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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

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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My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet. What could it be?

My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet.  What could it be?

Molluscum?: In this age group i'd suspect molluscum contagiosum. Pictured here. Easily treated in most cases, in fact they sometimes resolve on their own. You need to control the itch, that spreads this viral infection. ...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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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 the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

Vesicles?: Could be herpetic vesicles, hard to say over internet. You need examined by a dr / urgent care / gyn / "std clinic" who can diagnose and prescribe treatment for your issue. ...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. 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 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 big itchy red spots on both of my breast.. Had it for a few months now and they wont 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 wont 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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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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