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Red Shiny Spot On Skin
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
Right breast has a spot tht is black in the missdle red surrounding. Looks shiny is this just a black head? Picture on profile if need to see.
Leave it alone: If it is not painful, be thankful. Leave it alone and let nature take its course. Any intervention is only likely to make it worse. ...Read more
I've always had quite a large mole. Never had any issues. There is redness around it. To touch it feels like a spot under the skin. Should I worry?
What I thought was a spot developed on my neck around 12 days ago, a lump now remains under the skin it is hard and there is redness on the skin.
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 acne and am taking Roaccutane (40mg per day). I squeezed an under the skin spot, the area of my cheek is red, how can I reduce the redness?
First of all, try not to squeeze your acne since it causes inflammation and bacteria can get further under the skin causing scarring and potentially severe infections.
Low dose hydrocortisone cream (0.5%) can be used for 48 hours to reduce the redness, but can't be used on a regular basis because it will hurt the skin. ...Read more
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
I have a white spot on my top right tonsil and it almost seems like dead skin. My tonsils are slightly swollen and it hurts a little to swallow but no redness accompied by it. I gave a girl oral two days ago which is where my concern lies......is this str
I am experiencing breast redness in one patch on my skin. It looks like a spot but doesn't have a head like a zit or pimple, it is also growing.?
Breast redness: Sounds like an infection so please get examined ...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
Penis Pain: Sounds like it might be a venereal disease and requires evaluation and treatment. Do not engage in any sexual activity until you are seen and treated. ...Read more
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
Last week I discovered spot on the my side where its kinda red and has dry skin on top of them and now they are spreading all over what is this?
This is a GUESS:
Sice you did not attach a picture you may have Pityriasis Rosea. .....The first lesion is usually called the 'Sentinal lesion" and is football shaped the RASH FOLLOWS. It is very itchy.
It is thought to be viral in nature. ..is not "spread" like most viruses and is SELF LIMITED!
Hope this helps.....
Dr Z ...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?
I have a lump on my back that hurts to touch it's red so I thought it may have been a spot but there is no head on it had it for a week now?
Lump: Painful lump in the back most probably an infected sweat gland or sebaceous gland. If gets bigger and painful get a professional help to have it treated with medicine, some times may need lancing or excission ...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
Scalp injury: Having your hair pulled hard can cause injury to the hair follicles and the scalp. Injury can cause a red tender spot on the scalp. ...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 have patch like discolouration on the shaft of my penis and also noticed a brown spot on the head of my it and small very small red dots under it?
Normal: As long as it isn't tender it is likely normal. ...Read more