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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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Large red spot under skin on forehead when nervous or hot. Forms as the same shape each time and also appears when blood rushes to forehead. Any idea?

Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
948K people helped
Large red spot under skin on forehead when nervous or hot. Forms as the same shape each time and also appears when blood rushes to forehead. Any idea?

Nevus flammeus: What you describe is a vascular birthmark. It is due to a congenital (since birth) malformation of capillaries (small blood vessels) under the skin. These usually fade or become less obvious with age but can persist. The redness becomes more obvious with increase blood flow to the area. Treatment is only needed for cosmetic reasons. The pulse dye or vascular laser is the preferred way to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
245K people helped
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I had a skin biopsy on the back of my hand that was a large oval red spot that was not raised, what diseases does it detect?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
245K people helped
I had a skin biopsy on the back of my hand that was a large oval red spot that was not raised, what diseases does it detect?

SKIN BIOPSY: IT COULD BE A THOUSAND THINGS! WAS IT A GROWTH? A RASH? DID IT ITCH OR BURN? WHAT WAS THE DOCTOR LOOKING FOR? ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
20M people helped
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I have a big red spot on top of head of penis it doesn't hurt or itch and it ain't sensitive but when it get really dry skin starts to flake off?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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I have a big red spot on top of head of penis it doesn't hurt or itch and it ain't sensitive but when it get really dry skin starts to flake off?

Here ares some ...: Without a direct look, it's hard to guess what you got. But, one thing for sure in your favor is most likely the spot is benign & harmless if it does not grow in size or erode. So, have Doc take a look at it for confirmation and counseling. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
1M people helped
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I have a big, red "spot" on my face which is not disappearing. I have tried spot creams, skin healing creams & taking anti-histamine tabs.?

Dr. Michael Tomeo
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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I have a big, red "spot" on my face which is not disappearing.  I have tried spot creams, skin healing creams & taking anti-histamine tabs.?

Hard to say : Could be a multitude of rashes needs evaluation if not resolving. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Board Certified, Pediatrics
37 years in practice
1M people helped
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My daughter had what i thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Board Certified, Pediatrics
37 years in practice
1M people helped
My daughter had what i thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?

Insect Bite...!!!: Dr. J. Ferguson advised warm compress, dr. N. Munmeh- cold; confusing? Any insect bite clean with soap water, if itchy, bumpy: cold compress 1st few hours, hydrocortisone; can give oral benadryl: to reduce allergic response. If after 1-2 days getting even bigger, deeper: warm compress; if not better in couple of days- see her pediatrician to rule out possible infection and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Frileck
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
54 years in practice
23K people helped
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A big firm red spot appeared under my skin on my face.Not itchy or painful.Skin near the spot is firm when i touch it (i have used anti acne products)?

Dr. Stanley Frileck
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
54 years in practice
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A big firm red spot appeared under my skin on my face.Not itchy or painful.Skin near the spot is firm when i touch it (i have used anti acne products)?

Black Tea: Use a tea bag of black tea as a compress, activate tea by submersing in boiling water. Be careful not to burn yourself. There is an acid in black tea that will draw any cystic substance out. Use 3 or 4 times a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
18M people helped
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Red spot on skin what does it indicate?

Dr. Diane Minich
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
18M people helped

Numerous causes: A doctor would need to examine the spot in in order to try to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
2M people helped
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Red spot on skin what does it mean?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
2M people helped
Red spot on skin what does it mean?

There are so many: causes of red spots, you need to see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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