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Had a red blotch suddenly appear on my wrist?

Had a red blotch suddenly appear on my wrist?

Rash: Sudden appearance of a rash-- the first and formost in differential is Contact Allergic Dermatitis. Figure out the allergen and try treating it with over the counter hydrocortisone. If no improvement in 1 week-- see your MD ...Read more

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I had a mosquito bite and now its a dark red blotch. What should I do?

I had a mosquito bite and now its a dark red blotch. What should I do?

Not worry about it.: This is one of several normal reactions to mosquito bites. ...Read more

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I have a red blotch on my inner thighs it itches. Just noticed yesterday i'm worried about it please help me.?

I have a red blotch on my inner thighs it itches. Just noticed yesterday i'm worried about it please help me.?

Fungus?: It might be a fungal infection. Try some over the counter anti fun gals like Clotrimazole or terbanifine. If it doesn't go away, please haven someone look at it good luck! ...Read more

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I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?

I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?

Insect bite: Sounds like local allergic reaction to the insect bite, if the area of redness is not spreading and does not feel warmer than the surrounding normal skin then just apply over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream and take appropriate dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the reaction and itching. If any tenderness or warmth then chance of secondary infection and needs to be seen by physician. ...Read more

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I have noticed red blotches around my testicular area and a little red blotch on my shaft and im not sure what it is, im 17 and sexually active?

I have noticed red blotches around my testicular area and a little red blotch on my shaft and im not sure what it is, im 17 and sexually active?

Red blotches gonads: Need a picture or you can google for penile lesions and see what it matches. May have Forydyce's angiokeratoma. You can google this and look at images and compare. Hope it is not a STD. Best to have your Dr. take a peek ...Read more

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My 6 month baby has a red blotch in the corner of her eyeball... what is this?

My 6 month baby has a red blotch in the corner of her eyeball... what is this?

Need to see...: To give a certain answer, the eye would need to be seen. You can create a prime account for your baby and have a video consult with a physician. Most likely answer is a subconjuctival hemorrhage- a broken small blood vessels in the whites of the eyes often caused by sneezing, coughing, or vomiting. Will resolve without issue. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a huge red blotch on the white of my eye. What should I do?

I woke up this morning with a huge red blotch on the white of my eye. What should I do?

Nothing: This a subconjunctival hemorrhage which looks awful but is completely harmless. It will resolve in a week or so. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic neck pain at the base of my skull and when it hurts i have red blotch in the exact area that hurts what would cause the blotch?

See a neurologist: Sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). The pain associated with SMP can be continuous with an aching, burning quality that is sometimes accompanied by a continuing background discomfort and tissue swelling, or it can occur spontaneously. Blocking the sympathetic activity by anesthetizing the Stellate Ganglion may stop the pain. Take care. ...Read more

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I have red blotch under my skin on both of my arms what is this my dad used to get this on his face. It takes a long time to clear up

I have red blotch under my skin on both of my arms what is this my dad used to get this on his face. It takes a long time to clear up

Depending : Depending on your age and medications, this is often "solar purpura" which isnthe medical name for bruising. It is often due to age, medications, sun and genetics. It is typically a cosmetic concern. Some patients find arnica gel or vitamin k cream helpful when applied to the bruised areas to help them go away faster. Best to avoid scratching/trauma to these areas as you will from more bruises (purpura). ...Read more

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Red blotch on my forhead is it skin cancer i work in the sun all day and now have a red thing coming up on my forhead and it is starting to hurt

Need to be evaluated: Hard to know what it is without physically looking at it or touching it. You should see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist to get this looked at. A biopsy is needed for definitive diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have a red blotch on my lower leg not itchy but warm to touch and not inflamed I'm a 57 year old male don't smoke and have no medical problems?

Hi I have a red blotch on my lower leg not itchy but warm to touch and not inflamed I'm a 57 year old male don't smoke and have no medical problems?

Red skin--get seen: When you have a red patch of skin that is flat, warm, tender, and sometimes a bit swollen, that might be erysipelas (a bacterial infection of the upper layers of the skin) or cellulitis (an infection of the deep layers of the skin). Sometimes the patch might grow in size. It is important to get these conditions seen and treated with antibiotics. Raising the area 3-4 times a day for 30 min helps ...Read more

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I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

Nondiagnostic: A red blotch is not enough of a description required to make a diagnosis. One would like to know the size, shape, flatness or raised configuration,whether the redness is homogeneous versus multicolored, any change over the years, etc. A physician or dermatologist would need to inspect this blotch in order to advise you. ...Read more

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Red blotch up leg. Kind of sore. Overweight and hypertensive, what could it be?

Red blotch up leg. Kind of sore. Overweight and hypertensive, what could it be?

May B serious: The 2 most urgent conditions to be considered are: a clot in the vein of your leg (thrombophlebitis) or an infection of the skin (cellulitis). The treatment is entirely different for the two and can't be done successfully without medical care. There are other less serious possibilities like a hypersensitivity rxn or rash. It's time to see your doctor! ...Read more

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