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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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When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

When I do shoulder exercises with weights I get red spots on them. What does this mean?

Acne mechanica: Pressure acne (if this is what it is; it resembles familiar face acne) is very common especially in guys who can bench a lot of weight. Be proud of what you've achieved, and consider topical Clindamycin for the affected areas. ...Read more

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Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Honestly without: Seeing your mom I can't be sure. If you are worried and these spots are relatively new, see a dermatolgoist. If they are cherry angiomas which are tiny pink papules (bright red pinpoint dots) those are benign, but I would see a doctor to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

I have nerve damage on my back right shoulder blade and very painful, but he does not know why I am extremely itchy and have a few red spots their?

? shingles?: Very regional neuropathy, especially following a dermatome, may occur following herpes infection. This may cause very regional red spots or even blisters as well as dysesthesia with burning, itching, and intense pain. These may flare up now and then, but leave you with persistent discomfort. It is somewhat more common in the elderly, especially those with a history of bad chickenpox as a child. ...Read more

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Has flakey red spots on the face and a lump on his neck between his ear and shoulder. Also was eating dirt a few days ago. Could he have a parasite?

Has flakey red spots on the face and a lump on his neck between his ear and shoulder. Also was eating dirt a few days ago. Could he have a parasite?

Hard to say: The face rash is hard to say anything about without seeing it, but the lumps on the neck are probably glands. I would see your physician so he can diagnose and probably easily treat the face rash. I think the bumps on the neck are because of the rash but it needs to be seen. ...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 neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it?

Hickey?: 19 F from Scotland: I have a rash on my neck that looks like a hickey, but it's not that. There's also tiny red spots all around it? ANS: send picture or do 2nd opinion & U can show. Consider: hickey & teeth marks, very small vampire bite (Dr humor), fleas, bedbugs, allergy to metal in your new jewelry sound neck? Shingles, herpes, HIV, allergy, and many more. Better yet show to your Dr. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

How do you get rid of red spots or rash on baby's face? The baby is just 3 weeks old and it gets worse in evenings and after feeding.

Normal: Those spots are called milia, or baby acne. They are normal, and will go away in time. They are baby skin reaction to the fact that their world is now cold and dry, after 9 months of being wet and 98.6 all the time. Give it 6 months, and most of it will be cleared up. ...Read more

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I have red spots on top of feet. Thought it was a rash. Had it for about 2 years. Sometimes goes away then comes back. Please advise.?

I have red spots on top of feet. Thought it was a rash. Had it for about 2 years. Sometimes goes away then comes back. Please advise.?

See a doctor: If they've been there that long, you should see a podiatrist or dermatologist. It could be dermatitis, a fungal infection, an allergic reaction, or circulation related. The doctor will be able to tell the difference. ...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

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Some sort of rash neck top of shoulder. Not sore or itchy or red. More like raised skin bumpy very small spots. I have cold sore cold under nose?

Some sort of rash neck top of shoulder. Not sore or itchy or red. More like raised skin bumpy very small spots. I have cold sore cold under nose?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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