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Red Mark On Skin Won
I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?
Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a small red spot (1-2mm) near the head of my penis that is painless. Redness seems to vary time to time. Is this a possible symptom of STD?
No way to know: Without being able to visualize this and obtain further history any comment would be nothing but a guess. You need to show this to a doctor and be diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describe her: Skin redness or irritation and Painful skin. What should she do? I also have a picture of the red spot if I'm able to send it
SeborrhicDermatitis?: From your description it seems your daughter may have Seborrhic Dermatitis a skin condition that affects the scalp. It needs to be properly diagnosed and appropriatelytreated as it is a chronic condition and needs proper treatment. It may be be some other skin condition. Consult her doctor or a Dermatologist. How old is your daughter? ...Read more
Can I get hiv from using a razor? I didn't bleed but got a red mark on skin. I bought a new bag of razors and forgot to check if they were open or no
Unlikely.: Without transfer through blood, it would be very difficult to acquire HIV in this manner, especially with presumably new razors. Furthermore, even theoretically it someone would have used the razors before you, you would have to use it right afterwards so that any blood on the razor would still be at body temperature. So I'd think it would be very unusual to acquire HIV in the manner you mentioned ...Read more
Sister got a new puppy and while playing she nipped at me and left a small red mark on skin. Rabies? Hasn't had shots b/c she's too young.
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
See your doctor: You may need a biopsy for a red spot that has not gone away or just an identifying diagnosis such as a telengectasia, spider vein or scar from a previous blemish. ...Read more
What could this red mark on my skin be? Looks like it's gotten bigger as I've lost weight and I'm starting to get nervous.
As I am new to this: Site I don't know how to enlarge the image you sent. Red marks tend to be vascular in nature but could be many things. I would see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options ...Read more
I dropped my phone on five month olds head he crud but acts fin the littel red mark is gone my sis is a nurse but is at work will he be ok?
Head injury: So if it was just a little mark and it is gone, the baby is probably ok. I would suggest having it checked out, though, because he's so small. Definitely see a doctor if he starts vomiting, sleeping more, or behaving differently. ...Read more
I had scratches on my face that have healed in a week, nowi have a red mark under skin that won't fade what can I do and how long will it take to fade?
Have patience: At the age of 19 you may have skin that is at its most reactive stage in life. Such hyper-reactivity usually settles with age. The fact that the scratches are only a week old bodes well for their ultimate resolution. At this point the topical application of over-the-counter agents such as vitamin e oil or mederma may be helpful. In time the scratches likely will improve, though it may take months. ...Read more
Sunspot? Skin CA?: You ashould always remember that when you see something on your skin ANYWHERE, that you don't understand, you owe it to yourself to report to a dermatologist and get it checked! That said, actinic keratosis are the most common of "sunspots" seen in highly susceptible sun-exposed areas. Listen carefully to my first sentence. ...Read more
Pop a spot too early ad after a hot shower the skin peeled off and left a terrible red mark on my head and its still there after 2 years?
Was diagnosed contact dermatitis, when touch my skin hardly, red mark stays long and my face, what is solution? Will it be Forever? Can it heal?
Contact dermatitis: If you remove the offending agent, would anticipate that this will resolve. ...Read more
I’ve had red mark on my arm that’s been growing a little bigger- it also stands up from the surface of my skin somewhat. It doesn’t hurt or itch.?
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
Shirt rubbed against arm as putting it on. Created red mark on arm and won't go away. After going in sun whole arm is red? Sun made skin feel prickly?
Sunburn: Some medications can make your skin more sensitive to sun exposure - ask your doctor if one of your medications could be causing this. Being exposed to enough sun will cause a sunburn. Skin sensitivity after sun exposure can also cause increased redness after mechanical trauma to the skin. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Dermatology, or the examination of skin is predominantly visual. There are many diagnoses that can be a red mark on the skin. Often times if it is not clear clinically the dermatologist will take a biopsy to aid in the diagnosis. Therefore, it is important to have that lesion examined. ...Read more
Would have to see: Can't tell without seeing itGet a more detailed answer ›
Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?
Bug bite: If it is itchy, then probably it is not infected. If it is painful, then it could be infected or could be a spider bite, either way see a doctor. ...Read more
Found a little red spot on side of tongue this am. Only one. Very small like a larger pin head.. Just today. Should I worry? Maybe bit myself?
May be bite mark: There are a number of things that can cause something like this, most of which are not serious. It could well be a bite mark. It should heal quickly, in a few days. If the area does not heal in 2 weeks, or gets bigger and more painful, it is time to see a dentist and have it checked. ...Read more
I am 28 and had a large red pimple on my cheek. Lasted more than a week. Popped it. Left behind small flat red mark. Pimple or skin damage by sun?
Hello, I have a round red mark on my leg, slightly raised and the size of a penny. Feels slightly different to other skin as it's more rough. Thanks!
Nummuliar eczema: It could be nummular eczemaGet a more detailed answer ›
I woke up with a red mark on my inner wrist the size of a penny. It is flat. Was itchy at first but after washing itchyness is gone. Skin isn't dry?
Red spot on head of penis under foreskin that won't go away, following mild uncomfort when touched but no pain or itching. Anything to put on it?
Get evaluated.: Skin lesions of the penis and foreskin should be evaluated to just make sure it is not an infection or cancer. A physician will perform a medical and sexual history and a physical exam, and based on its appearance and the diagnosis, prescribe a cream or ointment, or recommend a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more
Have red flat red spot on skin started on legs and moved on up to arms and torso itch somtime and won''t go away.?
My 8 week old baby has a red mark on the back of her head which seems to be spreading what could it be?
Could be eczema: Rash is very difficult to diagnose without seeing it. But from my experience as a pediatrician. It's not uncommon to have eczema or atopic dermatitis, witch can improve by applying moisturizer (unscented) However, it needn't of be evaluated by a doctor to make sure it's not infectious. ...Read more
Hi, I have a red spot on my left testicle skin. It's raised and feels weird when I touche it. What could it be?
Hi I just found a red spot on my tonsil. I did have a cold with a realy bad head but got over that a few days agao?
Sore throat?: Is it sore? If not, no cause for alarm. If it becomes painful or swollen, see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a problem regarding my penis, I have this red spot under my penis head and I do experience pain by the root of my penis?
A variety of possibi: There may be a variety of possibilities - infection is one, rash of some sort is another, the two may go together but the pain at the root may be different urologisc problem ...Read more
I put toothpaste on my skin last night and I woke up with a weird red mark. I'm going to a meal today, what can I do to get rid of it?
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