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Raised ichy skin with red center and white outside the red raisef skin.

Raised ichy skin with red center and white outside the red raisef skin.

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Are the red pustules under my eyes eczema?

Not really!: Eczema causes dry, course, rough, darkened skin, but not really postules, unless you get an infection! ...Read more

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Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?

Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?

Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more

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Swollen red spots under the eyes, treatment?

Swollen red spots under the eyes, treatment?

Blepharitis-Rosacea?: Careful exam to achieve correct diagnosis ; direct therapy. Swelling ; redness usually symptoms of low grade infection-inflammation. Gentle cleansing with mild soap ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment can be helpful. Seek care if persists or fails to respond. ...Read more

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Cause for red purple puffy under eye skin area?

Cause for red purple puffy under  eye skin area?

Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm compress on the area of puffiness. Is it itchy, painful, or is there a discharge? These are things your doctor will need to know. ...Read more

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Red pinpoint dots on skin and lids. What?

Red pinpoint dots on skin and lids. What?

Angiomas: There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign growth that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and angiokeratomas. The cause of most types of angiomas is not known. Cherry angiomas are due to aging and do not have any known significance. ...Read more

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Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Black dry raised spots on under my eye by the cheek bone area?

Keratosis: Most likely these are seborrheic keratoses - elevated, rough overgrowth of the epithelium common in aging. If you are young, they more likely are plugged glands in the skin in which the secretions have become dry, and oxidize on the surface turning grey-black. They can be expressed with a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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Red dots on the skin due to biotin?

No: Biotin even in very high doses should cause red spots. Any other changes - medicines, supplements? If it persists or gets worse see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are the tiny red dots on my skin age related?

Are the tiny red dots on my skin age related?

Can't give you an: accurate answer. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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Swollen red patches underneath the skin of my top lip & red raised patches. Lip is inflammed, red & buning on edges of top lip. No sores or pus. Help!

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Swollen red patches underneath the skin of my top lip & red raised patches. Lip is inflammed, red & buning on edges of top lip. No sores or pus. Help!

Irritant: This appears to be an irritant reaction. Check on the products you have been using on your face or even oral products. Are you using teeth-whitening tooth paste? How about mouth-wash introduced prior to onset of the lip problem? ...Read more

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Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow?

Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow?

Methotrexate toxic: Injection of methotrexate caused a raised bump under the skin and turned bright yellow? ANS; So your whole body is yellow or just the bump area. Need reason you are getting methotrexate at your age. If just around bump then most likely bruise going thru color changes as it resolves. Send pictures. I am here for next 3 hours. ...Read more

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What causes tiny little red spots on skin near my eyes?

What causes tiny little red spots on skin near my eyes?

May be cherry: Angioma. Of no medical consequence, see a dermatologist or oculoplastic surgeon for more details and help. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny red spots on the skin near my penis?

What can cause tiny red spots on the skin near my penis?

To start with...: It could be a lot of different things, but a likely culprit is fungal "jock itch." the best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them..and now they are red welts?

Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them..and now they are red welts?

Dermatographism: When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition. Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are red round itchy spots on the skin?

Possibly hives: Skin allergies may be what you are describing. If it does not resolve easily see a doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. Eczema may also be what you are dealing with as well as psoriasis. ...Read more

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Pin point "rash" wraps around right wrist. No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Pin point  "rash" wraps around right wrist.  No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Resolving: If fading this is good. Just wait and watch and if does not come back you should be good to go ...Read more

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Every so often i get what starts off as small red dots under the skin they then go darker and then the area turns yellow like a bruise no pain then go?

Every so often i get what starts off as small red dots under the skin they then go darker and then the area turns yellow like a bruise no pain then go?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor or dermatologist to get you the best answer. ...Read more

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I have clusters of small red dots under the skin of one of my feet. They do not itch or hurt. I am not diabetic and have no known allergies. ?

I have clusters of small red dots under the skin of one of my feet. They do not itch or hurt. I am not diabetic and have no known allergies. ?

Most likely fungal: This is what the beginning of fungal skin infection (athlete's foot) looks like. Sometimes it may look like just some dryness or scaling, and other times, small red vesicles under the skin. A dermatologist can make a definitive diagnosis by scraping the area and looking at the scrapings under the microscope. ...Read more

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My left ring finger has pin sized red dots under the skin (on top -- opposite of palm side). There's about 40 dots and the skin is wrinkled. Any idea?

Trauma: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more

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What could lots of little red dots under my skin be? All around my chin, i noticed them thiis morning?

What could lots of little red dots under my skin be? All around my chin, i noticed them thiis morning?

Perioral dermatitis?: Based on your description this might be perioral dermatitis which is a very common breakout in adult females near the mouth. I would recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist to confirm your diagnosis. We have very good prescriptions treatments that can help it significantly. ...Read more

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I have two small red dots flat under the skin in my mouth on inside the cheek other back top of my roof they don't hurt i also have a sore throat?

