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I have pinpoint red spots on my "dorsal" forearm, and my skin feels mildly sore. Is there any significance to each? Are they related in any way?

I have pinpoint red spots on my "dorsal" forearm, and my skin feels mildly sore.  Is there any significance to each?  Are they related in any way?

Inflammation: You must be examined to deternine is this is a skin inflammation, allergic reaction, infection or skin disease. See a dermatologist. Your question cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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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I noticed some red pinpoint spots on my stomach, more noticeable when I'm in the sun but still they have been there persistently for a few weeks. Acco?

I noticed some red pinpoint spots on my stomach, more noticeable when I'm in the sun but still they have been there persistently for a few weeks. Acco?

Exam needed: A physician or dermatologist would have to examine these in order to make a diagnosis. These small red spots, if persistent and unchanged for that long, may be hemagiomas which are benign growths of tiny blood vessels called capillaries which are permanent. ...Read more

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Small red pinpoint spots, like tiny spots of blood on arms,back,abdomen. A few here and there, non-itchy, not raised. What could they be?

Small red pinpoint spots, like tiny spots of blood on arms,back,abdomen. A few here and there, non-itchy, not raised. What could they be?

Capillary hemangioma: These may be capillary hemangioma a, a perfectly harmless tiny cluster of blood vessels. If you suddenly get a huge increase in their number or size, consult a dermatologist or internist. ...Read more

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I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

I have redness and small red spots on the head of my penis. What are they?

Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more

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What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago i noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

What is wrong with his skin? So about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. He kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. About two days ago i noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. He has a

A : A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as: -food or drug allergy -viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few -insect bites such as fleas or scabies -bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep) -medication reaction or it can be seen in very rare things such as: -measles -toxic shock syndrome -kawasaki disease -meningitis -stevens-johnson syndrome -rocky mountain spotted fever disease the list goes on and on. The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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