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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

I have blotchy red spots on forearms. Is this because of tree pollen?

Contact allergies: It is possible that you could have urticaria or even a contact dermatitis from tree pollen. Not everyone reacts with the typical sneezing and itchy eyes. ...Read more

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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

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I have five quarter sized red spots on five different parts of me to include ankle, forearm, left thigh, and back(2). They itch, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Not sure if a bite or hive?

I have five quarter sized red spots on five different parts of me to include ankle, forearm, left thigh, and back(2). They itch, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Not sure if a bite or hive?

Allergic either way: Itch means histamine reaction and that can occur from hives or from bites. Usually people remember if they got several bites...Bites tend to stay in the same location and it is typical for hives to come and go and be worse with heat. Glad Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps.. If the rash gets worse and is spreading then be seen. If it goes away then no worries...Your body handled it. ...Read more

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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


Dr. John Chiu
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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