I have two small red dots flat under the skin in my mouth on inside the cheek other back top of my roof they don't hurt i also have a sore throat?

Red dots: This is impossible to diagnose without a visual examination and additional information. If they don't heal or disappear in 7-10 days, have them examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Got a bug bite and started scratching now I have red dots all under my skin. What is this?

Got a bug  bite and started scratching now I have red dots all under my skin. What is this?

Perhaps hives?: If they are itchy red dots then it could be an allergic reaction to the bug bite or even the mechanical pressure of you scratching. Sometimes you can scratch so hard that you cause tiny little bruises under the skin. ...Read more

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Why do I get red marks/dots under my skin on the inner side of both my thighs (flat not lumps) after taking ecstasy and having a big night?

Allergies: there is a lot of junk in ecstasy. It is not pure MDMA. The other junk in it can cause various allergic reactions to people. You have described one of them ...Read more

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Tiny red dots appeared under my skin mainly inner thighs but very faint around my butt, asymptomatic, no bump,take vit D 4 wks is the only difference ?

Tiny red dots appeared under my skin mainly inner thighs but very faint around my butt, asymptomatic, no bump,take vit D 4 wks is the only difference ?

This type of rash: is difficult to diagnose (esp without picture). I doubt it is related to taking the vitamin D especially if recommended amounts. Without bumpiness/itchiness they could be petechiae which result from a small amount of bleeding beneath the skin.Deficiencies of vitamin K, B12 or folic acid? Autoimmune disorders, i.e. lupus, rheumatoid arthritis? Bone marrow issues or med effect? Maybe switch shavers ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ?infected bite ?allergic reaction ?trauma ...Read more

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What are pin-head red dots under skin of my forearm & back of hand & lower leg after taking antihistamine? Only occurs on 1 side of body at a time.

What are pin-head red dots under skin of my forearm & back of hand & lower leg after taking antihistamine? Only occurs on 1 side of body at a time.

Unusual: Antihistamines are an effective treatment for the red raised bumps that occur as part of an allergic reaction. A red rash after taking an antihistamine might represent an allergy to the medication or a reaction to one of the other components of the pill (coloring, filler, preservative, etc.) A photo of the rash and more information about time course & itchiness would help figure this out. ...Read more

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What can I do about small rash of purple/red pinprick size dots under skin?

What can I do about small rash of purple/red pinprick size dots under skin?

Be seen: It could be one of several things. You can have it checked by the doctor for a diagnosis and then discuss the possibly treatments. ...Read more

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I have non-itchy red dots growing and spreading under my skin as i age on my left arm. What is it?

Angiomas: Cherry angiomas are the most common vascular lesions to appear on human skin. They are made up of clusters of dilated capillaries on the surface of the skin, which accounts for the cherry-red or purple color. No one knows exactly what causes them. Cherry angiomas can occur almost anywhere on the skin, but most commonly on the torso. They rarely occur on the hands or feet. ...Read more

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I got bit by a field mouse yesterday. It didn't bleed or puncture the skin really but there is a little red dot under the skin. Am I ok?

Bit by mouse.: Would go to ER/doc urgent care get tetanus, also mice carry toxoplasmosis so if you have not had it aleady( it is common) that may occur. It is a problem if pregnant. otherwise you may be asymtomatic. There other other infections that may occur so would f/u/ w/ doc /urgent care a. Rabies risk, see below, is low. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/739023_7 http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/pets/index. ...Read more

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Finger tips prickly sensation and palms feel prickly accompanied by littel red dots that seem as if they are under the skin?

Finger tips prickly sensation and palms feel prickly accompanied by littel red dots that seem as if they are under the skin?

Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a type of eczema (dermatitis) of unknown cause that is characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles. The condition affects teenagers and adults and may be acute, recurrent, or chronic. A more appropriate term for this vesicular eruption is pompholyx, which means bubble. See your dermatologist to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a red dot on my palm three weeks ago. This week it swelled red and now has little white bumps surrounding the red dot under the skin and hurts.

I had a red dot on my palm three weeks ago. This week it swelled red and now has little white bumps surrounding the red dot under the skin and hurts.

Palm pain: What you describe may be an infection starting to spread in your palm. You should be seen to diagnosis this problem and get treatment. If you do not have a doctor then go to walk in clinic. ...Read more

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My 5 yrs old got a black and red bruise on her chin a month ago. I iced it and the red patch is gone however a black dot under the skin remains. How.

My 5 yrs old got a black and red bruise on her chin a month ago. I iced it and the red patch is gone however a black dot under the skin remains. How.

It probably is : Nothing to worry about. Usually the bruise tend to go away in a week or two, but at times the black patch may go say slowly. If there is no itching and no swelling give it a couple more and then if it is still a concern please see a dermatologist just to make sure that further wait is ok. I hope that this elevates your anxiety. ...Read more

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