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I have red blotches on my chest between my rear that seem to be growing larger and multiplying over time. It started with a small red spot about the s?

I have red blotches on my chest between my rear that seem to be growing larger and multiplying over time. It started with a small red spot about the s?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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5 month old baby has a circular red spot about the size of a pea on his chest for about 4 days. Not getting larger or fading. Should it be reviewed?

5 month old baby has a circular red spot about the size of a pea on his chest for about 4 days. Not getting larger or fading. Should it be reviewed?

Red mark: Is it flat or raised, does it fade with pressure? It could be a hemangioma flat or strawberry, they are benign vacular skin conditions, flat hemangiona fade away with time, strawberry hemangioma tend to get bigger then they start to shrink. It is best if you show it to your pediatrician during the next well visit. It can also be an insect bite, or pressure mark from a button or a snap. Good luck ...Read more

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Small red spot on chest right side in between pectoral muscles hurts to touch what can it be?

Small red spot on chest right side in between pectoral muscles hurts to touch what can it be?

Be conservative: It might be as simple as a pimple. Put a bandaid over it to protect it from your fingers. See what happens. Sometimes, in diabetics, small infections can become large ones and need antibiotics or drainage. At this moment, with your description, let's wait ...Read more

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Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?

Have a tiny red spot on skin under right chest (upper rib). Not raised or itchy. Looks like cut but isn't.I have 2 others on left pectoral (also tiny)?

Not to worry: This sounds like what are called cherry hemangiomas. These are little gifts that you get from one or both of your parents. They are simply made up of hundreds of small blood vessels. These growths never turn bad. You will continue to get more as you get older. They are very easily treated with a laser without leaving any marks. ...Read more

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Had hives recently, and meds helped, but have an itchy red spot on chest, that doesn't improve w/steroids. Dr. Checked for mold, but nothhing. Help!

Had hives recently, and meds helped, but have an itchy red spot on chest, that doesn't improve w/steroids. Dr. Checked for mold, but nothhing. Help!

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling and itching. Other triggers of urticaria can be cold/heat, stress, medicines, or with you, pressure on skin! ...Read more

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I have an oblong red spot on my upper chest and on shoulder. Both red, slightly raised no itch. Hydrocortisone cream not helping. 1/4inch. Dr needed?

I have an oblong red spot on my upper chest and on shoulder. Both red, slightly raised no itch. Hydrocortisone cream not helping. 1/4inch. Dr needed?

Needs to be checked: Yes it needs to be checked as we can not say what it can be without getting detailed history and physical exam with naked eye. It can be caused by many conditions like allergy, insect bites, fungal infection or another infection etc.
So get it checked if you have cocern about it. ...Read more

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I have redness on the bridge of my nose and also about 4 or 5 red spot size blotches on one cheek which sometimes fade and sometimes glow red? Help

I have redness on the bridge of my nose and also about 4 or 5 red spot size blotches on one cheek which sometimes fade and sometimes glow red? Help

Facial redness?: See your primary doctor or a dermatologist, who should be able to ask you detailed questions and examine you to help diagnose and prescribe the best treatment to help improve or resolve the signs and symptoms you are describing. Topical cream and/or laser or light treatment (s) as well as behavioral/ dietary modification may be part of your treatment plan. ...Read more

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9+m old baby boy. Tiny red spot in face. Its therebfor almost a month now and does not go away. Just in one spot only. What could be the reasons?

9+m old baby boy. Tiny red spot in face. Its therebfor almost a month now and does not go away. Just in one spot only. What could be the reasons?

Spots: It is hard to diagnose spots withit seeing them. It could be broken blood vessels under the skin it could be anything else. Seeing your doctor might help ...Read more

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My uvula is swollen and has one red spot on it. What should I do?

My uvula is swollen and has one red spot on it. What should I do?

Uvula edema: Hello, the swelling of the uvula will take some time for resolution. The uvula lies in a dependent position. The timing will also depend on the degree of swelling. In my practice, I prescribe steroids. If you are having trouble swallowing or breathing, you'll obviously need to be seen in an er. Good luck and I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My 1 year old had a series of shots 3 weeks ago and she has a hard lump with a red spot where one shot went in. Is that normal?

My 1 year old had a series of shots 3 weeks ago and she has a hard lump with a red spot where one shot went in. Is that normal?

Yes: This is a normal an fairly common local reaction that will improve over the next week. You could gently massage the area and apply cool compresses. Antihistamines in rare cases could be offerred along with topical 1 % Hydrocortisone cream if serious. Bottom line: no need to do anything-it is self limiting. ...Read more

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Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?

Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?

May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly, in a few days. If the area does not heal in 2 weeks, or gets bigger and more painful, it is time to see a dentist and have it checked. ...Read more

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I have one. Purple red spot in the middle of my toenails it just appear out of the no where and they don't hurt at all in both of my toenails one spot?

I have one. Purple red spot in the middle of my toenails it just appear out of the no where and they don't hurt at all in both of my toenails one spot?

Bruise: It sounds like a contusion. Did u drop something on your toe? A contusion is a small pinpoint bruise. It doesn't always hurt and will eventually fade away. In the meantime you should see a podiatrist to confirm. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hello, I have had a red spot on my neck for some time now, at one point it bled but is usually just flat. It will not go away. What could it be?

Hello, I have had a red spot on my neck for some time now, at one point it bled but is usually just flat. It will not go away. What could it be?

Hemangioma: Hemangiomas or "cherry tumors" are benign extra blood vessels that grow in the skin and on internal organs. In general these are left alone but if they grow too big then they can be surgically removed. They are not cancer. ...Read more

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I've had Fordyce spots for about a year now and suddenly today one of my spots grew into a huge red spot that is very painful with a white dot on it?

I've had Fordyce spots for about a year now and suddenly today one of my spots grew into a huge red spot that is very painful with a white dot on it?

Staph infection: The spot has become infected, probably with staph bacteria, and you should let your doctor drain it and prescribe an antibiotic. For the record, this probably has little or nothing to do with the Fordyce spots themselves, which are not known to be associated with any disease or illness and are of cosmetic concern only. ...Read more

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Red spot on my sons penis he is one year old?

Red spot on my sons penis he is one year old?

Please Clarify: That is not descriptive in any way to base an answer on. But, in general skin issues need 'eyes on' examination. Your son's doctor can examine him and determine the problem. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late. Negative hpt. One light red spot on tp. Very mild very sporatic cramping. What could be the case?

I am 4 days late. Negative hpt. One light red spot on tp. Very mild very sporatic cramping. What could be the case?

Period just starting: It sounds like your period is just starting. There is some normal variation in cycle length and this is within that normal range. ...Read more

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I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and. 5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

I noticed a red spot on my leg. It's swollen. About 1.25 inch one way and. 5 inch the other. There is a small lump but I just considered it a pimple.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I have a coin size red spot on the back side of my hand. Had one on my ankle but its going away.

I have a coin size red spot on the back side of my hand. Had one on my ankle but its going away.

Nummular eczema: Hello,
Your description may have given it away. This could possibly be nummular eczema. Nummular eczema can appear after a skin injury such as burn or insect bite. Thankfully it has subsided. Be sure if this to seek help from a specialist if it reverses course. ...Read more