchy red spots over my legs, arms and hands. Burns when touched. Texa pills nor honey ointment or antihistamine ointment helps.

I have small, itchy red spots over my legs, arms and hands. Burns when touched. Texa pills nor honey ointment or antihistamine ointment helps.

See doctor: It is always of concern when a skin rash burns and thus you will need to consult your doctor or even a dermatologist to find out. ...Read more

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Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis, or inflammation in the skin can cause this pattern. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can do this, and the rash associated with gluten allergy (celiac sprue) called dermatitis herpetiformis can also do this. Hives can present similarly as well. Erythema multiforme is rare, but can appear this way and eventually makes little "target" lesions. A dermatologist should be able to diagnose you. ...Read more

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Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. They started at the base of my wrist and has spread. Now it's all over. What could it?

Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. They started at the base of my wrist and has spread. Now it's all over. What could it?

A rash for 4 months: What are you waiting for? See a DR if you can. Is cost an issue? If it is, find a free clinic. Your description lacks enough detail for any kind of guess. ...Read more

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My mom has black spots that are flakey and itchy on the bottom of her feet. What could that be? Also her hands are itchy&rash like.

My mom has black spots that are flakey and itchy on the bottom of her feet. What could that be? Also her hands are itchy&rash like.

Unknown: Skin problems are very hard to diagnose with just a few words such as black, flakey and itchy. The best diagnosis is a biopsy. I would recommend seeing a dermatogist for the best diagnosis and treatment option. ...Read more

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My daughter has a fever, white spots on her tonsils bad breath a very itchy rash everywhere but worse on the soles of her feet and hands what is this?

My daughter has a fever, white spots on her tonsils bad breath a very itchy rash everywhere but worse on the soles of her feet and hands what is this?

See your doctor: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat may be an indication that your daughter has strep throat. It's caused by group a strep. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

The remedy will: Depend on the cause. In -person medical evaluation is the best way to determine cause. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on tummy, remedy?

I have itchy red spots on tummy, remedy?

Depends on cause.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My molluscum bump started oozing in the shower. I put alcohol and a bandaid on it. Now I have itchy red spots near it. Did it spread?

My molluscum bump started oozing in the shower. I put alcohol and a bandaid on it. Now I have itchy red spots near it. Did it spread?

Possible: People with this skin disease can cause the bumps to spread to different parts of their body. This is called autoinoculation. Such spread can occur by touching or scratching a bump and then touching another part of the body ...Read more

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I have big itchy red spots on both of my breast. Had it for a few months now and they won't go away. What can I use to make it go away?

I have big itchy red spots on both of my breast. Had it for a few months now and they won't go away. What can I use to make it go away?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I was playing with my dog and holding him after a while I got these itchy red spots on my neck and face and they are still here after a day?

I was playing with my dog and holding him after a while I got these itchy red spots on my neck and face and they are still here after a day?

Dog and fleas: Texan F I was playing with my dog and holding him after a while I got these itchy red spots on my neck and face and they are still here after a day? ANS: my first bet would be fleas. Get a flea comb and see if you can find any on your dog. Get him a flea collar. ...Read more

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I am a lifeguard and so my arms are exposed to the sun (I use a high SPF and reapply) but my arms are a tad by burnt with tiny itchy red spots?

I am a lifeguard and so my arms are exposed to the sun (I use a high SPF and reapply) but my arms are a tad by burnt with tiny itchy red spots?

Cover arms: The best way to prevent sun burn is to cover your skin. Sunscreen can easily be washed off, even if it is "waterproof". Look this product "Dolfin Guard Female L/S Rashguard" or something like it. This has a constant SPF of 50. You can use this while swimming. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots/bumps all over body. Looks like hives but not sure. How should I proceed?

Itchy red spots/bumps all over body. Looks like hives but not sure. How should I proceed?

Antihistamines: Hives tend to move and migrate, come an go, are itching, and usually don't last for more than 24 hours. 1st generation antihistamines will work the fastest, such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). For longer lasting effect, taking a daily 2nd generation antihistamine such as zyrtec, claritin, or allergra will be helpful. If they persist, seeing an allergist would be helpful for prescription medications and work up. ...Read more

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Hi, I gt non itchy red spots on my legs. They appeared like months ago but its not itchy nor they are bumpy. Idk what is it though?

Hi, I gt non itchy red spots on my legs. They appeared like months ago but its not itchy nor they are bumpy. Idk what is it though?

Can't tell: Diagnosing the reason for a rash is difficult enough even with direct examination. In your case, it is impossible to provide even a guess. If this concerns you, a dermatology consult would be your best bet. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch and have no visible raised head. Any clue?

Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch and have no visible raised head. Any clue?

Sudden itchy rashes: On the torso usually have allergy or hypersensitivity causes. I would monitor and apply an antihistamine cream or ointment and monitor for duration, relief or change of symptoms. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my higher thigh and pubic hair region.

I have itchy red spots on my higher thigh and pubic hair region.

Infection?: Sometimes when people shave this area, they can get infection around the hair follicles. Herpes simplex can also start out like itchy red bumps. A health provider should examine you and see what this rash is and if there are medicines that can make you feel better. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. Otc zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

They gotta sleep.: Without actually seeing these itchy red "spots", one cannot be certain. And understand that I am speculating. But you can look on the internet for pictures. Are you ready??? BEDBUG bites. Calm down. It's only an educated guess. ...Read more

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Why are there red spots that are itchy in one place then disappears and then in another place with itchy red spots?

Need more info: Sounds like an allergic reaction. It may be from an insect to something you ingested or came into contact with. The "red" spots may continue to multiply. Please make an appointment with your family physician as soon as possible to prevent further spread of the "red spots" and itching. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Note sure.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

What is causing itchy red spots on body that started from ankles? Mosquito bites?

Could be...: ...Although it sounds like you may be experiencing an allergic reaction - possibly hives. You may be allergic to the bites. You may want to start by taking otc benadryl (diphenhydramine). If you are experiencing breathing problems, this can be an anaphylaxis - an emergency...Go to the er then! ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots that spread and noticed my baby had one then spread. He has no fever, ?

I have itchy red spots that spread and noticed my baby had one then spread. He has no fever, ?

Might be ==>: There are several conditions that can cause itchy red spots without fever, including viral infections such as those caused by enterovirus. Another concern is scabies caused by a tiny spider mite that likes to burrow under the skin especially in damp moist areas- between finger and toe webs, in the groin, around belt line. See your primary care provider to confirm what it is, treatment needed. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

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I have these extremely itchy red spots all over. Not sure if I'm getting bit or not. Bumps are sometimes there, fade then come back?

I have these extremely itchy red spots all over. Not sure if I'm getting bit or not. Bumps are sometimes there, fade then come back?

Probably not: Insect bites will remain several days and gradually fade (although they will swell if scratched) Urticaria (hives) are more likely to come and go, then appear elsewhere. This is usually due to something ingested. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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