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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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Red spots on arm an thighs. Almost a year with this itchiness . Help please?

Skin: Consider common condition called atopic dermatitis or eczema. W/o seeing skin can't tell. Consult physician but in meantime use good moisturizer, non prescrition and safe- cerave cream available at most pharmacies. Dermatologist recommended. Use twice day. ...Read more

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2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

Red Spots: Heat, fungus, parasites, bacteria and virus can cause red blotches to appear on your arm. Rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and shingles can cause large red patches of skin to appear and become itchy and uncomfortable, hives, cellulitis and insect bites can create red splotches of skin that become irritated. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter & I have itchy red dime-nickel size red spots on our shoulders, arms & hands. We've been taking Benadryl but it doesn't help. Help please!?

My daughter & I have itchy red dime-nickel size red spots on our shoulders, arms & hands. We've been taking Benadryl but it doesn't help. Help please!?

Itchy red spots: What you describe sounds like eczema? This is a dry patches of skin from too much skin exposure to the weather and water and soap. Use cortisone cream to the spots three times a day and avoid a lot of outside skin exposure and excessive washing. ...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 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 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 noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

Ecchymosis: Ecchymosis or "bruising" is a small soft tissue bleed usually as a result of trauma. Small red spots are sometimes identified as petechia, which is a hemorrhage of small blood vessels. Sometimes these findings can be indicative of disease, in other cases they are normal. ...Read more

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