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Doctor insights on: Raised Spots On Legs

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Can cellulitis look like just red / brown raised spots without my leg being all red?

Can cellulitis look like just red / brown raised spots without my leg being all red?

Unlikely: Typically not- that sounds more like a rash. Cellulitis tends to be more of a diffuse redness of the affected area. ...Read more

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What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

What are the raised brown spots on my legs?

Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar lintigo, If they are flat and many of them.. If raised or have a "stuck on" appearance, then they could be a benign growth called a seborrheic dermatitis.

These should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist to make sure is not serious ...Read more

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I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff

I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff

Very: Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs:
the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter has nickel sized red raised spots on her torso forearm legs and fingers. What is this? They itch her like crazy. Nobody else in the house

My daughter has nickel sized red raised spots on her torso forearm legs and fingers. What is this? They itch her like crazy. Nobody else in the house

Many possibilities: Could be insect bite reactions, scabies, eczema, allergic reaction. Thorough history is needed and possible biopsy to determine cause. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?

I have had these two blue spots on my body for as long as I can remember, one on leg and one on arm. They hurt to the touch and are slightly raised.?

Pilomatrixoma v nevi: This could be several possible conditions but only a biopsy will determine the definitive diagnosis. See a dermatologist to determine if observation or excision is recommended. ...Read more

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My 15 month old developed red flat dot spots mainly on her legs apart from 3 on her trunk these have turned into raised red/pink spots some with a red dot in the middle, the doctor said could be chicken pox but this started two weeks ago and there is no s

My 15 month old developed red flat dot spots mainly on her legs apart from 3 on her trunk these have turned into raised red/pink spots some with a red dot in the middle, the doctor said could be chicken pox but this started two weeks ago and there is no s

Need more info: Its hard to say much without more history and physical exam. If he recently had chicken pox vaccine, this could be a mild reaction, which often does not have that classic chicken pox vesicular look. Has she had any exposures? Recent fever? Travel? Immunization status? Daycare? We might be able to help in a Prime visit with detailed photos. ...Read more

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I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?

I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?

Close shave!: Two months ago, your razor blade apparently cut too deeply into the skin and cut some of the tiny capillaries underneath. When these capillaries clotted, they left behind tiny scabs. Technically, petechiae result from capillaries that rupture and bleed under the skin, so they don't form scabs. But you're close! ...Read more

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I hasve three may be less dark spots on my inner thighs they are not raised nor bump. My said its moles but could it be due to my legs rubbing.

I hasve three may be less dark spots on my inner thighs they are not raised nor bump. My said its moles but could it be due to my legs rubbing.

See a derm: Hard to say what they are without a close examination from an expert - make an appointment to see a derm or go to our Concierge site and ask for one. You will get more answers after a direct evaluation ...Read more

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I have several red round spots on my legs and hands, not too itchy slightly raised. They have been there over a week and are not getting better or worse? My boyfriend doesn't have any of these symptoms

I have several red round spots on my legs and hands, not too itchy slightly raised. They have been there over a week and are not getting better or worse? My boyfriend doesn't have any of these symptoms

Could be: Eczema or just dry skin. You don't say what you have tried. You could try both a moisturizing lotion and a Hydrocortisone cream and see if it helps.! if not or if it spreads you might need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Four year old has a few flat reddish spots on legs. I thought they were bruises but they are all the same size. Not raised or itching.?

Four year old has a few flat reddish spots on legs. I thought they were bruises but they are all the same size. Not raised or itching.?

Non- specific: Itch? Pain? Duration? Size? Nature of surface? Perhaps an exam will lead to a definition. Probably needs observation of behavior over a few weeks to have a chance at identification. If it goes away you don't care what it was. ...Read more

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Hi, A few weeks ago I noticed 2 red round dry spots on my abdomen slightly raised, over the last week they've spread to my back, arms and legs.

Hi, A few weeks ago I noticed 2 red round dry spots on my abdomen slightly raised, over the last week they've spread to my back, arms and legs.

? bug bites: Lasting more than a few weeks suggests they are not viral. More likely causes (based on duration) would suggest eczema or insect bites (fleas or bedbugs). Would need to know more history and appearance to be more specific, ...Read more

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I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.

There are many: Questions:
first your age, second recent history of fever, illness, any history of contact with allergens, and of course see what the rash actually looks like. My suggestion is that if your rash does not clear in 2 weeks I would see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. There are many things you may have but most likely if rash resolves it is related to virus or contact. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Spots on daughters legs it isn't chicken pox they aren't blister more like red spots slightly raised

Spots on daughters legs it isn't chicken pox they aren't blister more like red spots slightly raised

Insect bite?: What you are describing sound like an allergic reaction to a form of exposure = common candidates are bites from insects, plant that has toxins like poison ivy. You might need to question her more closely where she had been playing and have the rash seen by her doc to see if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but there's no change and no signs of blistering?

15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but there's no change and no signs of blistering?

Not chicken pox: Not the picture, as for the rash, one cannot judge unless seen, also are there other symptoms? If in doubt, you may want to see your child's doctor, take care ...Read more

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Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Petechiae on abdomen/arms/upper legs. No other sxs. Breast feeding 4mo old. It is small tiny red spots Some are raised not painful. No fevers md visit?

Good idea: Although sometimes they can be from supplements, medications, and scratching, it is better to be sure and see your doctor. There are scary infectious diseases that cause petechiae, vasculitis, and the need is more urgent with a fever. ...Read more

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I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison.
http://insidetheclinic. Com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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One small raised pink spot on leg, surrounded by quarter sized lighter pink circle. Tender like a bruise, more in center. Not itchy. Thoughts?

One small raised pink spot on leg, surrounded by quarter sized lighter pink circle. Tender like a bruise, more in center. Not itchy. Thoughts?

Infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection; it could have been precipitated by insect bite or even scratch causing breach in the skin integrity. As it is red and tender, you may need antibiotic treatment. Get it examined by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I just noticed a patch of red, very slightly raised on my 4 1/2 month old's leg. She has no fever, but the spot itself feels warmer than the rest.

I just noticed a patch of red, very slightly raised on my 4 1/2 month old's leg. She has no fever, but the spot itself feels warmer than the rest.

Have it checked.: The fact that the red patch just appeared and feels warmer suggests the beginning of an infection or a bite that may have occurred there. U may want to observe it for 12-24 hours if the baby is otherwise fine and feeding well with no fever. If the redness becomes larger and painful or the baby appears ill u shod see doctor right away. ...Read more

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5 yr old son, with black oval spot on leg surrounded by raised itchy skin. He's been playing in woods lately.

See physician soon: Based upon your description, I am worried about an infection (i.e. MRSA). Please keep very close eye on the size of the oval and see your physician as soon as reasonably possible. If signs of fever, lethargy or any other concernings issues arise, go to the Emergency Room ASAP. ...Read more

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I noticed tenderness in my left leg while walking today. I also have a small red raised spot that is tender when touched. No leg swelling or pain?

I noticed tenderness in my left leg while walking today. I also have a small red raised spot that is tender when touched. No leg swelling or pain?

It could be many: Without visible picture of the red spot it is hard to guess
it could be an inflammed superficial vein
it could be the beginning of cellulitis
it could be from shaving if you have done that recently
my advice if it does not go away after applying warm compresser and a topical antibiotic go and see your doctor ...Read more