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I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

I noticed a bruise on my left arm and I'm not sure where it came from. It also has several small red spots on it. Is this normal or cause for concern?

Ecchymosis: Ecchymosis or "bruising" is a small soft tissue bleed usually as a result of trauma. Small red spots are sometimes identified as petechia, which is a hemorrhage of small blood vessels. Sometimes these findings can be indicative of disease, in other cases they are normal. ...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


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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...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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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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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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Why do I have red spots in the heat that look like rash on arms?

Why do I have red spots in the heat that look like rash on arms?

Heat rash?: Heat can cause a rash - redness, clear small blisters or a hive like reaction. Cold compresses with water or whole milk will relieve sy proms followed by Hydrocortisone cream and/ or aloe vera. ...Read more

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At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy?

At what stage of leukemia is the symptom of a red spots/rash on arms and chest that are itcy?

Depends: Unlike solid tumor, there is differet stage, leukemia is usually disseminated disease at diagnosis. For someone without history of leukemia, rash usually is not caused by leukemia (although occasionally leukemia can present this way). For someone with confirmed diagnosis of leukemia, rash could be symptoms of leukemia, or infection, or medication reaction. Check with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.

What can cause a sudden face rash with burning sensation? Also have several red spots on my arms.

Facial rash: Facial rash with burning can be cause by an allergic reaction to something that touched your facial skin, a viral infection like herpes, shingles on the face, photo-drug reaction to a medication you are taking, and other causes, skin diseases like Lupus. You should see your local dermatologist for the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rash strd under arms, few red spots, spread there, then knees area and higher. Irreg spots grow to circle ctr lighter, some subside. No itching. Txs

Rash strd under arms, few red spots, spread there, then knees area and higher. Irreg spots grow to circle ctr lighter, some subside. No itching. Txs

Pityriasis rosea: It's difficult to be certain without seeing your rash but pityriasis rosea is a common and harmless rash that is thought to be viral in etiology. It usually starts with a larger oval shaped red scaling plaque and within a week multiple smaller oval shaped lesions following the cleavage lines of the skin develop. This rash disappears by itself in 6-12 wks. Sunlight exposure may hasten resolution. ...Read more

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2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

2 red spots, 1 on each fore arm, not itchy, painless, clears when the skin is pulled/stretched, not pimple like, dry, flat, slightly raised, HIV rash?

Red Spots: Heat, fungus, parasites, bacteria and virus can cause red blotches to appear on your arm. Rosacea, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema and shingles can cause large red patches of skin to appear and become itchy and uncomfortable, hives, cellulitis and insect bites can create red splotches of skin that become irritated. See your doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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After going outside for 30 minutes in the sun, I get small pink/red spots on my arms, legs, and hands. Burns. They go away soon after I'm home. Rash?

After going outside for 30 minutes in the sun, I get small pink/red spots on my arms, legs, and hands. Burns. They go away soon after I'm home. Rash?

Rash in sunlight: The skin turning into red bumps and returning to completely normal after thirty minutes to hours suggests you are getting hives. You may have a rare condition called solar urticaria, which is hives due to exposure to certain wavelengths of light. Cholinergic urticaria occurs with the skin getting hot. There are other skin conditions that occur with light exposure (usually with a persisting rash). ...Read more

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Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more