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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 drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. see your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

Needs to be seen: Spots, Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit. ...Read more

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My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough ?

My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough ?

Viral rash: Chicken pox is not the only viral rash out there. Many other viruses cause rashes. And the fact that he was vaccinated is a point, but remember that 15% of kids will still get chicken pox despite the vaccine. ...Read more

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7 year old 101.1 temp and has a rash red spots all over her body?

7 year old 101.1 temp and has a rash red spots all over her body?

Get her evaluated: Call your doctor or pediatrician immediately and have the child evaluated today. If that is not possible, go to the er. It is likely just a viral illness but one cannot eliminate more serious infections over the internet. ...Read more

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Red spots appearing all over his body. He is 9 months old. What is this rash?

Red spots appearing all over his body. He is 9 months old.  What is this rash?

Possibilities: In this age group, most common possibilities include hives (could rapidly resolve, but if not consider virtual consult to discuss), chicken pox, pityriasis rosea, nonspecific viral illness. Several additional possibilities if not vaccinated. Good luck and follow your instincts: seek help if he is not getting better. ...Read more

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My little brother woke up this morning with red spots all over his chin and its looks like a rash what could it be?

My little brother woke up this morning with red spots all over his chin and its looks like a rash what could it be?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would take more information to answer your question. You can download a dermatology app to your smartphone for free, take a picture of your rash, and send it to a dermatologist. You might be able to get a free and accurate answer. ...Read more

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I recently had my back waxed for the first time and have come out in spots, I was aware that a rash of red spots was possible especially after waxing ?

I recently had my back waxed for the first time and have come out in spots, I was aware that a rash of red spots was possible especially after waxing ?

Expected: First the hot wax does irritate the skin, pulling out the hair leaves a red spot for every hair pulled. The redness and inflammation should subside in a few days. ...Read more

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itching sensation all over the body, when scratched red spots are appearing with rash including on my head. I consume 2-3 pegs of wisky a day.

Itching sensation all over the body, when scratched red spots are appearing with rash including on my head. I consume 2-3 pegs of wisky a day.

? urticaria: May have allergic reaction to food, medicine or enviromental agents. Antihistamines, sometimes oral steroids are usual treatment. Any development of swallowing or breathing problem indicate medical emergency ...Read more

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Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to chemicals in a soap or detergent. If the areas of the itchy spots match the areas you washed, then it is likely. Treatment is to avoid re-exposure. A hydrocortison skin cream (OTC) can help, or if it's worse, see your doctor for a stronger prescription. ...Read more

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What can cause red spots to start popping up. Not like a rash but just all over in different spotsThey start under skin then raise a little don't itch?

What can cause red spots to start popping up. Not like a rash but just all over in different spotsThey start under skin then raise a little don't itch?

May be issue in park: If you are a tourist in a national park, then anything that touches the skin can do this, ranging from a reaction to the soap used in hotel laundries to the grass and flora of the park. If this persists after you return home, see your physician for an evaluation of the problem ...Read more

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I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

If you're asking...: ...What is causing it, it could be any of a dozen different things, from an allergy to something that touched your skin, to a virus, to something you ate or inhaled, to an internal problem. You'll need to see a dermatologist who can look at the rash directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more