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Red Quarter Size Skin Spots
Quarter sizes skin red spots arm neck with most growing overnite and 2 have massed into cyst like nodules?
Does the red, dry, bumpy spot on the back of my 3 month old sons head need attention? I noticed a red circle about the size f of a quarter on the back of my 3 month olds head after his 2 month check up. It stays dry, and it it raised a bit and it's seems
Infected pimple healed weeks ago & skin closed, but still a quarter-sized, slightly swollen, slightly painful red/purple spot (no open skin). Need Dr?
Healing Inflammation: The redness/purpleness of a healed abscess (skin infection) can take a few months to resolve. The skin will remain firm, slightly tender and have a purple/red color for some time after the infection itself has healed. This is the scar tissue healing and settling. If the area back tracks and get swollen, hot and tender again, you will need to see a doctor. Hang in there. ...Read more
Our 12 yr old son, has a quarter size red spot just to the right side of his right nipple. It feels like a hard pea size lump just under the skin.
Get eval: Always best to get lesions checked out, as your description of the area does not make any probable diagnoses "pop-up." and lesions are almost impossible to DX over the computer. Good luck. ...Read more
Bp has reduced the size and redness of my spot that lookslike a cyst with a small head like a nodule. Its still there, how long will BP do its job?
Not related: BP meds are not usually related to cyst or other skin blemishes. ...Read more
I have red spots all over my body. They come and go plus range in size. The spots do not itch nor effect me in any way. It is under my skin?
RASH: A PICTURE OF THESE WOULD HELP TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO HELP YOU ...Read more
What are these not red, non itchy, dry, non flaky spots on my skin. They're about the size of a nickle and smaller. They're spreading quickly.
Dry spreading rash: There are a number of different things this could be. One of them, common in young people is pityriasis rosea, which has oval pink/tan/salmon colored patches with scaling on the rim of the patch. On the back it has a christmas tree distribution with descending rows of these patches. If any rash is spreading quickly, please see your dermatologist right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What are these red, non dry non itchy spots not bumps, spots? They are about the size and circumference of a grain of rice. No skin texture change.
Some thoughts...: You do a great job of describing the rash, but unfortunately there are still very many possibilities. It could be a medication reaction, a viral exanthem, tinea, eczema (even if it doesn't itch), a vasculitis... It's a long list. Your doctor will ask how long it's been there, any associated symptoms (fever, etc), they'll see if it blanches, if there's any scale. Hope this is somewhat helpful! ...Read more
I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.
See a doctor: Skin lesions can come from any number of things and some of them can be indicitive of serious medical problems. The best course of action would be to be seen and evaluated by your doctor who may be able to tell the cause by simple inspeciton. Although further tests may be warrented ...Read more
I have a patch of skin near my ankle that is slightly bumpy with tiny red spots. The area appeared months ago, and it has grown in size to 2 x 4 cm.
See a dermatologist: Begin with a diagnosis. A skin specialist will be your best chance for this. Successful treatment is likely to follow. Meanwhile, elevate your legs frequently if they are swollen. Try a cortisone cream. ...Read more
Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch and have no visible raised head. Any clue?
Have pin sized blood spots under my skin. (torso, arms) 2raised bigger ones on torso. What could be the cause? Bright red. Not a lot, but enough to see
My daughter has little red spots on her arm. The size of a small eraser head looks like a small burn but it is red with small white skin on top no pain?
This is difficult to: Diagnose without seeing it. I would recommend bringing her to her doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more
Small isolated red spots on legs and arms covered completely by dead skin which can be peeled off. No itch or increase in size. What is it?
Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Red, dime size painful spot on back of hairline after barbershop visit. Smooth, no head. Is it MSRA or regular boil? Any way to tell or treat?
Unclear: You seem to be describing an abscess or boil. This occuru with or without a trip to the barber shop. MRSA remains a possibility in the current clinical setting. Generally very warm compresses used frequently are the first line of treatment. You may use a topical antibiotic such as neosporin, with limited benefit depending on the depth of the infection See a doctor soon if it does not improve. ...Read more
A small dime sized red spot on my arm. No bump, no skin breakage... the skin is smooth, but if feels as if I have had a shot. NO shots received! Help!
Probably a bruise: You are likely to see this gradually clear over 2-3 weeks. If not, see a DR. "Hickeys" are common. ...Read more
I have a red spot, kind of shiny, the size of the tip of marker mabye, and it stays there for a month or 2, on head of penis under foreskin?
Difficult to know: At your age a recurring but resolving lesion on the glans may be nothing to worry about. However, this is something that has to be looked at to know. It could require nothing or a topical medication but could require further testing and even a biopsy. No reason to risk a problem. Get it checked out by your pcp, a urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Sudden loss of hair, one single spot, red skin in the area, size of a coin. Located top of the head. What could it be?
Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?
What could cause red pin size spot and welt around it, on my arm, that feels like my skin is burning and when I squeeze it, clear fluid comes out?
Many potential cause: If you have a blistering lesion which are burning, you need to consider seeing a dermatologist. Since you have given us no information on your health condition and drug intake, it is impossible to venture a guess. I would urge you to consult a dermatologist if the problem persists for more than 2 weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more
I have a newish (maybe a week) red spot under my eye. It's circular, about half the size of a dime. It seems like it's just dry skin but it seems odd?
Dime sized red spot on forearm, small pimple in center. Red line starting to trail away. No pain, itching, heat, or swelling. Skin clears when pulled?
Lesion: Hard to answer without more information and pictures ...Read more
Flat round red spot about the size of pinkie tip appeared on lower leg yesterday. No bite marks, no pustule, no itch. Feel sm lump under skin. Age 63?
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Bright red spot the size of dime showed up on thigh a few days ago. No border, no pain or itchiness. Bumpy/rough texture. Skin cancer? 20 yr old Female
Cancer not likely: Suspect minor injury. If it fails to evolve through healing during next 2 weeks, consider alternative diagnosis and biopsy. Avoid antibiotics and antiseptics. Leave open. Wash gently in shower. ...Read more
Possibilities: There is a possibility that it can be a sexualy transmitted disease but another possibility is pearly papules (photos can be seen using search engine - i.e. google images). These are benign not contagious and common so possibly nothing to worry about. If there is any question as to the cause see your MD. ...Read more
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