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Doctor insights on: Large Round Red Spot On Leg

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I have big red spot on leg, what is this, what to do?

I have big red spot on leg, what is this, what to do?

Red Spot: Without an image it is very difficult to provide recommendations.

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Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Believe I have a infected ingrown hair on leg. Hig red spot big bump with yellow pus coming out. So sore and hard and tight. What can I do to heal it?

Abscess?: It sounds like you have an abscess that may require drainage, and maybe an antibiotic if quite large, surrounding redness, or fever. There are no reliable home remedies or over-the-counter treatmetns. See a doctor ASAP, and in the meantime do not squeeze or probe it or attempt any treatment yourself.

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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?

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.

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My friend has a big red spot on his inner thigh with a hard spot in the middle of it?

My friend has a big red spot on his inner thigh with a hard spot in the middle of it?

Follicle or cyst?: This may represent a plugged hair follicle or possibly a sebaceous cyst. Material can build up under the skin and can become red/swollen like described. Warm compresses may help a plugged follicle, but a cyst may require removal by a physician. Sometimes plugged follicles are also drained by a physician. These should be addressed before they become too enlarged.

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My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

Herals patch: Of pityriasis can look like this (see photo). Without seeing the lesion it is not possible to identify the reason for it. Please have him examined.

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I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when I walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

I have a red spot on the inside of my left calf (large) it is warm to the touch and pretty painful. Hurts most when I walk on it, or bend at the knee.?

An infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation. Besides antibiotics, it may need to be opened and drained.

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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?

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.

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My 5yo got several bug bites while on vacation in VA. One on her knee got very swollen and remained a big red spot for 1.5 weeks. Now (over 2 weeks later), it looks like a gray bruise. Still about two inches in diameter. What is it?

My 5yo got several bug bites while on vacation in VA. One on her knee got very swollen and remained a big red spot for 1.5 weeks. Now (over 2 weeks later), it looks like a gray bruise. Still about two inches in diameter. What is it?

Mgt: A virtual consultation may be helpful to you and your pediatrician. A photo may be uploaded at that time.
From your description, the insect bites may have caused an allergic reaction. Other possibilities include Lyme disease, is there central clearing of the reddened area? I would advise seeing your PCP, but a topic 1% Hydrocortisone cream may help to decrease inflammation.

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Red spot on one leg for 2 years. Any solution?

Red spot on one leg for 2 years. Any solution?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.

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Hello I have this red spot on my leg now spreading throughout my body?

Hello I have this red spot on my leg now spreading throughout my body?

Below: Spots, rashes and bumps need a visual exam to make an accurate DX Unable to give answer in this format.

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I found new, irregularly shaped red spot, 5-6mm, on my leg and I'm curious if I should have it checked out. There is no pain, itching, etc.?

Yes: I advise my patients that when they notice a new or changing lesion to call and come in for an examination. This conservative approach will always be in your best interest.

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