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Small red spot on arieola. Not itchy or sore. What could it be?

Small red spot on arieola. Not itchy or sore. What could it be?

Not enough info: It's hard to diagnose skin problems without actually seeing the problem and not knowing any history. Please consult with your family physician. ...Read more

Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

Skin is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the body composed of hundreds of different structures. Nearly any of these elements can degenerate into cancer. However the three most common are: basal cell, squamous cell and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use & ...Read more


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What does the early stage of impetigo contagious look like? I have a small pinkish red spot that was itchy but not weepy or fluid filled.

What does the early stage of impetigo contagious look like? I have a small pinkish red spot that was itchy but not weepy or fluid filled.

Impetigo: Impetigo is an infected skin sore, from whatever cause. It can start with and insect bite, scratch, or any break in the skin. Bacteria get in and cause the skin infection. It will become weepy and develop yellow crusts. An abscess can cause a hard or fluid filled swelling in the skin with redness around it. For any of these, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a small red spot for over a year on my right breast. It becomes itchy from time to time. Used Canesten cream but didnt help. ?

Hello, I have a small red spot for over a year on my right breast. It becomes itchy from time to time. Used Canesten cream but didnt help. ?

See a doctor: Skin lesions that don't heal should always be evaluated by a doctor. This is especially important when the lesions are on sensitive areas such as the genitals or breasts that are typically covered. Please have a physician look at the sore. ...Read more

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I have a flat, non-itchy dark red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

I have a flat, non-itchy dark  red spot on my ankle. It doesn't hurt either. It's about the size  of a small oval pill. It's definitely not a mole or a scar. I've had it for two weeks. There is only one and I don't have any other symptoms.

New skin lesion: A new lesion that arises and has been present for two weeks raises the probability that this is trauma related. It could possibly be caused by clothing, or shoes, or even a bug bite. I suggest you monitor the are for changes. If it persists after another week or two with changes, consult your physician. ...Read more

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My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be ?

My 4yr old has a small red spot on the inner side of the arm. Not raised, not itchy. Looks like a bruise but too small to be ?

Possible bite.: Depending on how long it has been there, it could still be a bruise, although if it is bright red, it sounds like a broken capillary (small blood vessel) or possibly spider bite. To be sure, you should show his doctor. If there are many of them appearing, you should call his doctor and/or take him to the emergency room ASAP, as that could be a sign of a more serious illness. ...Read more

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A red spot on right breast. 1/2cm. Its not painful, not itchy, no heat or swelling. Its not hard but small red lines coming from it, spot?Bite?Ibc?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Red spot on inner knee healed to a pink red scar has taken 3 months to heal but kept scratching it. Is this normal healing time? melanoma?

Red spot on inner knee healed to a pink red scar has taken 3 months to heal but kept scratching it. Is this normal healing time? melanoma?

Red spot on knee: Healing and scar disappearance does take a long time, months, sometimes up to a year or more or a light residual may remain. Constant scratching is irritating and prevents proper healing. You could try over the counter silicone cream of strips and see if it helps f/u/ w/ dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Melanoma is a cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more