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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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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

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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Dr. John Chiu
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Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

See doctor: There are many types of rash and many causes (often unknown) for it. You need to see a dermatologist or allergist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Seely
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Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

Itchy flat red spots on hands that come and go randomly.?

HIVES (urticaria): Hives 'can come and go randomly' and if chronic may not have a discrete cause in >50% of cases. Allegra (or generic fexofenidine) 180mg a day may help. ...Read more

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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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